EU Cookie Regulations 2011 By using and browsing the Acacia Masonic Regalia website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.
A recent (2011) change in EU regulations requires that consent must be obtained before using any cookie that is not strictly necessary for the functioning of the site. It is not yet clear how this will be interpreted in law.
This website currently uses the following types of cookie:
Specifically excluded from the scope of the regulations:
ACTINIC_CART. Records the session file of the shopping cart.
Consent is obtained before use provided agreement to the Terms and Conditions is enforced in the checkout (the default setting), and the Terms and Conditions retain the default cookie statement:
ACTINIC_BUSINESS. The login digest for logged in customers. ACTINIC_CONTACT. Checkout 'Remember Me' function stores contact information to avoid the need for re-entering for subsequent orders.
Necessary for the correct functioning of the associated elements of the site:
ACTINI_REFERER. Returns the customer to the last page visited after completion of the checkout. LAST_SECTION_URL. Used by the Back link on the Product Page, to return the visitor to the correct Section Page. ACTINIC_RECENT. Records the image filename(s) for the Recently Viewed Products list, if enabled. CART_CONTENT. Stores the cart value and item count for the shopping cart summary.
None of these four cookies stores personal data. The first two expire on closing the browser.
Web analytics tools, of which Google Analytics is the most common, are used by almost every website to provide insight into the behaviour of visitors to the site.
Analytics tools help website owners answer all sorts of questions like:
What are the most popular pages on my site? What pages don't visitors appear to like? What browsers are my visitors using? What days or times bring the most visits? Having these answers, and many more, is vital to the ability of owners to make sure their site is the best it can be, and has content that people find useful or valuable.
In other words, analytics provides basic market intelligence that every company needs to be able to continue to serve its customers.
The only way to collect this intelligence is to place a cookie on the visitor's machine that enables the analytics program to follow them around the site.
This information is completely anonymous. There is no way anyone can tell who those visitors are. So there is no loss of privacy in gathering this information.