Cookie Policy for The Second Spirit

This is the Cookie Policy for The Second Spirit, accessible from https://thesecondspirit.com/cookie-policy/

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

  • Account related cookies

If you create an account with us, then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

  • Login related cookies

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

  • Email newsletters related cookies

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

  • Orders processing related cookies

This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

  • Surveys related cookies

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

  • Forms related cookies

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

  • Site preferences cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.
  • As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
  • The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

  • We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioral advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
  • Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; {Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitch, Reddit, Pinterest and YouTube}, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Cookies We Use

CookieCookie NameCookie PurposeWebsite Name(s)DurationType
CloudFlare__cfduidThe "__cfduid" cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-What-does-the-CloudFlare-cfduid-cookie-do-
.mailerlite.com1 YearThird Party
Stripe__stripe_midStripe is used to make credit card payments. Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable us to process payments without storing any credit card information on our own servers..stripe.com1 YearPermanent
Stripe__stripe_sidStripe is used to make credit card payments. Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable us to process payments without storing any credit card information on our own servers..stripe.com1 DayPermanent
Woocommercewp_woocommerce_sessionRequired for the woocommerce shopping cart to operate.thesecondspirit.com3 DaysPermanent
Woocommercewoocommerce_cart_hashRequired for the woocommerce shopping cart to operate.thesecondspirit.comExpires When You Close Your BrowserSession
Woocommercewoocommerce_items_in_cartRequired for the woocommerce shopping cart to operate.thesecondspirit.comExpires When You Close Your BrowserSession
Akamai Technologies01AIThis cookie is set by the abmr.net domain to enable streaming data such as videos..abmr.net1 YearThird Party
PaypalPYPFPaypal s used to make credit card payments. Paypal uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable us to process payments without storing any credit card information on our own servers..paypalobjects.com1 MonthPermanent
Google Analytics__utmaThis cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits pwc.com/gx, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc.com/gx and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure..thesecondspirit.com2 YearsPermanent
Google Analytics__utmbThis cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with pwc.com/gx. When a user views a page on pwc.com/gx, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on pwc.com/gx; this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on pwc.com/gx for longer than 30 minutes..thesecondspirit.com1 DayPermanent
Google Analytics__utmcHistorically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using theurchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to.thesecondspirit.comExpires When You Close Your BrowserSession
Google Analytics__utmtThis cookie is set by Google Analytics. It is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites..thesecondspirit.com1 DayPermanent
Google Analytics__utmzThis cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach pwc.com/gx, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within pwc.com/gx. The cookie is updated with each page view to pwc.com/gx..thesecondspirit.com6 MonthsPermanent
Wordpress / Jetpacktk_aiJetpack collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience..thesecondspirit.com5 YearsPermanent
Wordpress / Jetpacktk_lrJetpack collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience..thesecondspirit.com1 YearPermanent
Wordpress / Jetpacktk_orJetpack collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience..thesecondspirit.com5 YearsPermanent
Wordpress / Jetpacktk_qsJetpack collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience..thesecondspirit.com1 DayPermanent
Wordpress / Jetpacktk_r3dJetpack collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience..thesecondspirit.com3 DaysPermanent
FacebookfrFacebook helps you stay in touch with your network through their website/ mobile application. We make it easier for you to share any content of interest on Facebook and sometimes, we may present with some targeted adverts on Facebook based on your engagement with our website(s)..facebook.com3 MonthsThird Party
GoogleIDEThis cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts..doubleclick.net2 YearsThird Party
GoogleDSIDThis cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts..doubleclick.net1 DayThird Party
Googlepermutive-sessionThis cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts..doubleclick.net18 MonthsThird Party
Googlepermutive-idThis cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts..doubleclick.net19 MonthsThird Party
Google_psegsThis cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts..doubleclick.net20 MonthsThird Party

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the CookiePolicyGenerator.com

However, if you are still looking for more information than you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

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