Cookie policy

This is the Cookie Policy for WE Soda Ltd, accessible from www.wesoda.co.uk

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.


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 the this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.


The Cookies We Set

Name Cookie name Provider Type Purpose Description
Laravel Cross Script Reference XSRF-TOKEN * First party Necessary This cookie is provided by the Laravel framework in order to prevent the cross-scripting attacks.
Laravel Session laravel_session * First party Necessary This cookie is provided by the Laravel framework in order to handle sessions.
Google Analytics Universal Tracking Limiter _gat_UA-4230368-6 Google Analytics Third party Analytics It is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
Google Analytics ID _gid Google Analytics Third party Analytics This cookie is created by Google Analytics as an id to track for analytics purposes
Google Analytics Assignation _ga Google Analytics Third party Analytics This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default, it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
HotJar Audience Include _hjIncludedInSample HotJar Third party Analytics This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.

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.

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 optimisations 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.


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.

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