cookie Policy

This website www.unveilingpearls.co.uk (“Our Site”) uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, We are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better understanding how you use it. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur if you continue using Our Site. If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Site immediately.


1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1 In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

“Cookie” means a small file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site;

“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 [and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)];

“personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by [the Data Protection Act 1998] OR [EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)]; and

“We/Us/Our” means Unveiling Pearls, a limited company registered in England.

2. How Does Our Site Use Cookies?

2.1 Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve our products and services.

We share this information with Squarespace, our first party website analytics provider, to learn about site traffic and activity.

2.2 Our site uses cookies and similar technologies, which are small files or pieces of text that download to a device when a visitor accesses a website or app.

These functional and required cookies are always used, which allow Squarespace, our hosting platform, to securely serve this website to you.

These analytics and performance cookies are used on this site, as described below, only when you acknowledge our cookie banner. We use analytics cookies to view site traffic, activity, and other data.

2.3 By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third party Cookies are used on Our Site to help us make user specific improvements to the website. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.

2.4    We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:

2.4.1     Strictly Necessary Cookies

A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.

2.4.2     Analytics Cookies

It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.

2.4.3     Functionality Cookies

Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.

2.4.4     Targeting Cookies

It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.

2.4.5     Third Party Cookies

Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).

2.4.6     Persistent Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site.

2.4.7     Session Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

2.5 Cookies on Our Site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the tables below.

2.6 For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

2.7 For more specific details of the Cookies that We use, please refer to the table below.


3. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?

3.1 The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
Cookie: Crumb
Purpose: Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in.
Duration: Session

Cookie: RecentRedirect
Purpose: Prevents redirect loops if a site has custom URL redirects. Redirect loops are bad for SEO.
Duration: 30 minutes

Cookie: Test
Purpose: Investigates if the browser supports cookies and prevents errors.
Duration: Session

3.2 The following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Cookies: _utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz
Purpose: Google Analytics cookies for anonymously tracking visitor data and profiles.
Provider: Google Analytics

3.3 Our Site uses analytics services provided by Squarespace and Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

3.4 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) analytics Cookies to gather the required information.

3.5 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) the following analytics Cookies:

Cookies: ss_cid, ss_cvr
Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
Provider: Squarespace
Duration: 2 years

Cookies: ss_cvisit, ss_cvt
Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
Provider: Squarespace
Duration: 30 minutes

Cookies: ss_cpvisit,
Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
Provider: Squarespace
Duration: 2 years

Cookies: ss_cookieAllowed
Purpose: Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies
Provider: Squarespace
Duration: 30 days

4. Consent and Control

4.1 You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

4.2 The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

4.2.1 Google Chrome

4.2.2 Microsoft Internet Explorer

4.2.3 Microsoft Edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)

4.2.4 Safari (macOS)

4.2.5 Safari (iOS)

4.2.6 Mozilla Firefox

4.2.7 Android (Please refer5. Changes to this Cookie Policy

5. Changes to the Policy

5.1 We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

5.2 In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

6. Further Information

6.1 If you would like to know more about how We use Cookies, please contact Us at info@unveilingpearls.co.uk. to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)