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Cookie Policy and Information

What are cookies?

A cookie is a very small text file that can be stored on your computer when you visit a web page. Cookies are used to help you navigate the website and to enhance your experience whilst on the website. Cookies enable a website to tailor information presented to you based on your browsing preferences.

Why does Rarewaves use cookies?

Rarewaves use cookies to collect data about the performance of our website and to ensure an easy, consistent, and secure user experience for our visitors. The majority of data we collect is anonymised and not specific to an individual.

Rarewaves may use cookies to personalise web pages during your visit to our website. For example, remembering the currency you prefer to see. We will also use them to remember you when you return for easy navigation, access to your account, and saving the items you place in your cart for you.

We may also use cookies to follow your visit to our website and to help us create a profile of your preferences and interests in particular categories we sell. We will collect data to identify you whilst you are browsing so that we can measure our website, make improvements in the future and respect your marketing preferences.

Can cookies harm my computer?

No. Cookies do not harm your computer and cannot carry viruses. Cookies are intended to enhance your experience of a website, rather than obstruct it.

How can I see, change, or remove cookies?

On a PC

Microsoft Edge

  • Click on the three dots top right and select "Settings".
  • On the left hand side, select "Cookies and site permissions"
  • You will now see options to manage and delete your cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on the three lines top right and select "Settings".
  • On the left hand side, select "Privacy & Security"
  • Scroll down to "Cookies and Site Data".
  • You will now see options to manage and clear data.

Google Chrome

  • Click on the three dots top right and select "Settings", which will open in a new tab
  • On the left hand side, select "Privacy and Security"
  • Click "Cookies and other site data"
  • You will now see options to allow, block, clear and see your cookies.

On an Apple Mac

Mozilla Firefox (MacOS X)

  • Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
  • Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
  • Choose your preferred settings.

Safari 1.0 (MacOS X)

  • Choose Preferences from Safari menu
  • Select Security icon
  • Cookie settings are shown in window
  • Choose your preferred settings

Opera (MacOS X)

  • Go to Opera in the main menu and select Preferences (or press Alt+P to access them directly)
  • Select Privacy.

Mobile

iPad / iPhone

  • Go to "Settings", scroll down and select "Safari"
  • Scroll down to "Privacy & Security", where you will be able to change your cookie settings

Android

  • In the internet browser, open the menu and select "More"
  • Choose "Settings"
  • Scroll down to "Privacy", and then click to accept or reject cookies, or to clear cookie data

What cookies do Rarewaves use?

Allowing cookies will optimise your experience on our website. We are always looking to improve our website experience for our customers and the information we collect from cookies allows us to identify areas requiring improvement. 

There are different types of cookies, some are strictly necessary in order to provide you with our service, and others are optional where you have the ability to turn them off by changing your preferences.  

Strictly necessary cookies

These enable Rarewaves customers to navigate and shop on our website and access secure areas. All these cookies are essential to ensuring a pleasant and secure customer shopping experience. Further details about the main cookies can be found below:

cart, cart_currency, cart_sig, cart_ts, and cart_ver These cookies are necessary for holding products in your cart and ensuring a secure checkout and payment function on the website. These cookies expire after 2 weeks.
checkout: This cookie is necessary for secure checkout on the website. This cookie expires after 4 weeks.
checkout_token: This cookie is necessary for secure checkout on the website. This cookie expires after 1 year.
cookietest: This cookie is used to determine if the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box or not. This cookie expires when your session ends.
_pandectes_gdpr: This cookie captures your cookie preferences on our site for the next two months. This cookie expires after 1 year.
_pay_session: This cookie is used in conjunction with the payment window - The cookie is necessary for making secure transactions on the website. This cookie expires when your session ends.
secure_customer_sig: This cookie is used to store customer credentials securely when processing a purchase on the website - the cookie is essential in making a secure online transaction. This cookie expires after 1 year.
_shopify_country: This cookie is used to determine the preferred country setting selected by the visitor. This cookie expires when your session ends.
shopify_pay_redirect: The cookie is necessary for the secure checkout and payment function on the website. This cookie expires after 1 day.
test_cookie: Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies. This cookie expires after 1 day.

Functional cookies

These record the pages you visit only on our website. This data is anonymised.

soundest-views: Assigns a specific ID to the visitor. This allows the website to determine the number of specific user-visits for analysis and statistics. This cookie expires when your session ends.
soundestID: This cookie is used to determine if the visitor has visited the website before, or if it is a new visitor on the website. This cookie expires when your session ends.

Performance cookies

These collect information about how visitors use our website and our search box. All information is aggregated and anonymous and doesn’t identify specific users.

_ga: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. This cookie expires after 2 years.
_gat: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. This cookie expires after 1 day.
_gid: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how visitors use the website. This cookie expires after 1 day.
_landing_page: Stores visitors' navigation by registering landing pages - This allows the website to present relevant products and/or measure their advertisement efficiency on other websites. This cookie expires after 13 days.
omnisendAnonymousID: Used to encrypt and contain visitor data - This is necessary for the security of the user data. This cookie expires after 1 year.
omnisendSessionID: Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes. This cookie expires after 1 day.
_orig_referrer: This cookie is used to collect information on visitors. This information will become an ID string with information on each visitor – ID information strings can be used to present offers to groups with similar preferences, or can be used by third party domains or ad-exchanges. This cookie expires after 13 days.
_s, _shopify_d, _shopify_s, _shopify_sa_p, and _shopify_sa_t: These Shopify cookies collect data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website. They also allow the website to detect any referrals from other websites. These cookies expire after 30 minutes.
_shopify_evids: This cookie contains data on the content of the shopping cart. This data is used for promote related products that you might like or for retargeting purposes. This cookie expires when your session ends.
_y and _shopify_y: These Shopify cookies collect data on visitors' behaviour and interaction - This is used to make advertisement on the website more relevant. This cookie expires after 1 year.

Advertising cookies

These are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by third party advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

_fbp and fr: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. This cookie expires after 3 months.
_gcl_au: Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. This cookie expires after 3 months.

How do I set or change my cookie permissions with Rarewaves?

All customers who visit our website are asked to confirm their cookie preferences. A pop-up box appears at the bottom right of our pages that allows you to "Accept" all cookies, "Decline" all but those cookies that are strictly necessary to provide you our service, or review your "Preferences" which allows you to turn on or off the specific types of cookies mentioned above.

Your data and privacy is very important to us, so we will ask you to reconfirm your preference after every 60 days. 

If you've previously set your cookie preference with Rarewaves and changed your mind, you can revoke or change your cookie permissions here if you're logged in.