Cookie policy

Welcome to the Vernon François platform, which is owned and operated by Project L3 Limited, trading as Vernon François.  Here we will explain what cookies may be set when you visit the platform and how to reject or delete those cookies.


By continuing to use this platform, you agree to our use of cookies in the way described in this policy.

A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your device to allow a platform to recognise you as a user when you return using the same device and web browser, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’).  Other similar files work in the same way and we use the word ‘cookie’ in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

Cookies are an extremely common technology for remembering certain information about a visitor to a platform.  The vast majority of platforms make use of cookies and they are used for a wide range of tasks.  We use cookies for the following purposes:

•    for platform operation, for example to enable you to login to your account or place an order
•    to analyse use of the platform by, for example, recognising and counting the number of visitors and how they move around the platform.  This helps us to see what parts of the platform are popular and which sections need improving to make the experience better for users
•    to recognise you when you return to the platform so that content can be personalised for you, for example, by remembering your country and platform preferences and
•    to record your visit to the platform and the pages you have visited and the and links you have followed.  We will use this to make the platform more relevant to your interests.

The length of time a cookie will stay on your device depends on whether it is a ‘session’ cookie or a ‘persistent’ cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your device until they expire or are deleted.

When you accessed the platform, you were presented with a message that notified you of our use of cookies.  We had to use a cookie to present you with that notice (you can see details of this cookie under ‘Cookie Banner’ in the table below).  If you continue to use the platform, more cookies and other tracking technologies will be placed on your device as described in this Cookie Policy in order to enhance your user experience.

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you, but If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this platform (or, indeed, on any other platform) you can do this through your browser settings.  The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
 
Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ which contains detailed information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.  You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies.  Please note that, as these platforms are not owned or operated by us, we are not responsible for any of the content on them.

Restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this platform.

Below is a list of the main cookies used on the platform and what each is used for:

Name

Session Cookie

ID

_session_id

Purpose

This session cookie allows the platform to store information about your session e.g. your landing page. 

Opting Out

It is not possible to opt out of this cookie as it is strictly necessary for basic features of the platform to function properly.

 

Name

Visit Cookie

ID

shopify_visit

Purpose

This persistent cookie is used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits to our platform.

Opting Out

It is not possible to opt out of this cookie as it is a requirement of our service provider.

 

Name

Visit Cookie

ID

shopify_uniq

Purpose

This persistent cookie counts the number of visits to our platform by a single visitor.

Opting Out

It is not possible to opt out of this cookie as it is a requirement of our service provider.

 

Name

Cart

ID

Unique token

Purpose

This persistent cookie enables us to:

  • store information about the contents of your shopping cart.

Opting Out

It is not possible to opt out of this cookie, as it is necessary in order to be able to shop on our platform.

 

Name

Cookie Banner

ID

europeancookielaw

Purpose

This cookie enables us to

  • hide the banner about our cookie policy after you’ve seen it.

Opting Out

It is not possible to opt out of this cookie as it is strictly necessary for us to provide the functionality relating to the platform’s cookie banner.

 

Name

Storefront

ID

Secure_session_id

Purpose 

This sessional cookie enables us to

  • wrap the connection between your browser session and the online store in an encrypted shell                       

Opting Out

It is not possible to opt out of this cookie as it is strictly necessary for us to provide the functionality relating to the platform’s cookie banner.

 

Name

Storefront

ID

Storefront_digest

Purpose 

This persistent cookie enables us to

  • assess whether you have an account.

Opting Out

It is not possible to opt out of this cookie as it is strictly necessary for us to provide the functionality relating to the platform’s cookie banner.

Cookies set by third parties

We also use and work with a number of third party suppliers and partners who set cookies on this platform in order to deliver certain services and features.  For example, we sometimes embed video content from platforms such as YouTube, which set cookies on your device when you visit a page on this platform containing embedded content. We do not control these cookies. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these organisations, as well as information on how to opt-out, please review the table below.

Name

Google Analytics

ID

_ga

Purpose

This cookie enables us to:

  • track from which sites our visitors arrive at the platform and
  • anonymously track actions around the platform, such as the number of people who buy a particular product.

Source

Google Analytics

Opting Out

This platform uses Google Analytics; a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.  Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of this platform and compile reports for us on platform activity.  This cookie does not collect information that identifies an individual.  For how to reject or delete these cookies see  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

 

Cookie Name

Purpose 

YouTube

We use YouTube to show some of our video content and YouTube may set cookies on your browser in order to display the video and monitor non-attributable statistical information.  Information on YouTube's privacy policy can be found here http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Some of the emails we send you may contain a ‘web beacon pixel’ or tracked links which allow us to identify when you have opened the email and to verify which links contained in the email you have accessed.  

We use this information to determine which parts of our emails are of most interest to you.

You can delete the pixel by deleting the email.  If you do not wish to download the pixel to your device, you can ensure this by selecting to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

Alternatively, you can unsubscribe from our mailing list by contacting us at privacy@vernonfrancois.com.

Changes 

We may make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time by sending an e-mail to the last e-mail address we have for you with the changed provisions or by posting a revised copy of the Cookie Policy to the platform.  Any changes will take effect 3 days after the date of our email or the date on which we post the changed policy on the platform, whichever is the earlier.  Your continued use of the platform after that period expires means that you agree to be bound by the changed policy. 

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about cookies or your privacy when using this platform, please contact us at privacy@vernonfrancois.com.

Posted [12/09/2016]