cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a technology for remembering information between web pages. Because of cookies your web browser can remember you are logged in to a web site, have put items in a shopping basket, have visited a site before, or what your personal preferences are. Most web sites use cookies of some sort, and have been doing so for many years.

In reality, a cookie is a small text file which is stored by the user's web browser. The cookie only contains data, not code, so it can't contain a virus or spyware. This doesn't mean that all cookies are harmless in intent, but they can only ever store information.

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What cookies do we use?

The cookies we use on the Building the Butterfly web site are just "analytical" cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of site visitors and to see how these visitors move around the site when they're using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works e.g. by making sure visitors are finding the information they need as easily as possible.

This site uses four Google Analytics cookies:


If you would like to know more about these cookies, please see the Google Analytics web site.

What about when I start buying things?

The Building the Butterfly web site uses a shopping basket facility hosted by RomanCart. As soon as you start putting items into your shopping basket, RomanCart will start using its own cookies to keep track of what you are doing (such as what items you have in your basket). Without these cookies the shopping basket would not be able to function, and you would not be able to buy things from the web site.

Once you decide to check out, you will be taken to the secure site of either PayPal or HSBC (depending on how you have chosen to pay) to complete the payment. Both these web sites also use cookies, and this is necessary in order to carry out the transaction safely, securely and successfully.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our use of cookies.