What is a Cookie? 

A cookie is a small text file that is transmitted from our server to your browser. This data is stored on your hard drive and is returned to our server every time you access certain pages on our site.

Cookies are commonly used to remember a user’s information as they use the site or if they leave the site and then return. They make using websites easier and faster and will do things such as remembering the contents of your basket if you leave the site, saving your login details and saving your address.  

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details however we do use encrypted information gathered from cookies to help improve your experience of the site.

How The Worm that Turned uses Cookies

We use cookies to keep track of your current shopping session in order to personalise your experience, allowing you to retrieve your shopping basket at any time. You can choose to block or restrict cookies by altering the settings in your browser, please see our [help page](/pages/cookie-browser-help) in order to do this. You can also delete cookies that have previously been stored, please see your browser help page in order to do this.

We use 3 types of cookies on worm.co.uk. These can be split into:  

  • Session cookies – These are deleted automatically after each visit.  
  • Persistent cookies - These are used to remember login details, address details and basket details.  
  • Third party cookies – These are used by our partners to measure site visitors (e.g. Google Analytics)   


Here's a list of the cookies we use, and what we use them for.

Cookie Name   Purpose
  _dc_gtm_UA-2305071-1 Used by Google Tag Manager to explicitly set the unique analytics code in the browser
  _ga Used by Google Tag Manager to distinguish users
  _gat Used by Google Tag Manager to filter requests from bots
  _gcl_au Used by Google Tag Manager to store and track conversions
  _gid Used by Google Tag Manager to explicitly set the unique analytics code in the browser
  _landing_page Used by Shopify to track landing pages
  _orig_referrer Used by Shopify to track landing pages
  _s Used by Shopify for analytics
  _secure_session_id Used by Shopify in connection with navigation through a storefront
  _shopify_country Used by Shopify in connection with checkout
  _shopify_fs Used by Shopify for analytics
  _shopify_ga
Used by Shopify for analytics
  _shopify_s Used by Shopify for analytics
  _shopify_evids
Used by Shopify for analytics relating to marketing and referrals
  _shopify_sa_p  Used by Shopify for analytics relating to marketing and referrals
  _shopify_sa_t Used by Shopify for analytics relating to marketing and referrals
  _shopify_y Used by Shopify for analytics
  _y  Used by Shopify for analytics
  cart  Used by Shopify in connection with shopping cart
  cart_currency Used by Shopify in connection with shopping cart
  cart_sig Used by Shopify in connection with checkout and analytics
  cart_ts Used by Shopify in connection with checkout
  cart_ver Used by Shopify in connection with shopping cart
  checkout  Used by Shopify in connection with checkout
  checkout_token Used by Shopify in connection with checkout
_checkout_queue_checkout_token
Used by Shopify in connection with checkout
  _checkout_queue_token
Used by Shopify in connection with checkout
  eg_cookieconsent_status Created by Easy GDPR and enables you to accept our cookie statement once every year
  previous_checkout_token Used by Shopify in connection with checkout
  secure_customer_sig Used by Shopify in connection with customer login
  storefront_digest Used by Shopify in connection with customer login
  swym-cu_ct Used by Wishlist Plus to manage customers' favourite products
  swym-currentFilter  Used by Wishlist Plus to manage customers' favourite products
  swym-email Used by Wishlist Plus to manage customers' favourite products
  swym-instrumentMap  Used by Wishlist Plus to manage customers' favourite products
  swym-nf_svd Used by Wishlist Plus to manage customers' favourite products
  swym-np_r Used by Wishlist Plus to manage customers' favourite products
  swym-o_s Used by Wishlist Plus to manage customers' favourite products
  swym-ol_ct  Used by Wishlist Plus to manage customers' favourite products
  swym-pid Used by Wishlist Plus to manage customers' favourite products
  swym-session-id Used by Wishlist Plus to manage customers' favourite products
  swym-swymRegid  Used by Wishlist Plus to manage customers' favourite products
  tracked_start_checkout Used by Shopify in connection with checkout
  _utma This cookie distinguishes between users and sessions. It is created when the javacript library executes and no | pre-existing cookies exist. This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics
  _utmc This cookie is a session identifier and it expires when you close the browser. When it expires, Google Analytics | knows to end the session for you.
  _utmz This cookie stores the traffic source or campaign, which explains how you have reached our site. For example it stores keywords used in Google and campaigns like AdWords. Visits can be attributed to a certain source or campaign for up to 6 months and it is overridden each time you enter our site from a new source



Cookies used by our partners

  • Google Analytics – Google Analytics is a tool that allows us to track visitors and see how our site is used at a macro level. All personal information collected is anonymised so neither Google nor The Worm that Turned can use your details for any marketing purposes. We use this for seeing which products and pages are most/least popular and thereby improve the service for future users. We are also starting to use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.  
  • Email Tracking  – From time to time we send out marketing emails to users who have opted in to our mailing list. These emails have cookies that allow us to track how many visitors clicked on a link in the email and how much revenue each email generates.  
  • Affiliate Cookies – From time to time we work with affiliate sites (websites that are paid to help us find new customers). These require us to use cookies to tell us which site you came from so that any visits/sales that are the result of one of these sites are correctly attributed to those sites. Your personal details are not stored.   


When you enable the feature Do not track (DNT), it sends a request to websites not to track your browsing, for example by third party ad or social networks, or analytic companies. You can opt out of tracking and analytics on this website by changing your browser settings.

If you decide to use our function buttons on our product pages, which allow you to print, email or share our products with friends through social networks (such as Facebook and Twitter) you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Please be aware that third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to our website. If you would like to opt out of Google’s use of cookies, please visit Google's Ads Settings.

Flash Cookies

On www.worm.co.uk we display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but your browser manages them differently.

If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings. However please be aware that if you disable Flash cookies for worm.co.uk, you'll be unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.
 
We provide this information in order to comply with recent legislation so that we are honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.

How do I change my Cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit here.

If you have any questions you can email us at customerservices@worm.co.uk or see our contact us page for more information. If you’d like to learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org