Cookie Policy


This cookie policy sets out how Hearth & Shrine uses cookies when you use this website. Hearth & Shrine is committed to transparency when it comes to how we track or use your data and you can be assured that any data you provide will only be used in accordance with this cookie policy and our privacy policy.

You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated on 16/02/2023.

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

We may also use session cookies when displaying on-page pop-ups for you. Those session cookies only last for as long as you have your web browser open, so they are deleting whenever you close your browser. We use these to help make sure you are only shown pop-ups from us when most relevant.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called when you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as:

  • Which pages you visit on the website
  • How long you spend on our website
  • We may track how you navigated to our website (e.g. search results, direct, social media referral)
  • Whether you contact us after visiting this website via Google Ads, Facebook Ads, or another advertising platform.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official page for how Google uses cookies.

We may also use Google Ads, which may use cookies to track how you interact with this website, if you have interacted with one of our ads on Google in the past 30 days. All this will record is whether you visit this website via a Google ad and if you get in touch with us after interacting with an ad, so that we can monitor our ad performance.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us via the contact page: