About Our Cookies

Our website, like most, uses cookies to help us understand how visitors find and navigate the website.

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer.

They can be used for many reasons on websites. Some help target adverts to you based on what you have previously viewed, some can be used to count how many times you have visited a page, and others might keep track of what you have added to your shopping basket.

What cookies does The Helpful Book Company website (helpfulbooks.co.uk) use?


Cookie names: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmt, __utmx, __utmz, _ga , _gat
Sets cookies on helpfulbooks.co.uk
Sets cookies on doubleclick.net & google.com (Google Adsense)
These cookies are set and used by Google Analytics to help us track how our website is used. For example, we can see how many visitors a day we get and which page is the most popular. 

You can read more about how Google Analytics uses cookies here.

Really don't want us and Google Analytics to anonymously track you across our (and other) websites? You can opt out across all websites using Google's opt-out tool

You can find out more about how Google Adsense uses cookies here. If you want to opt out of targeted Google Adsense adverts you can read more about opting out here.


Sets cookies for MailChimp.com

When you sign-up to our fantastic weekly IT free tips and advice email we use MailChimp to process your details and send the emails out. They have their own cookie and privacy policy here. You can cancel the email at any time and we will never pass your details to anyone else.


Sets cookies for PayPal.com and helpfulbooks.co.uk

We offer PayPal as a checkout option, this service uses cookies to keep track of the items in your basket and whether you have paid for it yet or not. PayPal has its own set of
 privacy and cookie policies.

Barclaycard Payment

Sets cookies for payments.epdq.co.uk

The "Pay for an invoice" feature on our website takes you to the Barclaycard Payment Gateway, which in a similar way to PayPal uses cookies to keep track of the order process. Barclaycard has a set of privacy and cookie policies which you can find here.

WordPress and Hosting

Cookie names: cookie_notice_accepted, DYNSRV, __cfduid
Sets cookies on helpfulbooks.co.uk

cookie_notice_accepted is the cookie we use to stop the cookie message displaying each time you visit the site. 
DYNSRV is used by our hosting provider to help manage website traffic. 
__cfduid is the cookie set by Cloudflare and you can read more about it here.

Shopify, shopping basket (Cart).

Cookie names: _shopify_*, _s, storefront_*, _y, cart_*,_landing_page, _orig_*,Lang,IDE,X-PP-*, secure_*

Sets cookies on helpfulbooks.co.uk

These cookies, among others, are needed to make sure when you pay for your order you are paying for your order and that Shopify knows you have paid. You can read more about Shopify cookies here or contact us for more details.

Facebook Meta Pixel

Cookie names: _fbp & related facebook.com cookies

We use this when we run Facebook Adverts to make sure they are working well. You can view and update your Facebook ads settings & preferences at any time here.

Where can I find out more about cookies?

  • AboutCookies.org - Has detailed information about how to find & remove cookies
  • Wikipedia HTTP Cookie - In-depth detail on how cookies are formed and saved to your computer. It also covers the history of cookies

The Legal Bit

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer/device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user's computer/device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information [ https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ ].

Other cookies may be stored on your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

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we are not responsible for the content of these sites.