Cookies Policy

Last Updated : 17/01/23

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third ­parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).

They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.

Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).


How do we use cookies?

The House of Sake website at (the website) uses cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons and some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users. We also use cookies for analytics if consent has been given.


Functional First Party Cookies

The table below provides details of the First Party Cookies that the websites uses. These cookies are essential for the website to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of “carts” and process payments for eCommerce functionality.

Provider Cookie Name Expiry Description
WordPress wordpress_logged_in Session Stores login status
WordPress wordpress_sec Session Encrypted login details
WordPress wp-settings-time 1 Year Used to customise view of admin and front-end interfaces
WordPress wordpress_test_cookie Session Checks if your web browser is set to reject cookies
WooCommerce woocommerce_items_in_cart Session Contains information about cart contents
WooCommerce woocommerce_cart_hash Session Helps WooCommerce to know when the items in the cart have changed
WooCommerce wp_woocommerce_session_ 2 Days Contains a unique code for each customer


Functional Third Party Cookies

These cookies are only set when visiting the basket or checkout pages, they are required to allow payments to be processed via our payment gateways

Provider Cookie Name Expiry Description
SellXed Barclaycard Plugin barclaycardcw-woocommerce-context-id Session Used to secure the SellXed Barclaycard Payment Processor
SellXed Barclaycard Plugin barclaycardcw-woocommerce-context-key Session Used to secure the SellXed Barclaycard Payment Processor
PayPal PAYPF 27 Days Used for the PayPal login system


Non-Functional Third Party Cookies

The table below provides details of the Non-Functional Third Party Cookies that the website uses, these cookies are not essential for the website to work correctly and are used for gathering site analytics, they are only set if consent has been given and all analytics data is anonymised.

Provider Cookie Name Expiry Description
Google Analytics _ga 2 Years Used to distingush users
Google Analytics _gid 24 Hours Used to distingush users
Google Analytics _gat 1 Minute Used to throttle request rate


Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit (EU based) or (US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.  

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on or by not clicking on the ‘Accept and close’ button displayed in the Cookie banner at the bottom of the website. The site will still operate as expected and not accepting the analytics cookies will not impact your experience.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, you can find the most relevant contact details in our Privacy Policy.