Cookie Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. Our Cookie policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

1. What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
a) information about your visits to and use of this website; b) information about any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services; c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us and/or subscribing to our website services and/or email notifications.

2. Information about website visits

We may collect information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability, and for marketing purposes.

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may send a cookie which may be stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to recognize your computer when you visit our website, and to personalise our website for you. (Our advertisers may also send you cookies).

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Internet Options’, ‘Privacy’, and selecting ‘Block all cookies’ using the sliding selector). This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites including this one.

3. Use of Cookies

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

4. What are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s hard drive. It is generated by a web server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned.

Session Cookies are used on this shopping site to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart. You can turn off cookies within your browser by going to ‘Tools | Internet Options | Privacy’ and selecting to block cookies. PLEASE NOTE – If you turn off or block cookies, you will be unable to place orders or benefit from the other features that use cookies on this website.

We also use Google Analytics cookies so that we can measure which pages are viewed and how people use the website. In this way can update the website to benefit users and visitors to Calligraphy Arts.

AddThis is another ‘cookie’ that is used. The AddThis button spreads content across the Web making it easy for visitors to bookmark and share with other people. Provides statistics about bookmarking and sharing activity of users, and helps visitors create buzz for sites to increase popularity and ranking. AddThis is a ClearSpring Technologies company. See their website:

Data collected by this site (Calligraphy Arts) is used to:

  • Take and fulfill customer orders
  • Administer and enhance the site and service.

5.  A list of Cookies that this website uses:

Cookie Name




Google Analytics Cookie – This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to a website from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits a website, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to a website and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

2 years from set/update.


Google Analytics Cookie – This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with a website. When a user views a page on a website site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on a website, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on a website for longer than 30 minutes.

30 minutes from set/update.


Google Analytics Cookie – This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser.

Not set


Google Analytics Cookie – This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach this site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your this site. The cookie is updated with each page view to this site.

6 months from set/update.


AddThis Cookie – The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.

2 Years


This ID is used by the website to identify you during your session. A lot of the time it isn’t used at all, but if you decide to do something complex during your visit that isn’t simply clicking a link to move from one page to another (such as filling out a form), the website uses this ID to identify you throughout the process to make sure it runs smoothly.

The length of the current session


FreeIndex cookie – Used as a session indicator by the software on the site. Since this is a third party cookie it is set only after the user has given consent to us to use cookies. Certain functions may be unavailable until it is set.

Session only


An anonymous cookie which is set by for as part of the safe browsing software that is used by the translate and analytics.

2 years from set


An anonymous cookie which is set by for as part of the safe browsing software that is used by the translate and analytics.

2 years from set

6. Third party Cookies

There are also third party cookies that may be placed on your computer if you access websites such as PayPal during the purchase of our goods or services.

7.  PayPal Cookies

(From PayPal’s website) – Our Use of “Cookies”

Like most sites, we use technologies that are essentially small data files placed on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone (referred to collectively as a “device”) that allow us to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our sites, services, applications, messaging, and tools.

The specific names and types of the cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies we use may change from time to time. In order to help you better understand this Policy and our use of such technologies we have provided the following limited terminology and definitions:

  • Cookies – Small text files (typically made of up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:
    1. Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session.
    2. Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites.
    3. First-party cookies are set by site you are visiting.
    4. Third-party cookies are set by a third party site separate from the site you are visiting.

    Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers. The preferences for each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options.

  • Web beacons – Small graphic images (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) that may be included on our sites, services, applications, messaging, and tools. Web beacons may be used for a number of purposes, including to measure the performance of our sites, to monitor how many visitors view our sites and how they navigate them, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened, to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising, or to count how many particular items, articles, or links were actually viewed.
  • Similar technologies for storing information – Technologies that store information in your browser or device utilizing local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, and other web application software methods. These technologies can operate across all your browsers. In some instances, the use of local storage may not be fully managed by browsers but requires management through special tools. We may use such similar technologies for storing information to help ensure that your account security is not compromised or to spot irregularities in behavior to prevent your account from being accessed in an unauthorized manner, or to assess the performance of our sites, services, applications or tools. We do not use such technologies for storing information to target advertising to you on or off our sites.

We may use the terms “cookies” or “similar technologies” interchangeably in our policies to refer to all technologies that we may use to store data in your browser or device or that collect information or help us identify you in the manner described above.

See here for more information on PayPal’sPrivacy Policy

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