Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie?

As is common practice with almost all websites this site uses Cookies and other Tracking Technologies (collectively “cookies”, unless otherwise stated). "Cookies" are small, often encrypted text files that are placed on a device/browser to uniquely identify that browser or device. They are typically used to keep track of the settings users have selected and actions they have taken on a site. In addition, they help coordinate features offered by websites, such as automatic logins, ecommerce functions, preference settings and ad management amongst others. Cookies do not provide a website with access to a users computer or any information about the user, other than the data they have choosen to share with that website. ​

This policy describes what information our cookies gather, more detail on how we use that information and how you can prevent these cookies from being stored if you so wish.

For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy policy.

Our use of Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enable services and functionality on our site in order to both enhance your browsing experience and improve our services and products on offer. Cookies enable you, the buyer, to perform certain website functions and navigate between pages efficiently. They help identify if you are a new or returning user, the pages your visited, and what your preferences are in order to provide you with tailored content and generally improve your overall browsing experience. Cookies allow us, It's from the Shed, to understand how our site is being used, enabling us to identify popular content, pinpoint trends and monitor and target our marketing activity to the relevant audiences. This allows us to make informed decisions on how to improve our site and our product offerings and provide you with a better shopping experience.

Throughout our website we link out to external sites, such as social media sites, affiliates and advertisers. We are not responsible for data collected by these external sites and recommend you review their privacy and cookie policies to determine the type and extent of cookies and tracking technologies used by them.

>  Essential Cookies

Examples of where It's From the Shed use essential cookies are;

  • To authorise/authenticate your details when you access to your account.
  • To keep you logged in as you navigate.
  • To keep a shopping basket saved throughout the session or remember the goods you wish to buy when you go to the checkout.
  • To ensure our platform is secure and safe to use, and complies with EU and UK data privacy policies.
List of Essential Cookies on It's from the Shed
  • XSRF-TOKEN - Used for security reasons (session cookie)
  • hs - Used for security reasons (session cookie)
  • svSession - Used in connection with user login (session cookie)
  • SSR-caching - Used to indicate the system from which the site was rendered
  • _wixCIDX - Used for system monitoring/debugging
  • _wix_browser_sess - Used for system monitoring/debugging
  • consent-policy - Used for cookie banner parameters
  • smSession - Used to identify logged in site members
  • TS* - Used for security and anti-fraud reasons
  • bSession - Used for system effectiveness measurement
  • fedops.logger.sessionId - Used for stability/effectiveness measurement
  • wixLanguage - Used on multilingual websites to save user language preference
These cookies are necessary for the website to function, as such, we do not need to ask for your consent to use them and they cannot be switched off on our site. You can however, set your browser to block or alert you about these particular cookies, (see FAQ "Cookie Management - Consent/Opt out'). Please note in blocking or deleting these cookies some parts of the site, such as the shopping cart, will not function correctly.

>  Marketing Cookies

We use marketing cookies, also known as 'Targeting Cookies' to track advertising effectiveness to provide a more relevant service and deliver better ads to suit your interests. These cookies may be set through our website by third party advertising partners such as Google Ads, and Facebook, who may use them to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.

No personal information is collected by these cookies, they rely on the cookies uniquely identifying your browser details and internet device.

If you do not accept these marketing cookies, you will not receive less advertising, but the advertising you do receive will be less targeted to your interests.

>  Functional Cookies

Our website uses functional cookies to provide enhanced functionality and remember previously selected preferences you may have made such as remembering your login details and any changes you make to other customisable parts of our site. This negates the need to re-enter your preferences every time you visit and enables us to provide you with a more personalised browsing and shopping experience.

If you do not accept these cookies then some or all of these services may not function correctly.

Cookie Management - Consent/Opt out

Non-Essential Cookies

By law we require your consent to be able to use non-essential cookies (functional, marketing and analytics). This is carried out by use of our "Cookie Consent" banner which is displayed when you first visit the website from a specific device/browser.

By clicking on 'Accept', you agree to our use of such technologies for marketing and analytics.

You can, if you so wish, choose to Opt Out of non-essential cookies by selecting "Cookie Settings". This essentially adds an opt-out cookie to your computer which blocks future non-essential cookies being installed on your browser when visiting our website.

Please note: The Cookie Consent banner will be displayed again if you delete/reset cookies from your browser and subsequently revisit the website, or following the cookie expiry date, (i.e. 12 months after first accepting or opting out on a device/browser.)

Essential Cookies

You cannot opt out of essential cookies on our website, as they are required for basic core functionality.

You can however, choose whether you want to accept these cookies or not from within your own device/browser. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.

The following links provide further information on cookies, browsers and cookie management and explain how to access and/or block cookie settings in various browsers:

Please note: Blocking essential cookies via your browser may mean you are unable to access certain area of the website, and certains functions such as the shopping cart will not function correctly.

Types of Cookies

There are a variety of different types of cookies, which can be categorised by origin, duration and can serve a variety of purposes.


  • First Party cookies - These are added to a users device directly by us and used only by us the website.

  • Third Party cookies - These are placed on a users device by a third party such as external marketing partners, social media sites or analytics partners.

  • Session cookies - These are temporary and only remain on a users device from the point at which they visit a website until they close their browser (or their session ends), when they are automatically deleted.

  • Persistent cookies - These cookies remain stored on a device or browser until they are either deleted or they reach their expiry date. Persistent cookies are activated each time you visit a website and are used to remember saved information and preferences from a prevous visit.


  • Essential cookies— These cookies do not require a users consent and are generally first party session cookies that are required for a website to perform the core functions it was designed for such as navigation, security, verification/authentication of users identity, ecommerce functions, and help prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

  • Non-Essential cookies- These types of cookies can only be placed on devices or browsers where a user has secifically provided their consent. They include;

    • Functional cookies - are used to provide a personalised experience on the websites – such as remembering preferred settings made by a user on a previous visit, or retrieving saved user name and passwords so a user can automatically log in.

    • Marketing cookies - These cookies track a users online activity and are used to measure whether advertising campaigns are working effectively and assist in delivering more relevant advertising. These tend to to be persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance.

    • Analytics cookies - These can be either be first or third party and are used to collect metrics about how users engage with a website, such as pages visited, links clicked on, time on site, actions taken. None of this information can be used to identify an individual, it is all aggregated and therefore, anonymized.

> Analytics Cookies

These cookies collect data about how you interact and move around our website, for instance which pages are viewed most/least often, time spent on site, and what actions you took, e.g. filling in a contact form, signing up to a newsletter, or purchasing a product.

They also provide us with details on how you found us (traffic sources), for example through search engines, direct, social media, referrals or through clicking on links in ads.

This allows us to track user journeys, discover errors and measure the performance of our website and marketing efforts, enabling us to improve the design and useability of the website and fine tune our marketing campaigns to the relevant audiences, providing you, the user with a better overall browsing and shopping experience.

These cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, and all data is aggregated, and therefore anonymous.

Third Party Analytics Cookies

Some of these analytics cookies are set using third party web analytics software, which allow us to monitor our website traffic. We use Google Analytics to do this.

As well as engagement, conversion metrics and transaction metrics GA analytics cookies also provide us with statistics on the gender, age or geographic location of our visitors, and the technology they use to access the site e.g. device/operating system.

Again this information is not linked to any individual, and is anonymised, it only shows us the proportions and percentage of our visitors who fall in each of the particular categories.

Google Analytics List of Cookies on It's From The Shed

  • _ga - Used to distinguish users.

  • _gat - Used to throttle request rate. (session cookie)

  • _gid - Used to distinguish users.

For further information on Google Analytics privacy policy and its use of cookies, please consult the Google Analytics Privacy policy.

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

If you do not accept these analytics cookies, your activity will not be included in our analytics reporting.

About this Policy

This Cookie Policy (which includes other important hyper-linked sections such as our Terms and Conditions, Shipping, Cancellation and Returns and Privacy Policies) applies to use of the website We may update this policy from time to time. Any such changes will take effect when posted on the website and it is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the most updated version. This Cookie Policy was last updated on 30/09/2020 For any queries in relation to this Policy please contact us providing as much detail as possible about your concern, question, or request.