Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e. the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.
Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.
Your consent applies to the following domains:

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

Our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. 

The first-party cookies are set by our website and are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are set by a third party site separate from the site you are using. They may be used for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

We work with third-party services as service providers of payment processing platforms (PayPal and Stripe). With our permission they are allowed to place cookies to store information on our site or tools. These service providers allow us to provide you with an improved, safer purchase experience. You can read PayPal’s cookie policy statement and Stripe’s cookie policy for more information.

Session cookies will expire at the end of your browser session, these allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session.

Persistent cookies allow us to remember your references or actions across multiple sites and are stored by your browser.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely. 

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing:The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well. We use social media advertising.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms. This may include identifying you when you sign into our site or keeping track of specified preferences to enhance presentation of content.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.


Set for fraud prevention purposes, attempts to assess the risk associated with a particular transaction. A token set by Stripe (payment provider) to facilitate the payment of online orders.

_fbpThis cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website. Used to distinguish and track website users, for analytics and marketing purposes.
_gaThese cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
_stripe_midA token set by Stripe (payment provider) to facilitate the payment of online orders
AWSALBAWSALB is a cookie generated by the Application load balancer in the Amazon Web Services. It works slightly different from AWSELB.
AWSALBCORSThis cookie is used for load balancing services provded by Amazon inorder to optimize the user experience. Amazon has updated the ALB and CLB so that customers can continue to use the CORS request with stickness.
Cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category ‘Necessary’. Records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category ‘Non-necessary’. Records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.
CookieLawInfoConsentThe cookie is used to store the summary of the consent given for cookie usage. It does not store any personal data.
frThe cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
gtag_logged_inUsed to analyse visitor browsing.
mailpoet_abandoned_cart_trackingThis cookie allows us to track users who clicked on a link of a newsletter and WooCommerce visitors who add products to their cart to check if they will complete the purchase or abandon their cart.
private_machine_identifierEnables payment process by credit card. Set by stripe
test_cookieThis cookie is set by The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.
tk_aiStores a randomly-generated anonymous ID within the dashboard. No personal information is stored within these cookies. Gathers information for our own, first party analytics tool about how our services are used. A collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience.
trustedsite_tm_float_seenInticates to TrustedSite® certification service that a visit has taken place. This is required as the plan includes a number of free displays of the logo before charges commence for Giddy Gate Farm.
trustedsite_visitThe cookie is necessary for secure login and the detection of any spam or abuse of the website. Indicated to Trusted Site Certificate that a visit has taken place. (To store a number of visits). Placed by McAfee.
viewed_cookie_policyThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
woocommerce_cart_hashHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
woocommerce_items_in_cartHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
wordpress_test_cookieTests whether or not a users browser has cookies enabled
wp_woocommerce_session_The cookie contains information identifying the customer and session expiration time. For guest shoppers this a randomly generated cryptographically strong ID.
wp_woocommerce_session_Contains a unique code for each customer so that woocommerce the shopping platform knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
wp-settings-1Used to preserve user’s wp-admin settings
wp-settings-time-1Time at which wp-settings-{user} was set
wpSGCacheBypassThis cookie is used for local caching purposes to improve loading time of the website. Giddy Gate Farm is built on the WordPress platform and hosted at SiteGround. This cookie never expires. It is placed by our host, SiteGround

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Most commercial browsers have tools available to disable or remove cookies.

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit,