Cookies are added to the browser whenever someone visits your site. When they load a page the store adds these cookies to provide the basic functionality of the store. For example, logging in, keeping a session, remembering your cart, etc.
Without cookies the store functionality would be much more limited. It's helpful to know what cookies your site adds to the browser, as it is helpful to add these to your cookie policies.
👍 Remember you have GDPR obligations not to store cookies without users consent. This can be achieved by a simple cookie notification. However, if you are running Google Ads or other tracking software like Facebook, or Twitter, then you should be allowing users to opt-out of setting those cookies.
Checkout your obligations with the analytics tracking company that you are using (Facebook, Google Ads, Twitter, etc).
List of Cookies used by EvolutionX
Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor.
Session storage for the user which is essential for retrieving details about the cart, login and other features.
Remember the cart. (deprecated)
Remember login if requested by the user. (deprecated)
Used for store display choices like grid and list view on user click.
Used for our compare features to store the list of items you wanted to compare.
Used for our quoting features to store the list of items you requested for quote.
Used for storing the unique ID of user cookie preference setting
Mandatory Thirdparty Cookies
Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google that helps protect websites from spam and abuse. We use Google reCAPTCHA on User submitted forms and within the checkout.
What about other cookies?
If you add other software to your site via the EvolutionX AppStore or through scripts added to your Header of Footer (Google Analytics, Google Adwords, etc), then you might be seeing other cookies.
These cookies are First or Third Party cookies being added by those software providers. You can add them to your list of cookies and explain them within your cookies policies.
For example below you will notice 2 first party cookies being added by Stripe for payment processing and security.
Third party cookies are set by a domain other than your store domain. Thus, in the below gif (under "Find my Cookies") example you will see Google.com under the Domain column. These are third party cookies because they are not set by your store domain.
Find my Cookies
Go to a page on your website and do the following.
Right click and go to "Inspect"
Select your domain
👏 That's it, do some more research on coolies if you want to learn more.