Cookie Policy


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. This includes CSRF security (this safeguards data as it is submitted through forms on the website). Please note that Craft’s default cookies do not collect any personal or sensitive information. Craft's default cookies do not collect IP addresses. The information they store is not sent to Pixel & Tonic or any 3rd parties.
  • Analytical or performance cookies - These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies - These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:


Name & Duration


More information

Google Analytics

_ga (2 years)

_gid (24 hours)

_gat_gtag (1 minute)

These cookies are used to collect information about how you use the Winch Design website. The information collected includes number of visitors, pages visited, and time spent on the website. The information is collected by Google Analytics in aggregated and anonymous form, and we use the data to help us make continuous improvements to the website and improve the user experience. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Click here for more information about Google Analytics and your privacy.


craft_csrf_token (session length)

craft_session_id (session length)

*_identity (as long as user is authenticated in Craft)

*_username (as long as user is authenticated in Craft)

These cookies are created by the Content Management System. The CRSF Token cookie is used to provide protection against Cross-Site-Request Forgery attacks (CSRF) for whenever a form is used. This helps to safeguard data as it is submitted through forms on the website.

Craft relies on PHP sessions to maintain sessions across web requests. That is done via the PHP session cookie called "CraftSessionId".

The *_identity cookie is only active when you log into the Control Panel these are used to maintain your authenticated state. The cookie only stores information necessary to maintain a secure, authenticated session.

The *_username cookie is only active if you check the "Keep me logged in" option during login, this cookie is used to remember the username for your next authentication.

Click here for more information about how Craft uses cookies.

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third-party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies:

Google Analytics cookies

To deactivate the use of cookies including third party advertising cookies, you may change the settings on your browser or use the "Manage Cookie Preferences" link below.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

All cookies will expire after no longer than 2 years (please see above table).

Manage Cookie Preferences