Cookie Policy

Animal uses cookies to enable you to shop on our website, enhance your visit through offering an easier, faster and more relevant shopping experience and to analyse our traffic and performance to serve customers better. This policy also explains how you can opt out of the use of cookies on our websites.


If you do not accept their usage, please disable them following the instructions below but note this may limit your use of our site.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites store on your computer when you visit them. They are a well-known web technology; widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website owners such as to remember a user and identify when that user returns to the website.

What do we use Cookies for?

We use cookies to enhance and personalise your experience on our website including:

  • To authenticate you on the website,
  • To remember any preferences which you may set along with registration or account information,
  • To see and analyse which pages or content are most visited or vice versa, helping us to keep our website relevant and up to date,
  • To personalise the content and advertisements provided to you so that they relate to your interests and shopping history within the site; and
  • To present and help measure and research the effectiveness of advertisements and email communications.

How we use Cookies

We have classified cookies under two broad titles, "essential cookies" and "non-essential cookies". These are explained in more detail below.

Essential cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features, including accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, any services on our website you wish to access cannot be provided.

Non-Essential cookies

Analytical/performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how you and other visitors use our websites. This can be anything from which pages you go to most often to if you get error messages from web pages. We use data from these cookies to help test designs and to ensure a consistent look and feel is maintained on your visit to our websites.

Functionality cookies – These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced personal features.

Targeting cookies – These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, as well as help measure the effectiveness of a Marketing campaign. They are usually placed by third parties (such as advertising networks or platforms) with our permission.

Social Media extensions

These technologies allow you to share what you've been doing on our websites on social media, such as Instagram. Although we enable these tools to be displayed on our website so that you may interact with them, if you choose to do so, they are not within our control.

Please refer to the relevant third-party cookie/privacy policies below for how these functionalities work and how you can disable any non-essential cookies.

Our Cookie List

First Party Cookies

Our first party cookies are set by Shopify, our eCommerce platform, you can access their cookie policy here; https://www.shopify.co.uk/legal/cookies  

Third Party Cookies

 3rd Party Description Cookies Retention Type
Stripe These cookies are used by Stripe to facilitate the payment of online orders. Stripe uses these cookies to remember who you are and process payments without storing any credit card information on our servers.

_stripe_mid

_stripe_sid

12 months Essential
Bing These cookies track user activity on the website. Data is used to monitor advertising performance and provide better targeted ads.

MUID

MUIDB

6 months Targeting
Cloudflare These cookies identify trusted web traffic. They do not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor do they store any personally identifiable information. _cfduid 30 days Performance, Targeting &  Functionality
Facebook These cookies track user activity, targets advertising and monitors performance to provide better targeted ads either on Facebook or other digital platforms powered by Facebook. _fbp- 2 hours Targeting
Facebook To identify the web browser being used to connect to Facebook independent of the logged in user. This cookie plays a key role in Facebook’s security and site integrity features. datr 24 months Targeting
Facebook Used to deliver, measure and improve advertisement relevancy fr 3 months Targeting
sb To store browser details. Facebook 24 months Tracking/Marketing
Google These cookies track browsing habits and activity on our website; and allow us measure advertising performance.

_ga _gcl_au

_gid

Consent

1P_JAR

12 months Performance, Targeting & Functionality
Google This cookie is set when google maps is used on the store locator. NID 6 months Targeting
Google This is used to personalise ads based on user interests.

3PAPISID

3PSID

3PSIDCC

24 months Targeting
Dotmailer This cookie tracks, monitors and improves the performance of our email marketing campaigns. DmSessionID- Session Targeting
doubleclick.net Helps track and analyse advertisement performance. IDE 9 months Targeting
doubleclick.net Helps track and analyse advertisement performance. RUL 11 months Targeting
doubleclick.net Identify a logged in user on non-Google sites and to store user preferences regarding ad personalisation. DSID 2 weeks Targeting
sc-static.net Third Party A/B Testing. X-AB 24 hours Testing
snapchat.com Used to identify a visitor across multiple domains. sc_at 12 months Targeting
Student Beans Business functional cookies

_schn

_scid

_sp_id.022b

_sp_ses.022b

sp

24 months Necessary
Student Beans Google Analytics information _ga 26 months Targeting
Student Beans Tracking conversion through ad clicks _gcl_aw 3 months Tracking/Marketing
Student Beans Identification purposes by Facebook pixel. _fbp 6 months Tracking
Student Beans Improvement and Analytics page_count 2 hours Necessary
Student Beans Business functional cookies. translations_stored_with_app_version, translations_stored_with_user_locale, user_country, user_country_message, user_locale, _accounts_session, translations_stored_with_app_version, user_country, user_country_message, user_locale Session Necessary
Student Beans Business functional cookies. translations_stored_with_user_locale 24 months Necessary
Student Beans Used for Google Single Sign On and Authentication. G_ENABLED_IDPS Session Necessary

3rd Party Stripe
Cookies _stripe_mid
_stripe_sid
Description These cookies track user activity on the website. Data is used to monitor advertising performance and provide better targeted ads.
Type Essential
Retention 365 days

3rd Party Bing
Cookies MUID
MUIDB
Description These cookies track user activity on the website. Data is used to monitor advertising performance and provide better targeted ads.
Type Targeting
Retention 180 days

3rd Party Cloudflare
Cookies _cfduid
_cfduid
Description These cookies identify trusted web traffic. They do not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor do they store any personally identifiable information.
Type Performance, Targeting and Functionality
Retention 30 days

3rd Party Facebook
Cookies _fbp-
Description These cookies track user activity, targets advertising and monitors performance to provide better targeted ads either on Facebook or other digital platforms powered by Facebook.
Type Targeting
Retention 2 hours

3rd Party Google
Cookies _ga _gcl_au
_gid
CONSENT
1P_JAR
Description These cookies track browsing habits and activity on our website; and allow us measure advertising performance.
Type Performance, Targeting and Functionality
Retention 365 days

3rd Party Google
Cookies NID
Description This cookie is set when google maps is used on the store locator.
Type Targeting
Retention 180 days

3rd Party Dotmailer
Cookies DmSessionID-
Description This cookie tracks, monitors and improves the performance of our email marketing campaigns.
Type Targeting
Retention Session


How long do Cookies stay on my Computer or Mobile device?

Please refer to the Cookie list above for expiration / retention periods.

How can I change my Cookie settings?

If you are not happy with the way that we use cookies, you can restrict this using one of the following 3 options:

 a) Use the anonymous settings on your browser:
Google Chrome Incognito
Internet Explorer InPrivate
Safari Private Browsing
Firefox Private Browsing
b) Disable cookies on your device:
You can enable or disable cookies in your website browser settings. How you do this will depend on which browser you’re using. Please note that if you disable all our cookies entirely, you may not be able to add products to your basket and buy them. If you disable third party cookies only, some elements of our sites may not function properly (e.g. targeted advertising) but you will still be able to add products to your basket and buy them. To understand how to manage cookies using the latest browser versions, you can follow these links:

To get more information about cookies and how you can control them, please visit:

To opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads please go to:

c) Delete Animal cookies after using our website
You can use the browser settings as explained in the links above to withdraw your consent to our use of cookies at any time and delete cookies that have already been set. Or alternatively you can amend them by clicking here.


Amendments to this Cookie Policy

We may amend this Cookie Policy at any time without notice. Please revisit this page from time to time to review any amendments or revisions, as your continued use of our websites confirms your acceptance of the version of the Cookie Policy then in force. 

How you can contact us

You can contact us by writing to us by email at: privacy@animal.co.uk
Thank you for visiting our website.
Date: March 2022