We use cookies and other identification technologies on our website for a number of purposes, determining the popularity of content, delivering and measuring the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, analysing site traffic and trends, and generally understanding the online behaviours and interests of people who interact with our website. You can read more here about the types of cookies we use, why we use them, and how you can exercise your choices.

Cookies Overview

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. There are different types of cookies. Cookies served by the entity that operates the domain you are visiting are called “first party cookies.” So cookies served by Wessex Tubas while you are on wessex-tubas.com are first party cookies. Cookies served by companies that are not operating the domain you’re visiting are called “third party cookies.” So, we may allow Google to set a cookie on your browser while you visit wessex-tubas.com, and that would be a third party cookie. Cookies may also endure for different periods of time. “Session Cookies” only last only as long as your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “persistent cookies” meaning that they survive after your browser is closed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Types and Purposes of Cookies

Strictly necessary: These are cookies that are required for the operation of Our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of Our Site, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Localisation: These help provide a localised experience. For example, we may store information in a cookie that is placed on your browser or device so you will see the site in your preferred language.

Site features and services: These provide functionality that help us deliver content. For example, cookies help you submit a contact form by pre-filling fields. We may also use cookies and similar technologies to help us provide you and others with social plugins for sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Analytics and research: These are used to understand, improve, and research content, including when you access the Wessex Tubas website from a computer or mobile device. We may use these technologies and the information we receive to improve and understand how you use the website. Cookies and pixels are used to deliver relevant ads, track ad campaign performance and efficiency. For example, we and our ad partners may rely on information gleaned through these cookies to serve you ads that may be interesting to you on other websites. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie, attribution service or another similar technology to determine whether we’ve served an ad and how it performed or provide us with information about how you interact with them.

Cookie Name Purpose




These 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 an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.


Used to distinguish users and sessions.



Used to determine new sessions/visits.


Used to throttle request rate.


Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.


Preserve user states across page requests. It improves performance and security of the website.


Unclassified cookie. Random String.


This cookie is used to remember your language preferences.



Unclassified cookie. Random String


Google advertising cookie used by our marketing team for advertising and event tracking.


Used by Facebook to improve performance.


This cookie is used by Google to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.


A Google cookie. No information on this.


Facebook like and share buttons. Facebook cookie stores the web page address as the first page identifier as well as logged-out or non-facebook visitor information.


Contains the external referrer URL from when the browser first visited Facebook


Contains the last Facebook page that the web browser visited


Used by Facebook to identify the users browser


Contains a unique browser and user ID, used for targeted advertising.


Used by Facebook to improve friend suggestions


Google plus cookies which allow sharing of a page on Google plus account.


Stores user preferences and information of Google maps









A randomly generated string.

_ab Used in connection with access to admin.
_orig_referrer Used in connection with shopping cart and tracks landing pages.
cart_sig Used in connection with checkout.
secret Used in connection with checkout.
secure_customer_sig Used in connection with customer login.
_landing_page Track landing pages.
_s Shopify analytics.
_shopify_fs Shopify analytics.
_shopify_s Shopify analytics.
_shopify_sa_p Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.
_shopify_sa_t Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.
_shopify_y Shopify analytics.
_y Shopify analytics.


Used to store the different versions of a web page variants for better comparison and performance testing, to ensure the user gets a consistent experience


The main purpose of this cookie is performance of the user’s experience and the appearance of the site.


The main purpose of this cookie is performance of the user’s experience and the appearance of the site.






Used to collect information about users browsing behaviour for marketing purposes including digital display and social media advertising.






We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player.


Is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.


Tracks users location


Used by Google DoubleClick to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

Third party cookies include:

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us.