Cookie Policy

Alcumus is committed to protecting your privacy. We value our visitors and endeavour to create an enjoyable and safe shopping experience when visiting our website.

This Cookie Policy sets out details of the cookies that we use on this website and the purposes for which we use them. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

An Introduction to Cookies

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your browser or your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are commonly used to ensure that a website functions properly, to help analyse web traffic and to let you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. You can choose to accept or decline cookies through the banner that appears when you first visit our website.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website. Please see the section headed ‘How to disable cookies’ at the end of this policy for more information.

Cookies deployed by our website:

- Ensure that functionality operates as intended

- Remember your choices and preferences during and between visits

- Allow you to share pages via social network widgets like Facebook and Twitter

- Allow you to interact with our website by leaving comments or opinions

- Track your visit for statistical analysis, allowing us to improve the usability, speed and security of our website

- Allow us to select which of our advertisements or offers are most likely to appeal to you and display them while you are on the website. 

Cookies are not deployed to:

  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personal data to third parties
  •  Pay sales commissions.

Your Consent for Cookie Deployment by our Website

We use certain cookies which are necessary to make our website work and function properly, to comply with applicable laws and to provide you with a service that you have requested. These are known as "strictly necessary cookies" and include cookies used for security purposes and cookies that remember items that you have placed in your shopping basket when you proceed to checkout.

We also use other non-essential cookies, further details of which are provided below, such as analytics cookies which help us improve our website. We will not use these non-essential cookies unless you have provided us with your consent through the banner that appears when you first visit our website.  

Cookies Used by Our Website

Social Network Sharing

We encourage users to share our content and/or like our profile on popular social media websites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. In order to make ‘Social Sharing’ accessible, our website utilises widgets either provided directly from the social networks. Cookies and privacy settings from the social networks vary and will be dependent on your nominated privacy settings with each social network. Social Sharing buttons will only deploy cookies if you are signed to that respective social network at the time of being on our website.

Analytical Tracking

Our website has Google Analytics installed which allows us to track and compile anonymous visitor statistics. The information collected ranges from simple traffic volume to the type of browser you are viewing our website with. This information is valuable to us not just for marketing analysis and quantification, but to improve the usability, security and load speed of our website content. Google Analytics is a popular, secure, flagship webmaster product from Google. The privacy and security of Google Analytics data is a high priority at Google that you can read more about on Google’s Analytics Data Safeguarding page. Google also offers a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on that will allow you to automatically opt-out of all websites that track your activity via Google Analytics.  This is a non-essential cookie, and we will therefore only use such cookies where you have provided your express consent through the banner that appears when you first visit our website.


Our website, either in full or in part, is built on the popular enterprise CMS framework – WordPress. WordPress utilises cookies to allow visitors to register, login and comment on our website’s content. If you do not wish to participate in commenting on our website, WordPress will not deploy any cookies onto your device. Cookies will only be created by WordPress if you actively register or comment via the clear forms on our website.  These are non-essential cookies and we will therefore only use such cookies where you have provided your express consent through the banner that appears when you first visit our website.

Google Maps/Places

Our website may have our Google Maps/Places profile embedded within an ‘iframe’. Google Maps creates cookies that enable the functionality of their powerful mapping software.

Actual Cookies Deployed

Below is a table of information which lists all cookies deployed and used on our website.

Cookie nameLevelDescription
CMSCookieLevelSystemSpecifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor.
ASP.NET_SessionIdSystemKeeps the user session ID for security reasons.
CMSCsrfCookieSystemStore's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery.
IFuuidSystemAllows the website to track visitor behaviour on the website.
CMSPreferredCultureEssentialStores the visitor's preferred content culture.
CMSMobileRedirectedEssentialIndicates if the visitor has been redirected to the mobile version of the website by the Mobile device redirection web part.
CMSCurrentThemeEssentialStores the name of the current visual theme to provide proper design to the dialog windows.
WebauthtokenEssentialLive ID authentication cookie.
CMSForumPostAnswerEssentialKeeps a list of Question-Answer forum posts in which the user voted for an answer to prevent repeated votes.
CMSVotedPollsEssentialKeeps a list of polls where the user voted to prevent repeated votes.
CMSRatedDocumentsEssentialKeeps a list of pages that the user rated to prevent repeated votes.
CMSShowDesktopVersionEssentialIndicates that the visitor has switched to the desktop (default) version of the website from a specific device profile.
CMSWindowsUserEssentialStores information for users who were imported from an Active Directory domain during authentication.
.ASPXFORMSAUTHEssentialStores the user's encrypted authentication ticket when using forms authentication.
CMSPreferredUICultureEditorStores the preferred UI culture of the user.
CMSViewModeEditorStores the user's current view mode (Edit, Preview, Design, etc.).
CMSImpersonationEditorStores user information when impersonating a different user in the administration interface.
CMSUserWordsEditorUser's custom word dictionary kept by the spell checker.
DisplayContentInDesignModeEditorRemembers the user's setting of the Web part content checkbox on the Design tab (for example in the Pages application).
DisplayContentInUIElementDesignModeEditorRemembers the user's setting of the Web part content check box on the Design tab of UI elements.
CMSMacroDesignerTabEditorRemembers the last active tab of the Edit macro condition dialog.
CMSSplitModeEditorRemembers the state of the language version split-view mode when editing multilingual websites.
CMSPreviewStateEditorStores the user's latest page design preview preferences.
CMSPropertyTabEditorRemembers the last active tab of the Properties section in the Pages application.
CMSViewTabEditorRemembers the last active tab of the View section in the Preview mode of the Pages application.
CMSValidationTabEditorRemembers the last active tab of the Validation section in the Preview mode of the Pages application.
CMSEdVariantSliderPositions<templateid>EditorRemembers the position of the variant slider when defining variants for MVT or Content personalization.
CMSWebPartToolbarCategoryEditorStores the selected web part category on the web part toolbar.
CMSWebPartToolbarMinimizedEditorRemembers if the user minimized the web part toolbar on the Design tab.
CMSCurrentDeviceProfileNameEditorStores the selected device profile when editing pages.
CMSCurrentDeviceProfileRotateEditorRemembers whether the device preview uses the landscape or portrait view.
CMSUniGraphEditorStores the user's Snap to grid preference in the advanced workflow and marketing automation designer.
CMSSessionTokenEditorStores the token used by the web service that provides the advanced workflow and marketing automation designer.
ABSelectorState<ABtestname>EditorStores the state of the selectors on AB test overview page.
VisitorStatusVisitorIndicates if the visitor is new or returning. Used for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics. 
SourceVisitorStores the channel which the user came from (e.g., email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
CampaignVisitorStores the web analytics Campaign assigned to the visitor.
TrackedCampaignsVisitorStores all the web analytics Campaigns, which should be tracked within a JavaScript snippet.
UrlReferrerVisitorStores the URL referrer from which the user arrives on the website.
CurrentContactVisitorStores the GUID of the contact related to the current site visitor. Used to track activities on the website.
CMSAB<ABtestname>VisitorUsed to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor. Stores the name of the page variant assigned to the visitor, the list of performed conversions and information whether visitor is included in A/B testing specified by an A/B test.
CMSMVT<mvtestname>VisitorStores the combination of variants assigned to the visitor by an MVT test. Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor.
CMSNoTestMVT<templateid>VisitorStores the currently selected MVT combination for editors in the administration interface.
CMSShoppingCartVisitorStores a reference to the user's active shopping cart.
CMSBodyClassVisitorBody element class to provide accessibility standards.
CMSEd<GUID>CurrentVisitorStores the current step of Wizard layout web parts.
CMSUserPageVisitorStores the IDs (DocumentID, NodeID) of the last visited page. Used for logging landing and exit page web analyticsand activities.
ChatLoggedInTokenVisitorStores the login state for the Chat application (indicates if the user is in the online state).
ChatSupportLoggedInTokenVisitorIndicates if the user is logged in to the support chat.
<Window name>_<Group ID>_roomIDVisitorStores bindings between groups of chat web parts and chat rooms (for a specific window or tab).
chat_autoinitchat_displayed_<GUID>VisitorRemembers if the Automatically initiated chat web part was shown to the user (prevents multiple chat initiation messages).
chat_kick_roomid_<room ID>VisitorIndicates that the user was kicked from the specified chat room (and is not allowed to return).
StrandsSBS_*VisitorUsed by the Strands Recommender solely for its own purposes. The cookies are managed on the Strands side.
CMSStrandsTrackEvent_*VisitorStores persistent HTTP context after a page is reloaded. Used for tracking of shopping cart events.
__openid_selector_*VisitorStores OpenId user identification for authentication purposes.
CMSLandingPageLoadedVisitorIndicates that the landing page has already been visited and the Landing page activity is not logged again for the current visitor. Expires after 20 minutes and the expiration period of the key is renewed every time the website is accessed again.
_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}   _goal_{GOALID}_{ACCID}Strictly Necessary CookiesCreated when a campaign goal is triggered. When created, this cookie always has a value of 1.
_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}   _combi_{ACCID}Strictly Necessary CookiesCreated when a user is chosen for a particular variation of a test. Ensures that users see the same variation when they revisit the page.  Control always has the value of 1, Variation #1 always has the value of 2, Variation #2 has the value of 3, and so on.
_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}   _exclude_{ACCID}Strictly Necessary CookiesCreated when a user has been excluded from a campaign due to the traffic percentage specifications. The value of this cookie is always 1
_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}   _split_{ACCID}Strictly Necessary CookiesCreated when one of the variations is chosen for the user, but the user is not yet redirected to the variation page. Using this, VWO verifies that the variation page corresponds to the chosen variation after landing on the page. The value will always be >=2 as it won’t be created in case the control is chosen 
_vwo_uuid_{CAMPAIGNID}   _{ACCID}Strictly Necessary CookiesStores the chosen combination. A temporary cookie that gets deleted when the campaign changes are applied.
_vis_opt_exp_{CAMPAIGNID}   _combi_choose_{ACCID}Strictly Necessary CookiesStores the chosen combination. A temporary cookie that gets deleted when the campaign changes are applied.

How to Disable Cookies

Most modern browsers allow you to control your cookie settings for all websites that you browse. You can disable cookie deployment completely by editing your browser settings, however in doing this you may be limiting the functionality that is displayed on our website. To learn how to disable cookies on your preferred browser we recommend reading this advice posted by Google at

If you are concerned about cookies tracking your movements on the Internet then you may be concerned about spyware. Spyware is the name given to a particular band of cookies that track personal information about you. There are many antispyware programs that you can use to prevent this from happening. Learn more about antispyware software -

As mentioned earlier in this policy you can also disable Google Analytics on all websites by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

This policy was last updated 23 January 2023.