Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that websites place on your computer, laptop or mobile device and are stored by your web browser.

What we use cookies for

As with most website providers, we use cookies in our website. Cookies do not give us access to your personal information. Cookies perform a number of functions associated with browsing websites and are used for a variety of different purposes, such as tracing users from page to page on an internet site, thereby enhancing your browsing experience. For example, they allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site 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. They are generated by the website when the user accesses a web page. Persistent cookies are then stored on your device for subsequent future access.

Southern Co-op’s cookies

Southern Co-op uses cookies in certain areas of this website and the purposes for which they are used are set out below and listed by the provider of the service that sets and maintains the cookies.

Google Ads

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.

Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this by easily disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie by changing your browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

Google Tag Manager

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Not storing any Personally Identifiable Information or information relating to the user – recorded as a result of the use of Google Tag Manager on the All Yours site. We use Google Tag Manager to add additional functionality to our website.

Google Analytics


Both used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.

Retention of cookie data

We retain the data related to the above cookies for the following length of time.


_ga 2 years
_gid 1 day
catAccCookies 30 days

Acceptance of cookies

We use the cookie “catAccCookies” to record the most recent version of the cookie banner accepted and dismissed by the user. This cookie is set to expire after 30 days, at which time the user will be presented with the banner to review and accept again. The banner will also be shown when a revision is made to the cookie policy that that the user may wish to review.

Blocking or restricting cookies

If you don’t want to accept cookies, you can modify your browser accordingly by going into your settings. Please visit to find out how. However, if you do so this it may affect your browsing experience and certain functions within the website may not work. Please note we can’t be responsible for the content of third party’s websites.