Welcome to Windlass Sword Company, UK!

Cookie Policy

Purpose and use of cookies

Windlass Sword Cutlery website sets cookies and similar tools solely in order to enable or enhance your experience on the website. This policy explains how we use our cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by the browser on your mobile device or computer when you first visit a site. These cookies help the website to identify your device the next time you visit.

How do we use Cookies?

The cookies serve many functions. For instance, they help us to recall your username and preferences while you visit our site, and even allow us to recommend the products and services we believe will be most relevant to you. The cookies also enable us to develop our website to reflect the interests of our users by, among other things, analysing who has seen which pages, how frequently particular pages are visited and determining the most popular areas of our website. However, please note that most of these cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and instead will collect more general information like a general location of the user.

What types of cookies do we use?

In general, we use the following cookies

  1. Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to -

  • Remember information you've entered on order forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session
  • Remember the products and services you ordered when you get to the checkout page
  • Identify you as being logged in to WindlassSword.com
  • Make sure you connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works

These strictly necessary cookies will NOT be used to -

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you
  • Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit


You can find more information about the strictly necessary cookies we use in the table attached at the end of this document.

  1. Analytical/Performance Cookies

Among other things, we utilise cookies to count the number of visitors and to analyse how our visitors use our websites and also to monitor the performance of our website. This helps us to provide a high-quality experience and to improve the way our website works. For example, it ensure that users can easily find what they are looking for.

We use analytical/performance cookies to -

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used
  • See how effective our adverts are (we don't use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites)
  • Provide feedback to partners that one of our visitors also visited their website. This can include details of any products bought. This lets our partners improve their website, but we don't allow our partners to reuse this information for further advertising
  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
  • Test different designs of our website

These analytical/performance necessary cookies will NOT be used to -

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on other websites
  • Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit

You can read more information about the analytical/performance cookies we use in the table attached at the end of this document.


Does anyone else use the cookies on our website?

Advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. For example, advertisers may use a profile they have built on sites that you have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements based on your interest.

We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also enable third parties to serve cookies to identify fraudulent or non-human traffic on some of our websites. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.


What do you do if you do not want cookies to be set on your computer?

You can easily disable our cookies or block some or all cookies, or even delete cookies which have already been set by altering your browser privacy settings. However, please keep in mind that if you do choose to disable the cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly. Also, some third-party operators have developed tools for disabling data collection and use via their modules. By opting out of this type of cookie, you will stop receiving adverts that are targeted specifically to you on these sites;  you may still receive generic advertising.


What happens with social networks?

If you choose to ‘share’ the content of our website with friends through Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks, you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.


List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and also their purpose and the duration for which they store the information. Please note that the list is not exhaustive and many third-party tools and services that use additional cookies as well.


Non-Persistant (On browser close deletes)





This cookie is set for controlling UI field which will be shown to user based on some conditions.

Non-Persistant (On browser close deletes)


Google uses cookies, like the PREF cookie, NID and SID, to contribute to the personalization of the ads in Google properties, like Google search. For example, we use them to store your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser's ads or search results and your visits to an advertiser's website. In this way we can show you personalized ads on Google.

6 months


Customer cookie. Used to identifier guest customers.

1 month


Recently viewed products cookie. Stores a list of the recently viewed products.

10 days


Forms authentication cookie. Used for authenticating registered customers.

Non-Persistant(On browser close deletes)


This is an anti forgery token (prevent CSRF attack). It guarantees that the poster is the one who gets the form.
It prevents from anybody to forge a link and have it activated by a powered user.

Non-Persistant(On browser close deletes)


Cookie derived from the use of the panel CINT cint - addthis – Social Media sharing - marketing website.

2 Years


This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics for visitor identification.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

2 Years


This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics for throttling request rate.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

10 minutes


This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics for user journey.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

24 hours


Changes to our cookies policy

We aim to meet high standards and our policies and procedures are, therefore, constantly under review. From time to time we may change how we use and place cookies. Accordingly, we recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current policies and practices.