Cookie Policy

  1. Introduction

1.1  We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

1.2  In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to G Davison & Sons.

  1. About cookies

2.1  A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

2.2  Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

2.3  Cookies may not contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

  1. Cookies that we use

3.1  We use cookies for the following purposes:

The cookies we use on our website:

Cookie nameDefault expiration timeDescription
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_ga_<container-id>2 yearsUsed to persist session state.
Google Analytics

Store front end:

woocommerce_cart_hashsessionHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
woocommerce_items_in_cartsessionHelps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
wp_woocommerce_session_2 daysContains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
woocommerce_recently_viewedsessionPowers the recently viewed items widget.
store_notice[notice id]sessionAllows customers to dismiss store notices.
Essential E-Commerce Functionality

Updated: 10/19/2023

  1. Cookies used by our service providers

4.1  Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

4.2  We use Google Analytics. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of our website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of our website. You can find out more about Google’s use of information by visiting and you can review Google’s privacy policy at

4.3  We use a Facebook pixel on our website. Using the pixel, Facebook collects information about the users and use of our website. The information is used to personalise Facebook advertisements and to analyse the use of our website. To find out more about the Facebook pixel and about Facebook’s use of personal data generally, see the Facebook cookie policy at and the Facebook privacy policy at The Facebook cookie policy includes information about controlling Facebook’s use of cookies to show you advertisements. If you are a registered Facebook user, you can adjust how advertisements are targeted by following the instructions at

  1. Managing cookies

5.1  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) (Chrome);

(b) (Firefox);

(c) (Opera);

(d) (Internet Explorer);

(e) (Safari); and

(f) (Edge).

5.2  Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

5.3  If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

  1. Amendments

7.1  We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

7.2  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

7.3  We may notify you of significant changes to this policy.

  1. Our details

8.1  This website is owned and operated by G Davison & Sons.

8.2  Our principal place of business is at 57 Broadway West, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2BX

8.3  You can contact us:

(a)  by post, to the postal address given above;

(b)  using our website contact form;

(c)  by telephone, on 01702 472227; or

(d)  by email, using

The National Association of Jewellers and The National Pawnbrokers Association

We are members of The National Association of Jewellers and The National Pawnbrokers Association.