Cookie Policy

Welcome to the Ali Bongo website and our online shop at We, much like every other website are using Cookies to distinguish users and to make your visit of our website as appealing as possible. 

In this Cookie Policy, we on how we would like to inform you about what cookies are and their differences, the cookies that are used on our website, and how you can manage your consent to store cookies.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored temporarily on your terminal device with the help of the browser. Cookies do not cause any damage and cannot contain viruses or other dangerous programs.  Cookies are typically used to compile statistics or for convenience and other related purposes and typically help us to provide you with or to improve our services.

In more depth, we use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Optimisation of the website and your user experience;
  • Creation of statistics on your use of our website;
  • Advertising purposes, so that we can make information about our products and offers as relevant as possible to you;
  • Implementation and maintenance of technical and organisational security measures;
  • Statistics on the use of the website.

From a technical point of view, a distinction is made between two types of cookies:

  1. Session Cookies

    Session cookies are used, for example, to temporarily store the items in your shopping cart while you navigate the website. Session cookies are not stored on your device and go away when you close your browser.
  2. Persistent Cookies

    Persistent cookies are stored as text files on your device. Persistent cookies allow our server to recognise your device the next time you visit our website.

From a legal point of view, the classification as technically necessary or technically non-necessary, if more relevant as we in accordance with the UK`s Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”), the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (“PECR”) need to obtain your consent when the use of a cookie is not strictly necessary for our website to function. As such understanding the difference between technically necessary or technically non-necessary cookies is important and helps you to make an informed decision about cookies.

  1. Technically Necessary Cookies

    Technically necessary cookies are required for our website to function properly; they enable you to navigate our website efficiently and use its functional features. An example of this is, the reminder of recently performed actions (e.g., what you have left in your shopping cart) when you return to a page within the same session.
  2. Technically Non-Essential Cookies

    Technically non-essential cookies are not necessary for the proper functioning of our website, but they enable us to improve the content of our website, compile statistics for internal market analysis purposes, provide you with a more personalised online experience or provide additional features. In particular we use analytical cookies.

Analytical Cookies

Analytical cookies are used by third parties. These cookies allow third parties to recognise that you have visited our website. We and our third-party providers may also combine information obtained from these cookies with Personal Data available from other sources, including data collected about you when you use other websites and data collected about you when you are offline, whether on our website or data maintained by the third-party provider.

The Cookies Used On Our Website

Below you can find the cookies we use listed in accordance with their Name, Description, Lifespan, and Type. Please keep in mind that this list may be updated from time to time.

Strictly Necessary cookies10

Cookie key Domain Path Cookie type Expiration Description
mage-messages / First-party 1 hour Tracks error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages. The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper.
mage-messages cookie was first detected on:
recently_compared_product / First-party 1 hour Stores product IDs of recently compared products.
recently_compared_product cookie was first detected on:
PHPSESSID / First-party 1 hour Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.
PHPSESSID cookie was first detected on:
_GRECAPTCHA /recaptcha Third-party 6 months Google reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis.
_GRECAPTCHA cookie was first detected on:
mage-cache-sessid / First-party 1 hour The value of this cookie triggers the cleanup of local cache storage. When the cookie is removed by the backend application, the Admin cleans up local storage, and sets the cookie value to true.
mage-cache-sessid cookie was first detected on:
product_data_storage / First-party 1 hour Stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products.
product_data_storage cookie was first detected on:
private_content_version / First-party 1 year 1 month Appends a random, unique number and time to pages with customer content to prevent them from being cached on the server.
private_content_version cookie was first detected on:
recently_compared_product_previous / First-party 1 hour Stores product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation.
recently_compared_product_previous cookie was first detected on:
recently_viewed_product / First-party 1 hour Stores product IDs of recently viewed products for easy navigation.
recently_viewed_product cookie was first detected on:
recently_viewed_product_previous / First-party 1 hour Stores product IDs of recently previously viewed products for easy navigation.
recently_viewed_product_previous cookie was first detected on:

Performance cookies2

Cookie key Domain Path Cookie type Expiration Description
_ga / First-party 1 year 1 month This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
_ga cookie was first detected on:
_ga_XXXXXXXXXX / First-party 1 year 1 month This cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist session state.
_ga_XXXXXXXXXX cookie was first detected on:

Functionality cookies4

Cookie key Domain Path Cookie type Expiration Description
form_key / First-party 1 day This cookie is used to facilitate content caching on the browser to make pages load faster.
form_key cookie was first detected on:
form_key / First-party 1 hour This cookie is used to facilitate content caching on the browser to make pages load faster.
form_key cookie was first detected on:
mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation / First-party 1 hour This cookie is used to facilitate content caching on the browser to make pages load faster.
mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation cookie was first detected on:
mage-cache-storage / First-party 1 hour This cookie is used to facilitate content caching on the browser to make pages load faster.
mage-cache-storage cookie was first detected on:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, web analytics services provided by Google Inc ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your device, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to us.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Lucky Orange

This website also uses a web analytics service called Lucky Orange. Lucky Orange uses small files called cookies to do a few different things: it lets users chat live with someone, it helps us understand how people use the website, it shows us where people click the most, it helps us see how much traffic we get, and it helps us know if there are any problems with the website.

If you want more details about how Lucky Orange handles your data and privacy, you can go to this website:

If you don't want Lucky Orange to track your activity on any website, you can choose to opt-out by going to this website:

How Can You Delete Cookies?

When you visit our website, one or more cookies are automatically stored on your device. If you do not want this to happen, it is best to use the following links (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Flash cookies, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari) to set your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your device in the future. If your browser is not listed above, simply go to your browser's help menu or search online for "cookies" and your browser's name.

Changes To Our Cookie Policy

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. This might be for a number of reasons, such as to reflect a change in the law or to accommodate a change in our business practices and the way we use cookies. We recommend that you check here periodically for any changes to our Cookie Policy.

Who Should I Contact For More Information?

If you have any questions or comments about our Cookie Policy or wish to exercise your rights under applicable laws, please contact us using the following contact details:

Ali Bongo
22 St John Maddermarket,
Norwich, NR2 1DN, UK

Tel: 01603 760055


This Cookie Policy was last updated on March 4, 2024

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