Cookie PolicyCookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Charisma Beads Ltd is now CLOSED. The website will remain for a few weeks while I sort everything out and therefore the contact form is still active if you need it. Thank you all for your custom and support over the last (nearly) 30 years and happy beading to you all.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer when you visit Cookies are then sent back to website on each visit. Cookies are useful because they allow to recognise your computer. You can find out more information about cookies at: and

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between our web pages effciently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience at

The cookies used on have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used by, by category, is set out below.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around and use the features of our site, such as accessing secure areas of These include:

  • viewing your order history,
  • storing your address so we don't have to ask for this every time you order from us,
  • storing your phone number and email address so we can contact you,
  • storing the items you wish to purchase (in your shopping cart).

Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping carts or order history, cannot be provided. These cookies are:

Cookie Name Type Expiry Period/Domain Example of Data Stored
CBPHPSession Persistant/First party 1 hour if not logged in.
1 day if logged in.
set by
CBShoppingCart Persistant/First Party 1 day whether logged in or not.
set by

The data in these cookies is a unique number that identifies you when you visit This is then matched to the same number in our secure database where we hold the information. The information we hold is not shared with or sold to any third party company and all information you send is always sent securely via secure socket layers (SSL) in accordance with the terms of the data protection act of 1998 and according to our terms. If you wish to see all the imformation we store about you, please write or email us via our contacts page.

By adding items to your shopping cart, registering with us or logging into your account, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. For instance which pages visitors go to the most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

We do not use this kind of cookie.

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, providing content in your language by storing in a cookie your language region. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like translation of our web pages and viewing the map, cannot be provided. These cookies are:

Cookie Name Type Expiry Period/Domain Example of Data Stored
NID/Third Party Persistant 6 months
set by
PREF/Third Party Persistant 2 years
set by
googtrans/First Party Session when you close your browser.
set by

By using google translate or using the location map, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevent to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usally placed by advertising networks with the website owner's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

We do not use this kind of cookie.