Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are widely used, tiny pieces of software (files) that are installed on a computer or mobile device when you visit a website.

As a rule, Cookies will make your browsing experience better and by using and browsing our website you consent to Cookies being used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Should you wish to disable Cookies, the most effective way to do this is to disable Cookies in your browser.  We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or please click here to visit the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.  Please note that disabling Cookies may unfortunately restrict the functionality of and your use of our website.


What types of Cookies are there?

Strictly Necessary Cookies – These are Cookies that are essential to make a website work and enable features that users have specifically asked for.  These types of Cookies are commonly used with shopping baskets or e-billing.  Without the use of Cookies, these features of a website would not be able to operate.

Performance Cookies – These Cookies collect anonymous information about visitors for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website.  Common uses include well-known website analytics tools such as Google Analytics.

Functionality Cookies – These are Cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience the next time they visit a website.  For example, where a user selects their preferred settings.

Targeting or Advertising Cookies – These Cookies are similar to Performance Cookies in that they collect information about users’ behaviour.  However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected.


What Cookies does the Thistle website use?

UK Cookie Consent (catAccCookies) – This Cookie is used to remember your acceptance of the use of Cookies on our website.

SSL Certificate Verification (JESESSIONID) – This Cookie is set to enable the functionality of the “Verify Security” SSL Certificate button which you’ll find at the bottom of every page on our website.

Google Analytics (_ga, _gat & _gid) – These Cookies are set by Google Analytics, a tool which provides us with information about the way you use our website.  The information collected by these Cookies is anonymous and the data is used to provide statistical reports on various aspects of our website, such as which pages are viewed, how long visitors spend on our website and what kind of devices visitors use.  We use Google Analytics to help determine the experience of our users and to improve our website. To find out more about Google’s own Privacy Policy, please click here.

WPForms (_wpfuuid) – This Cookie is set by a plugin called WPForms which we use to power all of the Contact Forms you’ll find on our website.  This Cookie assigns a user id when you visit a page on our website that has a Contact Form.



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Email: / Call: 01224 706555.

Thistle Windows & Conservatories Limited is a company registered in Scotland (SC159622).  Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 729824).

Thistle Artificial Grass Limited is a company registered in Scotland (SC522003).

Thistle Kitchens is a trading name of Thistle Windows & Conservatories Limited.