6th July 2018

Cookie policy


  • Introduction
  • What are cookies?
  • Blocking cookies
  • For further information


This is the cookie policy of the Practical Publishing Group. It explains why and how we use cookies on our websites.

The Practical Publishing Group consists of:

Practical Publishing International Ltd which publishes craft magazines including Simply Cards & Papercraft, Papercraft Essentials, Creative Stamping, Die-Cutting Essentials, Crochet Now, Knit Now, Your Crochet & Knitting, Simply Lettering, Quilt Now and Love Sewing; manufactures craft products; and operates the website craftworld.com

CraftStash Ltd which operates the website craftstash.co.uk

Magnesium Media Ltd which publishes craft books and magazines

Practical Pattern Designs Ltd which manufactures sewing patterns under the Simple Sew brand

In this document, the terms ‘we’ and ‘us’ mean the Group and its brands.

We keep this policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This policy was last updated on 6th July 2018.

What are cookies?

Cookies are simply text files placed on your computer. They can serve a variety of purposes:

  • Some cookies are used to provide certain basic functions of the websites – such as shopping carts or login systems. These are often called Strictly Necessary Cookies.
  • Some cookies are used to provide a personalised experience on the websites – such as remembering your preferred settings or offering you personalised recommendations. These are often called Personalisation Cookies.
  • Other cookies enable us to collect analytical data, so that we can understand how visitors use the website and compile statistical reports on website activity. These are often called Analytics Cookies.
  • Other cookies enable us to measure whether our advertising campaigns are working effectively. These are often called Advertising Cookies.

Cookies can also be subdivided in a couple of other ways. We can distinguish between First Party and Third Party cookies:

First party cookies: First party cookies are those placed directly by us and used only by us. We use cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our site and to provide and improve some of our services.

Third party cookies: Third party cookies are cookies which our site places on your computer to enable various features, but which originate with other companies. These include cookies we use to enable website usage analysis, or to track the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.

Cookies can also be divided into Persistent Cookies and Session Cookies:

Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit our site.

Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit our site until you close your browser, at which point they are deleted.

Blocking cookies

Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

For further information

For further information about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.