Privacy and Cookie Policy

At Carolina Rustica, we understand that you must feel confident in the security of our site and business practices, and trust in our commitment to your privacy. Our Privacy Statement demonstrates our firm dedication to your privacy and security. This Policy is designed to convey to you how serious we are about protecting your private information.

Our practices are as follows: Our site uses cookies only to keep track of your shopping cart. Our site's order form requires users to give us contact information (like their name and email address). We may use customer contact information from the order form to send the user information about our company.

This site contains links to other sites. Carolina Rustica is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites except for those sites owned by CR and its affiliates.

Our site uses an order form for customers to request information, products, and services. We collect visitor's contact information (like their email address) and financial information. Contact information from the order form is used to send order confirmations and information about our company to our customers. The customer's contact information is also used to get in touch with the customer to inform them of projected shipping dates and to provide actual shipping information.

Financial information that is collected is used only to bill the user for products.
If you place an order, sign up for our newsletter, or email us with a product or price inquiry, we may use your information to send you periodic newsletters and special offers. However, you may easily "opt out" of these emails at any point in time. We DO NOT sell, lease, or make available to third parties your personal information.

When you transmit your information to us via the internet, it is via an encrypted server on the last page where your card information is actually input. We use a highly encrypted server with an SSL certificate (your guarantee of safe shopping) issued by Comodo, and can be seen in at the bottom of every page.

Please note that our site uses the Google remarketing feature. This simply means that Google uses a cookie to serve relevant ads to you on the Google Advertising Network. The cookies are simply there to serve ads based on a your prior visits to our website. You may opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page by clicking here (a new window will open). We strictly adhere to all of Google's privacy restrictions regarding running ads which collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) including, but not limited to, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and credit card numbers. Additionally, we do not specifically targets user in ways which are prohibited and intrusive, which would mean any type of personal financial information for the sake of this website.

This website uses the first-party Google Analytics cookie only to track your return visits but not to identify you personally by name, email, or any other data. This site also uses the third-party DoubleClick cookie to enable reporting on demographics and interests information (such as age, gender, and favored product categories), but again, not in any way that is associated with personally identifiable information. If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit

We physically protect your information from being misused. We are a small company of a dozen employees, all carefully screened before employment. Customer information is kept in locked files with limited accessibility, and our office is fully alarmed. The security and integrity of our site, our processes, and our people is one of our top priorities. Due to greater concern of identity theft and unauthorized use of credit card information, we have dedicated an entire page to address these issues head on. Please click here for more information on this important topic.

We are always trying to improve our customer service and recognize that your trust in our business is the most important factor in our growth. Trust is hard to gain and easy to lose. If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at 800-205-7819.

California Residents: The California Consumer Protection Act guarantees California residents specific rights. These include the right to know whether their personal information is being collected about them, the right to request the specific categories of information a business collects upon verifiable request, the right to know what personal information is being collected about them, the right to say “no” to the sale of personal information, the right to delete their personal information, the right to equal service and price. To request any of the above you may reach out to us at 800-205-7819.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by letting us know using our Contact Us information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us this request using our Contact Us information.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

Cookie Name Cookie Description
FORM_KEY Stores randomly generated key used to prevent forged requests.
PHPSESSID Your session ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to view and edit their orders.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history, if you have asked for this.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
MAGE-CACHE-SESSID Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGE Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGE-SECTION-INVALIDATION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-TIMEOUT Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
SECTION-DATA-IDS Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
PRIVATE_CONTENT_VERSION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
X-MAGENTO-VARY Facilitates caching of content on the server to make pages load faster.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-FILE-VERSION Facilitates translation of content to other languages.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-STORAGE Facilitates translation of content to other languages.