What are Cookies
A cookie is a simple text file that is issued to your computer when you visit a website and which stores and sometimes tracks information about your use of a website. Each cookie is unique to your browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, the website name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what's in your shopping bag.
Although they do identify a user's computer, cookies do not personally identify users. Passwords and credit card information are not stored in cookies.
Cookies are not programs and therefore cannot contain viruses or other malicious software.
You can find a summary of the various types of cookies we use below. Our cookies are used for 5 types of purpose:
We use the following categories of cookies on our Site:
CATEGORY 1: STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for such as remembering your login details or shopping basket items cannot be provided. These cookies are passed under HTTPS in an encrypted format. This provides the most security when identifying you as a user.
CATEGORY 2: PERFORMANCE COOKIES
These cookies collect anonymous information on how people use our Website. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how customers arrive at our Site, browse or use our Site and highlight areas where we can improve areas such as navigation, user experience, shopping experience and marketing campaigns. The data stored by these cookies never show personal details from which your individual identity can be established.
CATEGORY 3: FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES
These cookies allow us to:
- remember choices you make such as the country you visit our Website from, language and search parameters such as size, colour or product line. These can then be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate to your selections and to make the visits more tailored and pleasant. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- remember that you have visited us before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive. This allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get.
CATEGORY 4: TARGETING COOKIES OR ADVERTISING COOKIES
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. The cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks. They remember the websites you visit and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers.
CATEGORY 5: SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES
These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on our Website on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These cookies are not within our control. Please refer to the respective privacy policies for how their cookies work.
Cookies on our Website
Some of the cookies on our Website are set by us and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf.
Controlling or deleting cookies
Most web and mobile device browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set.
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.
Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org, which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser or mobile device.
Please note that by deleting or restricting cookies or by disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Website or take full advantage of the Site.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
If you'd like to opt out of other third party cookies relating to behavioural advertising, please go to www.youronlinechoices.eu. Opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the company or companies from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.