A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website. There are two main kinds of cookies: “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of users using the website and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies outlast user sessions and remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
Cookies on this Website
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
- to recognise your computer when you visit our website;
- to improve the website’s usability;
- to administer this website;
- to keep and maintain your shopping basket. Cookies help you to keep items in your basket once you logged out so they are not getting lost or deleted where you return to proceed with your purchases;
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Third Party Cookies
We use third party cookies as well to track your activity for statistical and analytical purposes:
- to see where you came from (search engine, keyword, link, etc.) when you land on our pages;
- keep tracks of how many times you have visited our site, so we can see how many users we have that is built for the first time and how many people our site often;
- keep tracks of how long you’ve been on our website;
- to create a unique session for each user;
- to check whether your browser has cookie support turned on to provide custom functionality in cases where users must log in;
- to provide safe use of social media plugins for your own convenience of sharing or commenting on social networks.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.