WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer, mobile or handheld device (such as ‘smart phones’ or ‘tablets’). These cookies are used to hold a small amount of data specific to you and our website. These cookies are accessed either by our website or your computer/device. This allows our website to deliver a page tailored to you to enhance your shopping experience.
There are 4 types of cookies:
Category 1: Essential cookies
These cookies are required in order to enable basic functionality around our website and the use of its features, such as access to secure areas of our website. For example we use a cookie to retain details of the items that you have placed in your cart so they are still there if you return to the site.
Category 2: Website performance cookies
These cookies collect information on how you visit and interact with our website. For example, the page you visit on a regular basis. These types of cookies do not collect any user or personal information, the information they collect is aggregated and anonymous. They're only used to improve how our website works and its functionality. For example, by telling us if you have seen an error message whilst shopping with us.
Category 3: Functionality cookies
These cookies are used to identify you when you return to our website. They could enable us to personalise the content, greet you by name or remember your preferences. For example, the first time you visit a website you may choose a username which is stored in the cookie, and then provide data such as password, name, address, preferred font size, page layout, etc. - this information would all be stored on a database using your username as a key. When you revisit the website the cookie will find your username, and retrieve information from the database without it having to be re-entered.
Category 4: Re-marketing/targeting cookies
These cookies record the pages you have visited on our website and any links you have followed. The cookies are used to deliver relevant adverts to you based on your online shopping habits and experience. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Quite often advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. Due to the nature of these cookies we may share information with third parties to enable their use. The adverts placed by advertising networks are done so with our permission.