WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. The information the cookie contains is set by a website’s server and it can be used when the user visits the website. Cookies were designed to remember things that an Internet user has done on that website in the past, which can include putting products in their basket, logging in, or clicking on links. Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses. This information about how customers use the website is used in many ways:
- To enable you to access the restricted and personalized areas of our website to order and pay for products on the site
- To keep track of the items in your shopping cart as you proceed through the checkout process. Without accepting cookies, you will not be able to purchase products from the site
- To remember your preferences in region, language and currency choices so that the experience is consistent across visits
- To find out what the website doesn’t do well and make improvements to it in future
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Make sure advertising on other websites is relevant to you
- Advertise relevant products to you on other websites, based on the products and categories you looked at on the website
TYPES OF COOKIES
SESSION (OR TRANSIENT) COOKIES
Session cookies are stored in your computer’s memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to login repeatedly.
PERSISTENT (OR PERMANENT) COOKIES
Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so they will be remembered for next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how well the website works and where it can be improved.
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
We works with selected companies to provide additional content and services, for example reviews. These companies may also set cookies on our behalf and we have no control over these cookies.
ADVERTISING ON OTHER WEBSITES
SHARING WITH SOCIAL NETWORKS
If you use the buttons that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Such cookies are subject to the privacy policies of these companies and we have no control over these cookies. We invite you to find out more about these and the purposes for which the cookies are collected here: