Cookies are small packets of information which are stored by your web browser. They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. If you wish to ensure that cookies are not used, you can disable these in your web browser privacy settings. Please be aware that disabling cookies for this purpose will mean the control tool will no longer function effectively, and may have an adverse effect on your overall browsing experience.
- 1. Essential cookies
We may use a limited number of cookies essential to particular services you have requested or for security purposes. For instance, your site uses a cookie for the shopping cart function when you make a purchase.
- 2. Performance cookies
We allow third parties like Google Analytics to set analytics, or performance, cookies to collect and report aggregate information. These cookies provide reporting to us on an aggregate basis and so, do not identify you at all. We use the aggregate reports to understand how our web sites are used and improve their usefulness to our audiences.
- 3. Functional cookies
A number of cookies also support how our web site functions, identifying your pc or end device on a unique but anonymous basis.
We use web beacons and pixels in our emails to track delivery and open rates. Our email provider delivers cookies with our email to recognise a user’s response. The results are stored and reported on against the individual’s email address and the account profile within our database.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES AND ADVERTISING ON OUR SITES
We allows Adwords to use their cookies on our site to identify you as you leave and then to show you one of our own ads later, as you visit another site. This relatively simple process is known as re-targeting.
Google Adwords may as well use certain demographic and online behavior information to show you more relevant ads. We do not store any personal details in this process.
HOW YOU CAN CONTROL COOKIES
The cookies we use or allow are an accepted part of ecommerce and important to your use of our web sites. Performance cookies allow us to understand our audiences as a whole and improve how our site meets your needs and expectations. Many of the functional cookies are basic to how our site and services work. Our sites and services, or parts of them, may not work properly without these cookies.
- 1. Browser controls
Most modern browsers offer you ways to control or block cookies. These browser controls will usually be found in the “options’ or “preferences” menu. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
- 2. Ad cookies and targeting
You can find more information or turn off targeting at YourOnlineChoices.