Just like many other online websites, we receive and record information from your browser when you use our website. This may include the use of a variety of methods, such as cookies and pixel tags to collect this information.
Some cookies collect information about browsing and purchasing behaviour when you browse our website from your computer or device, the information collected includes: pages viewed, products purchased and your journey around a website. All data passed by cookies is anonymous and will never contain individual detail such as your name, address, telephone number or payment information but may sometimes contain our customer reference number that is unique to you.
For more information about how cookies work please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies cannot carry viruses or install malware onto your Computer, or it's hard drive.
What are Cookies?
A cookie is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in your web browser while you are browsing a website. HTTP cookies may be stored only for the time you are in a given site (session cookie) or they may remain stored in your browser for a defined period of time beyond your current session (persistent cookie). Cookies work in combination with content within the website itself, to capture and remember information.
Cookies that are set by the domain of the site you are visiting (the domain in the address bar) are called first party cookies. First party cookies are commonly used to remember who you are as you move from page to page, or as you return to the site in subsequent visits. These cookies can only be read by the domain that set them.
Cookies that are set by domains other than the one in your address bar are called Third Party cookies. Third Party cookies are used to track users across sites, for example to tailor advertising to you.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used with our marketing partners to present you with appropriate offers and advertising as you browse other sites on the internet, based on your browsing activity while on our site. Cookies also enable us to work alongside our Google Analytics, to see how you like to use our website, which pages / functions you prefer and help us to make them better for our customers and website users. We may match the data we capture through cookies with personal data that we already hold about you to better understand you. This helps us to continually improve the relevance of our promotional communications, your shopping experience and our products and services. The main purposes for which cookies are used are: -
- They allow for functional purposes essential to effective operation of our websites, for example online transactions, site navigation and preference settings.
- They enable us to collect information about your browsing and shopping behaviour, helping us to improve your shopping experience and to monitor performance of our website and make changes and improvements for the future.
- They allow for marketing and advertising, particularly web banner advertisements and targeted updates through digital channels and social media.
- They enable us to meet our contractual obligations pay suppliers, fulfilment and other essential business tasks.