Cookies are small and unobtrusive files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your web browser (only if you have 'allow cookies' enabled in your web browser) which enables the websites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and to personalise your web browsing experience as well as capture and remember other unidentifiable information about your website visit.
How do they affect me?
- Cookies don’t store any sensitive or personal information such as your name or address – we use the coded information gathered from them to help us perform tasks. These tasks include showing you products in your region, allowing you to watch a video or allowing you to connect with social media sites. By using our website, you agree that we can keep cookies in place and help us to remember a little about your viewing preferences, while keeping your personal details protected.
- There are three types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies
- Performance cookies
- Functionality cookies
- Some of these are ‘third party’ which means that other sites use them to gather information on our behalf – the information below explain further.
Strictly necessary cookies
- These are essential to use our website and use its features properly. Basic functions such as remembering where you’re located rely on these key cookies.
- Types of Strictly Necessary cookies:
|We use shopify to handle our ecommerce. Shopify needs to identify customers to remember what items they have put in their basket, and also track various actions.
|This remembers history of products viewed by the user, so a list of "recently viewed" products can be displayed.
- Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use our website – such as which pages visitors go to most often and if they receive any error messages. We use the information strictly to improve how our website works.
- Types of Performance cookies:
|google.com / shopify.com
|We use Google Analytics to understand how our website is being used, in order to discover which areas can be improved.
- These cookies remember choices you make while visiting . We can use the information they provide to help tailor our site to your needs, to assist with playing videos, or allowing you to be connected with social media websites.
- Types of Functionality cookies:
|These cookies track products that a user browses in order to suggest other products they may be interested in
|These cookies remember what products a user may have been interested in order suggest products on other websites.
Turning your cookies off
- Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies but should you wish to update your website browser to restrict cookies you can follow the instructions on the IAB's website here. This may, however, affect your ability to use certain areas of our site.
To know more, visit Visit aboutcookies.org.