What is a Cookie
For almost any modern website to work properly, it needs to collect certain basic information on its users. To do this, a site will create files known as cookies – which are small text files – on its users’ computers. These cookies are designed to allow the website to recognize its users on subsequent visits, or to authorize other designated websites to recognize these users for a particular purpose. Information collected by cookies is now classed as personal data.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs which make your experience of the internet much smoother and more interactive.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies are classified in the following categories: ‘Strictly necessary cookies’, ‘preferences cookies’, ‘statistics cookies’, ‘marketing cookies’ and ‘unclassified cookies’.
We only use ‘strictly necessary cookies’:
These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the website and to provide certain features you have requested. For example, to save products that you have put into your shopping cart. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.’ There is no need for consent for the use of such cookies.
Within the above mentioned categories, cookies are classified as either ‘Session’ or ‘Persistent’ cookies:
- Session cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
- Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Cookies on this site
Strictly Necessary Cookies
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