What are Cookies?
Generally, the role of cookies is beneficial, making your interaction with frequently-visited sites smoother with no extra effort on your part. Without cookies, online shopping would be much harder and some websites would become less interactive with the cookie option turned off.
Most Common Cookies
These cookies expire when you close your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome). There are various reasons for the use of these cookies, for example, remembering what you have put in your shopping basket as you browse a website. They can also be used for security to access your Internet banking or email.
Persistent cookies remain on your computer once you have closed your web browser, this allows your preferences on websites to be remembered. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, for example, remembering your preferences on a website (your language choice or your user name on a particular website).
This refers to the website placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by another website; the website you are visiting may have advertising on the page and this other website will be able to set a cookie on your computer. On the main web browsers, third party cookies are allowed by default. Changing the settings on your browsers can prevent this.
We use third party and first party cookie reports to improve our services and target our customer needs.
There are some exemptions to the above where it is essential for a website to store information on your computer. For example, to provide a service to you that you have requested.
- To help improve your experience on our websites and for functionality purposes. For example, if you choose to buy any of our products and services, you must consent to us placing a cookie on your computer.
- Cookies help us to understand your usage of our website.
- For partners who have referred clients to our site. In using cookies, we track referred sales so we can compensate our partners accordingly.
- Remarketing purposes.
- You may opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features via Google Ad Settings. For more information: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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