What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data (text files) that are sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your device so that the website can recognize your device. There are two types of cookies, permanent and temporary or “session” cookies. Permanent cookies are stored as a file on your computer or mobile device for a longer period of time. Session cookies are temporarily placed on your computer when you visit our Site, but are erased when you shut down the page.
Other than essential cookies, which are necessary for the functionality of our Site, we only store cookies on your device with your consent. If you do not want to accept cookies, you can adjust the settings in your web browsers security preferences, see more information on this below.
You can choose what type of cookies to allow or deny by changing the settings in your browser.
We and our service providers may use the following categories of cookies:
Essential cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary for us to provide our Services. For example, we may use these cookies to authenticate and identify our members when they use our Site so we can provide our Services. Without these cookies we would not be able to recognise you and you would not be able to access our Services. They also help us to enforce our Terms and Conditions and maintain the security of our Services.
Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are not strictly necessary, but allow us to personalise your online experience of our Site. For example, they allow us to remember your preferences and mean that you do not need to re-enter information you have already provided e.g. when signing-up to our Services. We also use these cookies to collect information (e.g. popular pages, viewing patterns, click-throughs) about our visitors' usage of our Services so that we can improve our Site and Services and conduct market research. If you choose to delete these cookies you will have limited functionality of our Services.
Advertising cookies: These cookies use information about your usage of our Site and other websites, e.g. the pages you visit or your response to ads, to deliver ads that are more tailored to you, both on and off our Site. These types of ads are called “Interest-Based Advertising.” Many of these types of cookies belong to our service providers. For third party advertisers, see more below.
We use the information from cookies to make our Site user-friendly and to enable us to provide you with personalized recommendations. We may also use a number of authorized third parties who put cookies on our Site to deliver services that they provide (third party cookies). We may use session and persistent cookies/local storage to provide you with various functions on the site. For example to allow you to move between pages on our Site without having to re-enter information for example in our customer service chat etc.
Permanent and session based cookies are used in a number of ways, including:
- To allow you to move between pages on our Site without having to re-enter information
- To help us recognize you when you return to our Site to use our Services.
- To allow you access to stored information.
- To ensure that you do not get asked to fill in forms repeatedly.
- To provide you with the customer service chat feature
We (and our authorized third parties) may use non-personal information from both permanent cookies and session cookies for statistical purposes as follows:
- To determine which are the most popular parts of our Site.
- To monitor the use of our Services and our Site (frequency and time).
- To provide anonymous information to third parties so that more appropriate advertising can be directed at you.
- To track product success.
- To determine how frequently you and other users visit our Site and purchase products.
- To carry out surveys so that your interaction with our Site and us can improve.
We use the following categories of cookies;
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Third Party Cookies
We also use a number of third-party cookies as part of our services. These cookies are governed by the respective sites and are not controlled by us. We have listed some of the third-party cookies which we use below, some of which can be switched off using your general browser settings, for others you will need to go to the respective sites and follow the instructions provided.
How do you delete cookies?
You can choose whether to accept cookies or not and what type of cookies you want to accept. If you want to know when your computer receives a cookie, you can set your browser to notify you about it. That way you have the option to accept or reject a cookie. Your computer can be set to reject all cookies.If you want to find out how to do this visit aboutcookies.org. Please be aware that changes in your web browser, meaning that the function regarding cookies are disabled, will prevent parts of our Site from functioning properly including logging-in. It’s possible to opt out of having your browsing activity within sites recorded by analytics cookies.