Last updated: 14th August 2020.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
You can view and edit the cookies on your computer like any other text file using a text editor. The website that created the cookie can read the contents when you are at their website.
Cookies are widely used across the internet. Each browser has its own set of cookies so, if you run multiple browsers, you will have multiple sets of cookies on your computer.
Cookies can also be used to record ‘analytics’ data i.e. which web pages you visit, whether or not you arrived at the web page by clicking on an advertisement or an affiliated website. Many websites find the collection of analytics data valuable in improving the quality and content of their web sites.
To ensure the website functions as expected, to allow you to add items to your cart, login to your user account, etc.
To provide you with stock alert notifications, where you opt to receive these.
To collect analytics and data from our website so we can best optimise the user experience on an on-going basis.
To track purchases made via affiliate sources, such as blogs and more.
To track purchases made after customers have clicked on paid advertising on networks such as Facebook and Google.
To display product and service reviews on our website, from third party platforms that collect those reviews for us, such as Trustpilot.
To display content from social media platforms that may be embedded on our website, for example YouTube videos.
We may share data with third party services to ensure the usability and successful functioning of our website. If you'd like to request a full list of the third party services that may leave a cookie on your device when browsing our website, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you further.
All the major browsers allow you to block cookies and delete those that have already been created on your computer, usually within the ‘Tools’ section of the browser. These tools allow you to specify which cookies you will accept by type and often by specific websites using an exception list e.g. you can block all cookies and then list the website from which you will accept cookies.