What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies. A persistent cookie is stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie expires at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Cookies and our website
Types of cookies we use:
Session cookies – These are used during your website visit, deleted once you have left our website. They help us maintain website security and allow you to use our website, such as remembering products you’ve added to the cart.
Persistent cookies – These cookies stay on your computer until they expire or are deleted.
First and third-party cookies – Third party cookies are set by external tools such as Google Analytics, and Inspectlet which allows us to understand how our customers use our website so we may improve it.