What Are Cookies?
Most people think cookies exclusively refer to a baked food, typically flat, sweet and containing sugar, flour and chocolate chips. But this is wrong! Fake news! Misinformation! Y’see, occasionally cookies also contain nuts, oats and raisins (gross).
Back again. Legal said actually this isn’t right. There is another type of cookie. The data kind. The kind that refers to the small pieces of data sent from a website and saved on your browser or device. They can be placed by us (Go-To or “first party” cookies) or by other companies (third party cookies). We allow some of our carefully chosen partners, like Google, to place cookies on our site. This helps us understand how our visitors (you! Hey! Cute top!) use the website so we can improve your experience.
Our cookies fall on one of these eight categories:
- Technical cookies: These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing your account page or hold the products you’ve added to your cart.
- Preference cookies: We use these cookies to remember your preferences or choices you’ve made in the past, like your country preference.
- Security cookies: We use these cookies to identify and prevent security risks
- Performance and analytics cookies: These cookies allow us to collect information about how our customers use our website. They help us understand what pages of features are most popular so we can continue improving your experience.
- Marketing cookies: We and our carefully chosen advertising partners use marketing cookies to deliver ads that are more relevant and meaningful to our website visitors and to analyse the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
- Edible cookies: We have these in a biscuit tin in the kitchen to eat throughout the day.
- Shit. We also can’t count.
Most browsers accept cookies by default, but you can easily clear and deactivate them through the browser’s settings. If you disable cookies, however, some of our website features may not function properly.
- To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can install Google’s opt-out browser add-on.
- For information on how our advertising partners allow you to opt out of receiving ads based on your web browsing history, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/. European users may opt out of receiving targeted advertising through the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.