What Cookies and similar technologies are:
A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your device when you visit a website or use an app. This information may include information such as your IP address and geolocation data, device type and ID, operating system, browser type, language and region preference, login details and shopping basket contents.
Cookies also collect anonymous information on the use of the website or app for the purpose of calculating aggregate statistics that help the service provider to assess user interest in their website and app content. Cookies are encrypted, can only be read by the web operator that originally set them, and cannot be used to track your browsing habits.
What type of Cookies do we use and how we use them:
We may use “session” cookies while you are logged into our servers. These cookies are essential for the operation of our website and app as they authenticate and enable you to access secure areas on our server through details you have already provided, keep track of your shopping basket contents and enable you to make use of our e-billing services. Session cookies do not contain user personal data or credit card details and are automatically deleted when you close your browser or leave our website or app.
In addition, we use “persistent” (otherwise “permanent” or “stored”) cookies that will reside on your device until they expire or you physically delete them. Persistent cookies are renewed every time you start a new browser session and store information about your user preferences and identification.
We finally use the analytical or performance cookies deployed by Google Analytics to monitor and quantify in anonymous format how users navigate through our website or use the app service (number of website visitors, where they come from and which pages they visit). This service helps us improve the design of our website and app and make your browsing experience better. To opt out of Google Analytics, please click here.