What are cookies?
Cookies are simple text files. They are needed to help navigate automatic logins, password authentication, shopping cart functions, personal preference settings and a variety of other functions. Cookies make these functions smooth and hassle-free to the user.
What do cookies do?
Cookies don’t search your computer for information. Cookies register the information you provide through your browser. When you enter personal and/or financial information on a website, the cookies store your information, both for ease of use on your next visit, and for ad tracking. Information stored by cookies is usually encoded; it is protected from potential computer hackers by security features (which you, the website owner, have put into place.)
Are cookies necessary?
Cookies are necessary and enhance your browsing experience. Without cookies, you would have to reenter all of your information every time you revisited a site. A cookie will simply remember your information on the website to save you time.
What do cookies store?
Cookies only store the information you provide. A cookie cannot “grab” your email address. A cookie can store your email address on the website—if you have typed in your email address; a cookie stores all information you voluntarily give when you visit a website.
Lastly are cookies harmful?
Cookies are harmless. They cannot introduce viruses on your computer. Cookies are not the same thing as Spyware. A cookie stores your website surfing information; Spyware stores your Internet surfing information (every site you visit).
General cookie information
Cookies themselves contain very little information other than the URL of the website that created the cookie. Because there is so little information, a cookie can’t be used to identify you by name or other personal information. However, advances in technology have seen an increase in how companies can manipulate cookie information to create a profile of your web surfing habits. Again, this is a profile of a particular consumer’s surfing habits and product preferences, there is no name (your name) attached to the profile.
We request information from you on our order form. Here you must provide contact information (such as name and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used solely for billing purposes and to fulfil customer’s orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with you. We do not hold any credit card numbers on our web server. All information is held in the strictest confidence for your privacy and is not made available to any third parties or persons. If you provide a mobile number it is passed to our courier so they can text you with a delivery time. If you do not wish to be notified by the courier then please do not provide your mobile number or advise us upon ordering.