About Cookies

About the Cookies we use

Our website (www.woollymadlydeeply.com) uses cookies to create an effective and seamless experience for our website users. This policy explains why we use cookies, what they are and how you can manage cookies via your browser.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file, usually containing letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device i.e. laptop, pc or mobile phone, when the website user accesses a website. This allows the website to recognise the website user’s device. When you browse our website, we use cookies to track what you have added to your basket, to remember you when you return to our website and also to track levels of interest on each of the pages on the website and to see how users move around the website.

Managing Cookies

You can choose whether to accept cookies or not and the level of cookies you wish to have enables and this choice can be managed via your web browser. Some cookies are necessary to make the website work for you, by disabling such cookies, you will experience problems if you proceed to shop on the website. Other cookies improve performance or improve functionality. On websites which advertise third party products or services, cookies are used to target users with related products or services.

Why use Cookies? Cookies are generally used to improve your web experience, so will keep track of what is in your basket, allow us to log any errors which may have occurred on any of our webpages. Advertisers may also use cookies to target certain groups of products/services, given what you appear to be interested in.  Our site does not advertise third partied directly but does provide some links to information sites or other resource material on websites over which we have no control. We recommend that if you follow such a link, you should check the linked website for cookies too.

Types of Cookies

Some cookies expire at the end of a browsing session or they can be stored for longer will allow the items you have selected and added to your shopping basket to be remembered. These expire at the end of a browsing session so are not kept long term.

Persistent cookies are stored on a user’s device between browsing sessions, to remember if the user has visited the site before. Such cookies would typically remember users’ preferences or to target advertising.  For example the way a website is laid out might be different depending up on your chosen preferences.

First and third party cookies

this relates to the website which places the cookie. First party cookies are those set by the website which is displayed in the URL window (our website).   Third party cookies would be placed by other websites i.e. advertisers who would show products or services you may possibly be interested in.

How to enable/disable cookies

This will depend on your web browser. Some of the more common browser instructions are listed below. If your browser is not listed, then you will need to refer to your own Browser’s Help guide on how to change privacy setting

Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer versions 6,7,8,9
·         In the top menu – select Tools
·         In Tools menu – select Internet Options
·         In Internet Options , select the Privacy tab
·         Here you will see a slider, which you can set from Block all Cookies to Medium to Allow all cookies. By selecting a medium setting, you will allow first party cookies.

 Mozilla Firefox
·         In the top menu – select Tools
·         In Tools menu – select Options
·         In Options , select the Privacy icon
·         Click on Cookies and choose the option you prefer

 Google Chrome
·         In the top menu – select Tools
·         In Tools menu – select Options
·         Select the Under the hood tab
·         Select the Privacy section and then the Content setting button
·         Select the option you prefer

·         Select the Cog icon at the top of Browser window
·         Select the Preferences option
·         Click on Security and select the option you wish to choose
·         Click Save

Legislation on Cookies

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 regulations were brought in to protect your privacy as an internet user and cover disclosure requirements on privacy policy (see our privacy policy) and in particular encompass the use of cookies on websites. In effect, from 26 May 2011, websites are required to inform their users about their use of cookies, so the user can then decide whether to accept all or restricted cookies or none at all

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