What are cookies?
Small text files, called ‘Cookies’ are sent by websites to user’s browser and are often saved in the hard drive of their device.
Cookies help the website to recognise a device when visited repeatedly, but also perform other functions including website performance analysis, determine popular pages and products, or to recommend relevant content.
Some Cookies contain personal information, such as stored login details for users who click to be remembered, saving the username. The majority of Cookies do not collect personally identifiable information but record general details regarding from where users are directed to the Stone Warehouse eCommerce website, the user’s general location, used browser and operative system if this is provided, and what pages are viewed.
This information is securely store and only periodically reviewed to ascertain server traffic, page, and content popularity to improve the website, offered product ranges and develop service provision.
Which Cookies are used?
Among the many different Cookie files, the Stone Warehouse eCommerce website uses five types along with similar functionality across the website to improve performance and enhance user experience.
- First Party Cookies
- Set by the Stone Warehouse eCommerce website and can only be read by the company
- Persistent Cookies
- These are used to recognise user’s device between browsing sessions. Typically, these are saved for a fixed period and not deleted when the browser is closed.
- Session Cookies
- Stored only temporarily during a browsing session and deleted from the device when the browser is closed
- Third Party Cookies
- Third party suppliers may set cookies on the Stone Warehouse eCommerce website to deliver services they provide.
- Google Analytics
- Google Analytics cookies are used to evaluate use of the Stone Warehouse eCommerce website and compile activity reports.
For further details about Google Analytics, please visit: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Can you block our cookies?
Cookies are used to enhance website user experience. Should a user wish to disable cookies, certain website sections may not operate as designed.
How do I disable cookies?
All of the latest versions of web browsers offer a level user control over Cookie acceptance. When visiting the Stone Warehouse eCommerce website for the first time, there is an opportunity to accept all Cookies, or manage what level of Cookies is acceptable.
For further support controlling web browser Cookies, please visit: www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-control-cookies/, or for further details about how companies use website Cookies, please see: www.allaboutcookies.org