Our cookies help us:
- measure the use of our website so that it can be continuously updated and improved
- remember notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
- improve the speed/security of the site
- make our marketing more efficient
- collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- pass data to advertising networks
- pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- pay sales commissions
Turning cookies off.
If you would prefer, there are several ways to switch cookies off – from adjusting your browser settings, to installing browser plugins designed for this. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of both our’s and a large proportion of other websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
For more information about cookies and multiple options for controlling their use, visit: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/
Types of cookies.
The cookies used on our websites have been categorised based on the guidelines found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. We use the following categories on our websites and other online services:
Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to browse around our websites and use their features. Without these cookies, services like shopping baskets and e-billing cannot be provided.
Category 2: Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how you use our websites – for instance, which pages you go to most. This data may be used to help optimise our websites and make them easier for you to navigate. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies
These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make while browsing. For instance, we may store your geographic location in a cookie to ensure that we show you our website localised for your area. We may also remember preferences such as text size, fonts and other customisable site elements. They may also be used to keep track of what featured products or videos have been viewed to avoid repetition. The information these cookies collect will not personally identify you, and they cannot track your browsing activity on non-Ludger websites.