WHAT ARE COOKIES?
There are two broad categories of cookies:
Set by a site, and are deleted when you close your browser.
Set by a site, these are stored on your device and expire on a given date or until manually or automatically deleted.
TYPES OF COOKIES AND HOW WE USE THEM
When you visit www.twasco.co.uk cookies will be used to help us assess how you use our site. Our cookies will collect information about your browsing and purchasing behaviour, allow us to improve functionality and identify and resolve errors.
The cookies we use and what we use them for are set out below:
These are technical cookies that are required for the operation of our site. Without these cookies our site can’t operate properly. Essential cookies include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas.
Used to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to monitor how visitors move around it. This helps us to improve the way our site works and enables us to tailor our site to the way visitors use it. The information we collect from performance cookies is aggregated so we cannot identify you.
These cookies allow our site to remember the choices you make. Our site uses experience cookies to provide you with enhanced and personalised features. For example, we use information collected through what are known as “web-analytic” cookies to compare the choices you make to those of our other customers so that we can learn from those choices. Information collected by experience cookies cannot track your browsing activity when you leave our site to browse other sites.
Marketing cookies record your visits to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our site, and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. For example sometimes we use marketing cookies to limit the number of times that you see an advert. We may sometimes share information about your browsing activity, (collected from cookies), with our other websites who may use this information to advertise products which may interest you.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
The information set out in “The Types of Cookies and How We Use Them” relates to the cookies that we set on our own site. In addition to these cookies, our site also uses third party cookies which are set by a domain other than our website.
Our website uses Third Party Cookies from the providers found in the table below, if you require further information about what these cookies are or how they are used, you should contact those providers directly.
Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Twitter.
You can choose to share content from our site with others via the social media networks listed above and you may be sent cookies from these sites.
Google, Yahoo, Bing
We utilise the online advertising services of the third party companies listed above. These sites may set cookies to help identify which adverts are clicked on and are interacted with.
ACCEPTING AND REJECTING COOKIES
To ensure you get the best possible online experience at www.twasco.co.uk we’d encourage you to accept our cookies.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but if you need to change your browser settings to accept/allow cookies. You can do this by referring to the ‘Help’ menu of your browser.
To reject cookies you will need to change the relevant settings on your browser. To do this you will find step by step instructions in the ‘Help’ menu of your browser.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DISABLE COOKIES?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general our website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our sites. If you disable or block all cookies, you will be unable to complete a purchase on our site.
USE OF FLASH FILES
Across our website we make use of flash files, which present information, allow integration with third parties (such as YouTube) and can offer a richer online experience.
Adobe offers a tool to monitor, prevent and remove ‘flash cookies’ – more information is available at: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html
You can find more information about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu You can also view a video about cookies at http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/technologies/cookies