What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website and they typically hold bits of information like the site name and unique used ID. They are simply text files and they are not programs. These small bits of information can then be accessed by your browser and allows it to be recognised by a website if you decide to return. The information that cookies contain help to make your browsing experience smoother, for example they enable you to store items in your basket, adding each item as you click “add to basket” and even to tailor the things that you see on a website to your personal preferences. Cookies do not harm your computer and are not “programs”.
3rd Party Cookies
In addition to the cookies that we use, we work with a number of trusted 3rd Parties to help improve the level of the online service we offer. They will also place cookies on your computer, these are described in the table below. A number of these cookies are used to provide banner advertisements for Tiger Mobiles when you visit some other websites. The cookies are designed to provide you with relevant advertising based on the products you have recently viewed on our website. Again these do not contain any personally identifiable information, but if you would like to opt out of these marketing cookies please click here to be taken to an independent website which will help you identify and manage cookies of this nature that have been stored on your computer by our and other businesses’ websites.
Are there different types of cookies?
Session, or transient cookies
Cookies that are stored in the computer’s memory only during a user’s browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user’s computer when the browser is closed.
These cookies usually store a session ID that is not personally identifiable to users, allowing the user to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly. They are widely used by commercial web sites (for example, to keep track of items that a consumer has added to a shopping cart).
Session cookies are never written on the hard drive and they do not collect any information from the user’s computer. Session cookies expire at the end of the user’s browser session and can also become no longer accessible after the session has been inactive for a specified length of time, usually 20 minutes.
Permanent, persistent, or stored cookies
Cookies that are stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies can retain user preferences for a particular web site, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.
Permanent cookies can be used to identify individual users, so they may be used by web sites to analyse users’ surfing behaviour within the web site. These cookies can also be used to provide information about numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and generally the performance of the web site. They are usually configured to keep track of users for a prolonged period of time, in some cases many years into the future.
If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer (most computers do), small files may be stored on your computer by websites that contain Flash media, such as video clips. These files are known as Local Shared Objects (LSOs) or Flash cookies. They can be used for the same purposes as regular cookies (properly called HTTP cookies).
Flash cookies can also back up the data that is stored in a regular cookie. When you delete cookies using your browser controls, your Flash cookies are not affected. So a website that served a cookie to you may recognise you on your next visit if it backed up its now-deleted cookie data to a Flash cookie.
Our cookie policies
- facilitate your access to the website
- measure your usage of the website overall
- help us understand what interests you when you are browsing the website;
- recognise you if you return to the website so that we can make revisiting easier and refresh you on goods you showed an interest in, and aspects of the website you used on your previous visit(s);
- to allow easier access from page to page of the website; and to facilitate processes such as ordering and paying for goods online
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||These are cookies set by Google Analytics, which allows us to analyse visitors to the site. Google analytic cookies do no collect personal data about visitors to our website.
||In order to protect our website from security threats such as hackers and to boost its performance, we route our DNS through CloudFlare.
The cookies we use do not store any of your personal information. If you do not want to have cookies enabled then you can choose to disable them but you will not be able to make a purchase. Each browser is different, so go to the ‘Help’ menu of your browser you are using to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If you’d like to learn more about how to manage or disable cookies the visit www.aboutcookies.org
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