Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They're used for many things, such as remembering whether you've visited the site before and to enable us to complete your online orders with us, we also use them to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. They will be used to identify you once you have set up an account with us, if you checkout any orders as a ‘guest’ our systems will still capture your address and billing details but these will only be used to assist us in completing your on-line order.
This policy explains how cookies are used on Gillmans.co.uk website in general and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site.
We may collect information automatically when you visit the Website, using cookies.
The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit or your account held with us.
You can choose not to allow cookies. If you do, we can't guarantee that your experience with the Website will be as good as if you do allow cookies.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser - remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just ours:
•Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 (this page links to further information for different versions of IE - the mobile version is at http:/ /www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx).
•Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html (or http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677for mobile versions)
•Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
•Blackberries: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/ 32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to the Website:
The following types of cookie are used on this site. We don't list every single cookie used by name - but for each type of cookie we tell you how you can control its use.
1. Personalisation cookies
These cookies are used to recognise repeat visitors to the Website and in conjunction with other information we hold to attempt to record specific browsing information (that is, about the way you arrive at the Website, pages you view, options you select, information you enter and the path you take through the Website). These are used to recommend content we think you'll be interested in based on what you've looked at before.
2. Analytics cookies
These monitor how visitors move around the Website and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of pages &content users visit.
3. Third-party service cookies
We use other third party software, for instance payment gateways, advertising services and repair service details, these cookies will help us to ensure your details and orders are accurate.
4. Other ad management cookies
We may use advertising software based on your shopping experience with us, this is known as behavioral advertising, these cookies help us to only show products, services or appliances based on your interests and reduces any advertising that you may not want.
For more information about this type of online behavioural advertising, about cookies, and about how to turn this feature off, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
Please note that turning off advertising cookies won't mean that you are not served any advertising merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.
5. Site management cookies
These are used to maintain your identity or session on the Website. For instance, where our websites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to ensure that you are sent information by one specific server (otherwise you may log in or out unexpectedly). These cookies cannot be turned off individually but you could change your browser setting to refuse all cookies (see above) if you do not wish to accept them.
Some of our cookies
session-x - Session cookie that lasts for the duration of your visit. Web browsers normally delete these cookies when quitting. These are used remembering things such as your basket contents and the products you’ve viewed.
allowCookie - This is set to allow other cookies to function on our website.
_x-ua-device- Used to display content for different devices such as desktop and mobile.
nocache - Website elements which are uncached for live information such as basket totals.
shop - Stores the shop store you are browsing on.
__csrf_token-x - Used for security against csrf attacks.
3rd Party Cookies
_ga & _gid - These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics which is used to help us collect and analyse information on how users interact with our website. This helps us improve your experience on our website.
_hj cookies - Similar to Google Analytics, these cookies are set by HotJar, a tool that provides us with heatmaps and analytics on how people interact with our website. This helps us improve your experience on our website.