- what cookies are;
- why we use them;
- which cookies we use; and
- how you can manage cookies used on our Website
What are cookies?
Cookies do lots of different jobs on our website. We want you to understand the different types of cookies that we use on our website.
Generally, the cookies used on our website perform up to four different functions:
- Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies which are strictly necessary for us to provide a service requested by you, or to comply with legal requirements.
We use a number of these ‘strictly necessary’ cookies. For example, these types of cookies provide the necessary security that your visit to our website requires, help ensure the content of the pages you request load quickly and remember which Sissysite products you wish to buy when you put them in your ‘Cart’. Without these cookies, some of the services that you have asked for cannot be provided.
We want you to understand these types of cookies, and why we use them, but we will not be asking for your consent to use them on our website as these cookies are essential to the functionality of the website.
- Performance cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information about the web pages you visit.
We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. For example, which pages our visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages on those pages.
- Functionality cookies
These cookies remember your choices to improve your experience of our website.
We use these cookies to allow our website to remember the choices you make. For example, remembering your username, your language, the region you are in, and changes you make to various other parts of our website which you can customise. The aim of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience so that you don’t have to reset your preferences each time you visit us.
- Targeting, advertising and third party cookies and similar technologies
We allow third party cookies, web beacons and similar technologies, placed by our re-targeting and advertising partners, to track your browsing habits on our website so that we can later show you targeted ads on other websites (including on social media sites) which we hope are relevant to your interests. For example, if you viewed pages on our website relating to a particular product, you may later be shown one of our advertisements relating to these or similar products when you are viewing pages on another website (including on social media sites) or apps. These types of cookies, web beacons and similar technologies and the information they collect are also used to limit the number of times you see these advertisements, as well as to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and to provide other measurement services.
We also allow third party cookies, placed by our affiliate network partner(s), to record information about third party links or adverts that you may have clicked on directly before browsing on our Website and then making a purchase. These partners do not collect any personal data from which they would be able to identify you.
How can you manage cookies on our website?
Cookies do lots of jobs on our website. However, you may be able to disable them if you would like to and if the relevant third party allows you to. If you do this, you may find that certain parts of our website do not work at all, or do not work correctly.
If you use Microsoft Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
If you use Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
If you use Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21447?locale=en_US
If you use Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en
If you use different devices, make sure you configure the settings of the corresponding browser according to your preferences.