COOKIE POLICY

 

INTRODUCTION

 

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At TCBS we use cookies to keep track of what you have in your basket, and then to remember you when you return to our site. To order to fully enjoy the TCBS website, you need to have cookies enabled - see the section on Managing cookies. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes but you will be limited to just that. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but see the Managing Cookies section (below) for help to turn them on should you need to.

It's important to note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. An example of this would be that they help us to identify and resolve errors or to determine which products may be relevant to show you when you're browsing.

We do have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit to be used for remarketing purposes - in other words to show you different products and services based on what you appear to be interested in. 

OUR COOKIES POLICY

To make full use of the online shopping and personalised features that you can experience at TCBS on your computer, tablet or mobile phone, you'll need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the link that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from TCBS, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences. We may update our list of cookies from time to time.

 

HERE'S A LIST OF THE MAIN COOKIES WE USE:

 

SESSION (OR TRANSIENT) COOKIES

Session cookies are stored in your computer's memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.

PERSISTENT (OR PERMANENT) COOKIES

Persistent cookies that are stored on the user's computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so they will be remembered for next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how the well the website works and where it can be improved.

FLASH COOKIES (OR LOCALLY SHARED OBJECTS)

You probably have Adobe Flash installed on your computer. Websites that contain Flash can also store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies.
Flash cookies can also back up the data that is stored in other cookies. When you delete cookies, your Flash cookies are not affected. So a website may still recognise you if it backed up the deleted cookie information on a Flash cookie.