1. What is a cookie?

    A cookie is a small data file that is sent to your computer or other device from a website and is stored in your computer's hard drive when you visit that website.

    There are different types of cookies which are used to do different things. These include letting you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering preferences you have given and helping us to identify ways to improve your overall site experience. Others are used to provide you with advertising which is more tailored to your interests, or to measure the number of site visits and the most popular pages users visit.

    Broadly, there are two different types of browser cookie, (i) session cookies, which are stored in the computer's memory during a user's browsing session and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed or the session is deemed to have ended; and (ii) persistent cookies, which are stored on the user's computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies can be used to retain user preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.


  2. Why do we use cookies

    Cookies enable us to customise our website and what we offer you so we can deliver a better online service.

    We use cookies to remember your choices:

    - Whether you are logged in to your account - name and demographic

    - Browser settings and plug ins

    - Storing information about usage of our website


  3. How do cookies help you?

    By using cookies to remember your settings, Stephen Webster is able to offer a personalised and optimised experience to you when using our website.

    The cookies we make use of on the Stephen Webster website are: 

    Cart - The association with your shopping cart (logged in customers only) - applies to logged in customers only 

    _utma - Unique and anonymous identifying ID to ensure that subsequent visits to our website are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor - lifetime of two years 

    _utmz - Tracks how you found the website and is used to calculate traffic and navigation within the website - lifetime of six months


  4. Sharing of data from cookies

    We will not sell or share your personal information to third parties.


  5. How can you control the use of cookies?

    Most web browsers automatically accept cookies and your use of this website constitutes your consent to this website setting cookies on your computer of other device.

    It is possible to disable cookies on most web browsers. We recommend that if you do not want this website to set cookies on your computer or other device you should either not use the site and delete any Stephen Webster cookies that may have already been placed, or change the settings in your website browser to disable cookies. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of this website's essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on.
     
  6. Learn more about cookies

    To find out more about cookies in general either search in Google or visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org (which is run by the IBA Europe).

    A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at www.youronlinechoices.eu. The guide contains an explanation of the Internet Advertising Bureau's self-regulatory scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.