COOKIES POLICY

Introduction


Why Do We Use Cookies?


Managing Your Cookies Preferences

 

Introduction

1.    This policy was last updated on Friday, 16th of October 2020.


2.    Cookies are small pieces of information which are issued to your computer when you visit a website and which store and sometimes track information about your use of the site. We use cookies to elevate your user experience and the quality of our site and service. When you enter our site our web server sends a cookie to your computer which allows us to recognise your computer. By associating the identification numbers in the cookies with other customer information when for example you log-in to the site, then we know that the cookie information relates to you.
2.1.    Local storage is technology which allows a website or an app to store and retrieve data on your mobile phone or other device. We use local storage to enable certain features, including to store certain parts of our site on your device so that those pages load more quickly when you next visit them. You can control the use of local storage using your browser settings.
2.2.    By proceeding beyond this page you consent to our cookie and local storage settings and agree that you understand this Cookies Policy which explains how you can manage your cookie and local storage choices and preferences. Please be aware that restricting cookies and/or local storage will impact on your user experience and may prevent you from using part of our website.


Why Do We Use Cookies?

1.    Allow you to use essential features of our website such as storing your product selections to your shopping bag whilst you continue to shop and/or navigate to different pages of the website and accessing secure areas of the website. If you choose not to accept these cookies, you will be unable to use our website for shopping, only for browsing.


2.    Collect information about how you use our website, so that we can improve the quality of our website and service. This information is used by us to:
2.1.    Provide statistics on how our website is used;
2.2.    See how effective our adverts are by identifying where you click and which website you arrived from;
2.3.    Provide feedback to our selected third party partners that one of our visitors also visited their website (including details of any products you bought); and
2.4.    Help us improve the website by measuring any errors which occur during your browsing experience.

 

3.    Provide you with improved site functionality by allowing access to additional services such as our ‘click to chat’ service or to remember you if you have visited us before and which preferences you have applied so that we can enhance your future visits to our website. We can also restore what is in your shopping bag if you wish to return on a subsequent browsing session. These cookies may share information with partners to provide services on our website. The information shared is only to be used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose.
 

4.    Offer you a customised browsing experience by providing you with interest based services both on this website and on some other websites too. Some of these customised browsing experiences may be linked to services provided by third parties which provide these services for recognising that you have visited our website. This information is used to inform you of ESSENTIAL ITEMS LIMITED products and services which may be of interest to you. These cookies may also link to social networks such as Facebook or provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts for ESSENTIAL ITEMS LIMITED products and services which may be of interest to you.

Managing Your Cookies Preferences

Some of the cookies used by our website are served by us, and some are served by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf.

We have made it very easy for you to understand what cookies we store, and why and provided you with control over which cookies and/or local storage you choose to allow.

1.    Cookies Used on www.essentialitems.co.uk:


1.1.    Essential Cookies: These cookies allow you to use essential features of our website. If we did not use these cookies, you will be unable to use our website for shopping, only for browsing. Examples of our use of such cookies are:
1.1.1.    Keeping track of what you have in your shopping bag;
1.1.2.    Remembering you when you return to our website;
1.1.3.    Enabling you to navigate to different pages of the website during your browsing session;
1.1.4.    Accessing secure areas of the website, including payment;
1.1.5.    Providing you with improved website functionality by allowing access to additional services such as our 'click to chat' services;
1.1.6.    Enabling us to remember what is in your shopping bag if you wish to return on a subsequent browsing visit;
1.1.7.    Enabling us to remember what form information you have entered if you move forward or backwards when signing up or checking out;
1.1.8.    Remembering your preferred language the site is displayed in.

 

1.2.    Analytical Cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use our website, so that we can elevate your user experience and improve the quality of our website and service. All information collected is anonymous and we will not share this information with third parties. For example, these cookies allow us to:
1.2.1.    Provide statistics on how our website is used, such as browser usage and number of visitors;
1.2.2.    See how effective our adverts are by identifying where you click and which website you arrived from;
1.2.3.    Provide feedback to our selected third party partners that one of our visitors also visited their website (including details of any products you bought);
1.2.4.    Help us improve the website by measuring any errors which occur during your browsing experience.

 

1.3.    Marketing Cookies: These cookies allow us to offer you a customised browsing experience by providing you with interest based services both on this website and on some other websites too. For example, these cookies allow ESSENTIAL ITEMS and its third parties to:
1.3.1.    Inform you of ESSENTIAL ITEMS products and services which may be of interest to you;
1.3.2.    Link to social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest;
1.3.3.    Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit to our site so that they can present you with adverts for ESSENTIAL ITEMS products and services which may be of interest to you.

1.4. Functional Cookies: These cookies collect data to remember choices users make to improve and give a more personalised experience. 

In addition, you can manage all cookies by changing your web browser settings.


Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies and/or local storage used on our website you may not be able to take full advantage of our website if you do so.

Our Privacy Policy can provide you with further details about how we use any personal information you give us, although not all information captured by using cookies will identify you.

We are continually striving to develop improved ways of managing your cookies preferences. As new technologies and solutions emerge, this cookies policy may be updated to reflect any such advances in technology and preference management tools.
 

 
 
 

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