What are cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your computer or other devices when you visit a website. The website or application may retrieve these cookies from your web browser each time you visit, so they can recognise you, remember your preferences and provide you with a more secure online experience.
Generally, cookies are very useful and are a common method used by almost every website you visit because they help to make your online experience as smooth as possible. Cookies generally do not hold any information to identify an individual person, but are instead used to identify a browser on an individual machine.
Cookies can be referred to as session cookies or persistent cookies, depending on how long they are used:
- Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies may be checked each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated or, in the case of third-party cookies, from another site that also uses the same service.
We have categorised the different types of cookies used on www.stylianou.co.uk;
Essential cookies – These cookies help the site recognise the user and keep you logged in which saves you constantly logging back in. They also keep your shopping cart live for when you are ready to checkout.
Analytics – This helps us improve your browsing experience. From your visit to www.stylianou.co.uk we discover which pages and links are popular and this helps us customise the pages to suit registered visitors.
Most web browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third-party cookies) or warn you before a cookie is stored.
Please note, if you choose to block all cookies, our site will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the services we provide. If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and services we offer, you will need to enable your cookies. You can do this in your web browser.
Rather than blocking all cookies, you can choose to only block third-party cookies which will still allow our website to function as intended.
Find out more about cookies and how to manage them: www.aboutcookies.org