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Types of cookies
The parsons Nose uses a number of different types of Cookies:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They are session-based cookies that are required for the operation of the website. For example, cookies that enable you to log in to your account or checkout, cookies that recognise when an item has been added to the basket, cookies that store recently viewed items, etc.
- Preference Cookies: These persistent cookies are used to remember you across multiple sessions on our website. For example, they allow you to remain logged in after leaving our website or remember what products you have you added to your online shopping basket so they remain there for when you next visit the website.
- Performance and Analytical Cookies: These third-party cookies enable us to monitor and analyse how visitors use our website. For example, they collect anonymous information on how visitors move around the website and what pages they view. We use Google Analytics as our analytical platform. We don’t send, nor does Google Analytics collect, any personal information that can be used to directly identify you as an individual.
- Marketing and Advertising Cookies: These third-party cookies record your visit to the website and your browsing behaviour, such as the products you’ve looked at or social share buttons you’ve clicked on. These cookies can be used to deliver advertising and messaging relevant to your interests. These cookies may be placed by us or by carefully chosen advertising networks with our permission. These cookies are targeted towards you as an individual (based on your behaviour on the website), but do not contain any personal details or information that can be used to directly identify you.
Further information on cookies
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Refusing or Deleting Cookies
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