Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. 

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.  Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; keep track of items in your shopping basket; prevent fraud and increase website security. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit, and to keep track of your preferences in relation to the use of our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

We may use remarketing cookies to remarket your information. Remarketing is a way for us to connect with you, based upon your past interactions with the AbodeDirect.co.uk website. Third-party marketing vendors such as Google, may be hired by Abode Direct to perform remarketing services. As a result, third-party vendors, including Google, may show Abode Direct adverts on sites on the internet. Third-party vendors, including Google, use remarketing cookies to serve adverts based on a user’s prior visits to a website, such as www.AbodeDirect.co.uk, . To find out more about how Google uses any data it collects please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/.

Any information collected is used only for remarketing purposes and will not be used by them for any other purpose.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, and may make our website and shopping cart unusable.