What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of data that is placed on an internet user’s computer memory. The information the cookie contains is set by a website’s server and it can be used when the user visits the website.
Cookies were designed to remember things that an internet user has done on that website in the past, which can include putting products in their basket, logging in, or clicking on links.
Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses.
This information about how customers use the website is used in many ways:
- To keep a record of the products you’ve put in your cart for the next time you visit
- To remember your preferences
- To find out what the website doesn’t do well and make improvements to it in future
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- And many other things too
Types of cookies
- Session (or Transient) Cookies – Session cookies are stored in your computer’s memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.
- Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies – Persistent cookies that are stored on the user’s computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so they will be remembered for next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how the well the website works and where it can be improved.
- Flash Cookies (or Locally Shared Objects) – You probably have Adobe Flash installed on your computer. Websites that contain Flash can also store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies. Flash cookies can also back up the data that is stored in other cookies. When you delete cookies, your Flash cookies are not affected. So a website may still recognise you if it backed up the deleted cookie information on a Flash cookie.
- Sharing with social networks –If you use the buttons that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks like twitter and facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:
Which cookies does caledonianclub.com use?
- Cookies used by caledonianclub.com (1st Party Cookies).
- Google Analytics – A behavioural tracking service that helps us find out what can be improved on the website and how important it is.
What happens if I opt out of all cookies?
If you opted out of all cookies set by caledonianclub.com and associated websites, then you will not be able to place an order on our website. You will, however, still be able to browse our website.
How do I opt out of cookies?
You can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use. You can also ask to be alerted every time a cookie is offered. There are instructions on how to manage your cookies using the most popular internet browsers