Last updated: 10 February 2018
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are text files that contain small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies are recognised by the website that downloads them or other websites using the same cookies. This system lets a website know if a browsing device has visited it before.
WHAT ARE COOKIES USED FOR?
Cookies have many different functions. For example, it helps us understand how our website is being used, it lets you navigate between pages efficiently, remembers your preferences, and improve your browsing experience. Cookies also identify your preferences so the marketing you see online is relevant to you and your interests.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to make our website work because they enable you to navigate the site and use its features. Without these cookies you cannot use services necessary for you to be able to effectively use or access secure areas of the site.
These cookies collect information about how people are using our website like pages most visited, how people navigate from one link to another and if they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not gather any information that can be used to identify you. All information collected by these cookies is grouped together with information from other people’s use of our site and is completely anonymous. In general, these cookies provide analytical information about how our site is performing and how we can improve it.
These cookies remember the choices you make on our site, and provide you with improved browsing and site functionality. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your username, language choice and country selection. Furthermore, they can be used to remember changes you make to text size, fonts and other customizable features of the pages.
These cookies deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and your interests. They also limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help measure a campaign’s effectiveness. These cookies remember your site visit and may share this information with other organisations such as advertising partners. This means that after you visit our site you may see advertisements about our brand, products and services elsewhere on the Internet.
Social Media Cookies
To enhance your internet experience and make content sharing easier, some pages on our website may contain tools or applications that link to third party social media service providers like Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. By enjoying London Essentials’ content on these platforms, the individual social media service provider may set its own cookies on your device. We do not control these cookies and therefore recommend that visit the individual social media service provider’s website for further information about their cookies policy.
HOW LONG WILL COOKIES STAY ON MY BROWSING DEVICE?
The length of time a cookie stays on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or a “session” cookie. Session cookies are only stored temporarily on your device and deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device for a fixed period (typically 1year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed.
FIRST AND THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES FROM THIS WEBSITE
Generally, you can use the browser that you are viewing our website in to enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, please follow instructions provided by your browser (this is usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” settings). Please be aware that if you disable cookies in your browser, you may not be able to access secure areas of our website and may not be able to take full advantage of our site if you do so.
Some third parties may use Advertising Cookies to gather information about your browsing activity for delivering advertising relevant to you and our interests. The advertising industries in the European Union have developed schemes to help you opt-out of cookies used for these purposes. You can learn more about the EU scheme at www.youronlinechoices.eu