Cookies

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 are designed to remember things that an internet user has done whilst on a website in the past, which can include putting products in a basket, logging in, or clicking on links.

Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses.

The cookies we use on our website are used in many ways, including:

  • To keep a record of the products you've put in your shopping bag for 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

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 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 that 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.

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:
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
http://twitter.com/privacy

How we use cookies

The Petit Friendsl site uses cookies mostly to remember what you have added to your shopping bag. In order to make full use of the Petit Friends site, including shopping online, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies. The cookies we use do not store sensitive information such as your personal or payment details.

 

Google Analytics

A behavioural tracking service that helps us find out what can be improved on the website and how important it is.
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The website analytics service provided by Google also uses cookies to help the website analyse how the site is used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Petit Friends website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Managing Cookies

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas of the Petit Friend site or process an order online. You will be able to delete existing cookies or block future cookies through your browser – please note different browsers have different procedures for this. More information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org.

What happens if I opt out of all cookies?

If you opted out of all cookies set by petitfriends.com, then you will not be able to place an order on our website. You will, however, still be able to browse our website.