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Cookie Policy

How and why do we use cookies ?

We use cookies on our site to help us provide you with a better website. Among other things, cookies allow you to log in to your account, store items in your shopping basket, and add items to your wish list. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them and what benefits they bring.

As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors' consent to use certain types of cookies and we're working to implement the appropriate changes to our websites as soon as possible.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device through your web browser whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to determine your preferences, track visitors to a site and store temporary information between visits such as items placed in a shopping cart.

More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org.

 

How cookies make our website easier to use

Cookies allow us to provide you with a better experience by being able to save your shopping cart between visits, eliminate the need to keep asking you for the same information when filling in forms, and tailor the content according to your specific tastes and requirements.

Finally, we use 'analytics' cookies to help us identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse what visitors like and dislike and how we can improve things for you.

When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as The Home & Garden Centre is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.

 

How you can manage your cookies

The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.

However, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our website works. For example, if your browser is set to disable 'session' cookies, although you will still be able to view our website, you won't be able to store wishlists or shopping baskets between visits.

More information about how to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org

 

More about your privacy

To find out more about how The Home & Garden Centre protects your privacy when using our website, please see our Privacy Policy.

 

List of our Cookies

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE NAME COOKIE DESCRIPTION
CART The association with your shopping cart
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category information on the page, that allows us to display the page more quickly
COMPARE The items that you have in your Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with our store
CUSTOMER_AUTH Indicates whether you are currently logged in to the store
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the customer segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE Indicates whether caching is disabled or not
FRONTEND Your session ID on the server
GUEST-VIEW Enables Guests to edit their orders
LAST_CATEGORY The last Category you visited
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received
 NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache 
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART  A link to information about your cart and viewing history (No personal data is stored
POLL  The ID of any polls you have recently voted in on our site 
POLLN  Further information on what polls you have voted on 
RECENTLYCOMPARED  The items that you have recently compared 
STF  Information on products you have emailed to friends (No personal information of yours or the recipient is held
STORE  The store view or language you have selected 
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE     Indicates whether you have authorised saving of cookies 
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS  The products that you have recently viewed 
WISHLIST  An encrypted list of products added to your wishlist 
WISHLIST_CNT  The number of items in your wishlist