1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. These cookies allow us to recognise your device and to distinguish you from other users on our website. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Types of Cookies
- Session Cookies: these are used by online shops and allow you to keep items in your basket when shopping online. These cookies expire when the browser is closed.
- Permanent cookies: these remain in operation, even when you have closed the browser. They remember your login details and password so you do not have to type them in every time you use the site. The law concerning permanent cookies enforces that they need to be deleted after a period of six months.
- Third-party cookies: these are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry our various research into behaviour, demographics etc. Outra only allow third party cookies to be placed on our website in order to record and report on users behavioural information for Outra’s sole use.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
3. How to manage your cookies
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
You can find out more information about how to manage and remove cookies by visiting www.youronlinechoices.com/uk