Information about what cookies we use throughout our website
What are cookies?
‘Cookies’ are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal device when you visit a website. This information is then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and can be used to improve your experience when using our website by remembering your preferences so you don’t have to keep re-entering your choices when you visit us again. They also help us to gain an insight into how our visitors are using our website None of the cookies used on our website can be used to identify you personally. They are just used to help make the site better for you the visitor.
There are two types of cookies that can be used:
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your user experience.
They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
You can find more information about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org/ and www.ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/
Cookies used on provenprobiotics.co.uk
The following categories of cookies are used on the ProVen Probiotics website.
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential for the operation of the website. For example, they enable access to secure areas like the user’s registered account. These cookies don’t gather any information for marketing and don’t remember where you have been on our site or the internet. Without these cookies services you have asked for, such as shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
These cookies are mainly through Google Analytics and they allow us to measure the number of visitors and recognise how they move around our site. This helps us improve the user experience by ensuring that users can browse through the website easily and find what they are looking for. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.
These are cookies that record your visit to our website including the links you have followed and the products you are interested in. These are used to deliver content that best suits you and your interests. They can also be used to show products or offers that you would be most interested in.
You are able to use the settings within your browser to control the cookies that can be placed onto your computer.
The ‘Help’ menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies are essential to allow you to take advantage of some of the Website’s features, so we recommend that you leave them turned on. If you leave cookies turned on, remember to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.
You can find more information about this topic at https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/