What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of information, like a tag, that’s stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit our website. It can help identify the device you use whenever you visit us, so we can remember who you are.
Cookies are used by websites, including ours, to provide you with a better experience when you visit and for other reasons, including remembering your preferences.
Cookies also help us understand how visitors use our site, for example, what pages they view and for how long. This helps us create a better website experience for everyone.
What cookies are there?
There are two types of cookies.
Session cookies are temporary. They start working once you begin using our site and are deleted once your browser is closed.
Persistent cookies will remain on your device until the time set for the cookie to expire passes or the cookie is purposely deleted. These types of cookies are activated each time you return to our site.
Cookies fall into four categories.
Strictly necessary cookies are required for you to use our website, for example, for security, to navigate and to use the features we have made available, such as to contact us, place orders and make payments. These cookies do not collect information about you and cannot be used to identify you or be used for marketing purposes.
Performance cookies help us understand how you use our website. They do not contain or collect any personal information and are only used to help us improve the visitor experience on our website.
Functionality cookies let you customise how a website operates for you. Functionality cookies can remember and auto insert usernames, set a website’s language preference, and store your used preferences on your account page.
Targeting / advertising cookies allow websites to deliver relevant advertisements to you. Targeting / advertising cookies are ‘first party’, placed on a website by its owner or ‘third party’, when a website owner has given permission to an alternative organisation for the cookie to be placed on its site (often an advertising network).
- provide you with the best experience possible when on our website;
- learn about how our site is visited and used so we can continue to improve it.
How you can manage your cookies
If you would also like to manage cookies using your browser settings, these links will provide you with information.
- How to manage cookies in Chrome
- How to manage cookies in Safari
- How to manage cookies in Firefox
- How to manage cookies in Explorer
Please also remember that if you choose to turn off Targeting / advertising cookies, you will still see advertising on the internet. However, these adverts will not be tailored to your likely interests or preferences on the web browser you are currently using.
Links to other websites
We may provide links to external resources that we believe to be useful to you. These links will lead you to websites managed by third parties that operate using different policies. Should you click on one of these links you will be leaving the Blue Array site for a site over which we have no control.
Last updated: February 2021