Cookie agreement

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data file that is sent to your computer or other device from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive when you visit that website.

There are different types of cookies that are used to do different things. These include allowing you to navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering the preferences you have given, and helping us identify ways to improve your overall experience on the site. Others are used to provide you with advertising more tailored to your interests, or to measure the number of visits to the site and the most popular pages that users visit.

In general terms, there are two different types of browser cookies, (i) session cookies, which are stored in the computer’s memory during the browsing session of a user, and is automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed or it is considered that the session has ended; and (ii) persistent cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies can be used to retain user preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.

Why do we use cookies?
Cookies allow us to personalize your experience on the website and the best way to offer a better service online.

In addition to cookies that are strictly necessary to operate our website, we use the following types of cookies to improve our website and services:

Functional Cookies: These improve your experience on our website, including remembering your cart and currency, while enabling an omnichannel experience within our retail locations using tools such as Hubspot and Dotdigital.
Performance cookies: they help analyze anonymous data about how users navigate and interact with the website provided by Google Analytics and HotJar.
Targeting or advertising cookies: they are set by us and by third parties and inform third parties about your browsing habits, so that advertising that is more relevant to you can be provided through Google Ads.
Social media cookies: These are set by Facebook to allow you to share what you have been doing on the website with social media.

Sharing of cookie data
We will not sell or share your personal information with third parties.

How can you control the use of cookies?

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies and your use of this website constitutes your consent for this website to set cookies on your computer or other device.

It is possible to disable cookies in most web browsers. We recommend that if you do not want this website to set cookies on your computer or other device, do not use the site and delete any Stephen Webster cookies that have already been placed, or change the settings on your website browser to disable cookies. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the essential features of this website, we recommend that you leave them enabled.

More information about cookies
For more information about cookies in general, search on Google or visit allaboutcookies.org or aboutcookies.org.uk.

The Internet advertising industry has developed a guide on behavioural advertising and online privacy, which can be found at . The guide contains an explanation of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s self-regulation scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.