Cookies are used in various forms by most websites and are usually harmless.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files are stored on your hard-drive that can be used by websites to make your experience more efficient and in order to provide you with more functionality. For example a cookie can help a website to remember that you are logged in when processing an eCommerce transaction or may be used to remember your language preferences.
Cookies may be session or persistent. Session cookies are deleted after you have left our website and Persistent cookies remain to help you with your experience next time you return.
By using our website (www.skinsense.co.uk), you agree that we can place cookies on your device.
What are cookies used for?
We have broken up the types of cookies that most websites use into the following categories:
Necessary. Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Preferences. Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Statistics. Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. Statistical cookies may benefit the ongoing improvements of the website and increased efficiency/relevance of any related marketing campaigns. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Marketing. Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
1. Strictly necessary cookies: These do not require consent and are vital to make the website work properly. This category of cookie may include those which allow online shopping baskets to function. 2. Performance cookies: These cookies generally help the website operator fix bugs or glitches on the website. They may also provide analytics on which web pages are popular, allowing the website operator to improve the quality of the user’s experience. 3. Functionality cookies: These may include settings like “remember me” buttons, language settings, text size and anything that remembers the particular settings chosen by the user. These cookies can be persistent or session cookies, which generally have a longer lifespan than other cookies.
Can I block cookies?
Your browser will usually allow you to alter and control the type of cookies that you will allow websites to store. If you are concerned about out cookies being stored on your computer by this website or other, we strongly recommend that you check your browser for further information. If you choose to block cookies some sections of this website might not be available to you.
Most web browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. The AboutCookies.org website contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. This website is not associated with Shop Skincare and we are not responsible for their content.
Please be aware that restricting cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one. For example, you may have difficulties logging in to your account or buying products.
Disabling advertising cookies
If you are concerned about behaviourally targeted advertising cookies (which serve you advertisements based on your use of shopskincare.co.uk and other websites), users based in the European Union can visit the following websites to find out more and ‘Opt-out’ of advertising cookies: