What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which contain information that is transferred by the website to your computer’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies help web applications respond to you as an individual, allowing cookies will enable the site to remember your preferences in order to tailor your visits. Certain web applications will also require Cookies in order to retain their functionality and perform optimally.
Many browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can choose to disable Cookies through your browsers settings or choose to be informed when they are being set. However disabling Cookies will limit some of the features on our website.
What our Cookies are designed to do:
- Provide the intended level of functionality to certain web applications (I.e Google Maps)
- Send enquiries using our anti-spam enquiry form
- Save your preferences for this website for your next visit
- Keep track of your visit for the purpose of statistical analysis, helping us to improve our website.
What our Cookies do not do:
- Collect personal or sensitive information (without your permission)
- Pass data onto advertising networks or sites
- Pass personal or sensitive data onto third parties
Here’s an example:
Our website’s contact page features Google Maps embedded within an iframe. Google Maps creates Cookies that enable the functionality of the mapping software. No personal information or preferences is stored or shared on the Cookies deployed by Google maps.
Cookies and the law:
Our website employs the ‘implied consent’ basis. This means that our website assumes you have opted-in for our website to deploy cookies. This will continue unless you have chosen to deactivate cookies through your browser settings. The majority of preferred web browsers will automatically allow websites to deploy Cookies onto your device. For more information about the EU Cookie law, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website where you can find the guidelines and advice on EU Cookie law.
How to disable Cookies:
The Blackmores website is designed to function optimally with Cookies Enabled. If you wish to disable Cookies, this can be performed through your web browsers settings. To learn how to disable Cookies, please see this advice posted by Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en