- What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of
information which are downloaded to your device when
you visit a website. Cookies are 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. You can find more information about cookies at:
www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu for a
video about cookies visit www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you
navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your
preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online
are more relevant to you and your interests.
- Category 1: strictly necessary 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.
- Category 2: performance cookies
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.
- Category 3: functionality
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.
Other third party cookies
When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example,
Google Analytics, YouTube or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your
web browser. These anonymous cookies may be set by that third party to track the
success of their application or to customise their application to you. Printwell UK Ltd
does not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way
that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally
set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about
How to control your cookies
- There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies which are discussed in a bit more detail below.
Please remember that any settings you change will apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).
- Managing cookies in your browser
- Most modern browsers will allow you to:
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies.
Ironically, this includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set.
Also, if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these
websites will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Digital Products and Services for these reasons.
- See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis.
- Block third party cookies.
- Block cookies from particular sites.
- Block all cookies from being set.
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser.