The cookies stored on your computer or other device when you access our website are needed to enable you to make a purchase through the site. They are designed by:
- Shimu or by agencies on behalf of Shimu, such as our web design agency;
- third parties who participate with us in marketing programmes;
- third parties who broadcast web banner advertisements on behalf of Shimu.
The main purposes for which cookies are used are: -
- For technical purposes essential to effective operation of our website, particularly in relation to on-line transactions and site navigation.
- For Shimu to market to you, particularly using web banner advertisements on social media and other websites.
- To enable Shimu to collect information about your browsing and shopping patterns, including to monitor the success of marketing campaigns.
The types of cookies we use can be categorised as follows:
- Essential cookies. These cookies are required in order for our website to operate effectively. For example, they allow you to create an account and login to parts of our website, or to use a shopping cart and purchase online. These cookies are an integral part of our website so if you wish to use our site you cannot opt out of using these.
- Analytical / performance cookies. These allow us to monitor the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around our website when browsing. This helps us to ensure that our website is working effectively, for example in enabling visitors to find what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website after a previous visit. They allow us to personalise content for you and remember your preferences (such as language or currency).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record how you interact on our website, including the pages you visit and links you follow. We can use this information to make our website and any advertising shown on it more relevant to you. We may also share this information with social media sites and other third parties in order to display relevant advertising about our products and services to you on their websites.
Can I disable cookies?
You can disable cookies by changing your browser settings. Depending on which cookies you switch off, you may find that our website will not operate properly. If you only disable third party cookies, you should still be able to make purchases on our site. If you disable all cookies, you will be unable to complete a purchase on our site.
If you do want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.
Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: -
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
- Click on the “privacy” tab
- Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Google Chrome:
- Choose Settings> Advanced
- Under "Privacy and security," click “Content settings”.
- Click “Cookies”
- Choose Preferences > Privacy
- Click on “Remove all Website Data”
For Mozilla Firefox:
- Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
- Click on the icon “privacy”
- Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
- Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”