We always want to give you the best experience using our website; therefore a small text file will be stored on your computer, which is called “Cookies”. The purpose of doing such is to enable you to use the features like; saving the items you selected and keeping them in your basket until you checkout or for a day (whichever comes first) also to identify you as being signed in to toesocks.co.uk and keeping you logged in throughout your visit so that you don't need to sign in every time you visit.
These cookies are completely safe and secure and will never contain any sensitive information. They will only be used by TOETOE Ltd.
WHAT ARE ‘COOKIES'?
Cookies are small text files which are stored in your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences.
Cookies are very useful and do lots of different jobs which help to make your experience on websites as smooth as possible. For example, they let you move between web pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.
They are referred to as session or persistent cookies, depending on how long they are used:
- Session cookies only last till the end of you online session and gets removed from your computer or device when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookies. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookies was generated.
WHICH COOKIES DOES TOETOE Shop USE AND WHY?
When you use our website, the following 2 type of cookies may be set on your device:
1. ‘Strictly necessary' cookies
These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website and save the items you selected in your basket. Without these cookies, features you have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies do not store any sensitive information such as your personal details or credit card details.
Some examples of these essential cookies include:
- Remembering previous actions (such as text you've entered in a registration form) when navigating back to a page in the same session.
- Saving the items you selected and keeping them in your basket until you checkout or if you don’t checkout they will be stored for a day.
- Identifying you as being signed in to toesocks.co.uk and keeping you logged in throughout your visit so that you don't need to sign in each and every time you visit.
2. Analytics cookies
In order to give you the best experience with using our website, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use our website. For example, we can see which product is most popular, identify which products have been viewed online, identify when errors occur and test different versions of a page or feature to see which one works best.
These web analytics services may be designed and operated by other companies on our behalf. They do this using small invisible images known as "web beacons" or "tracking pixels" that may be included in our website. These are used to count the number of times something has been seen. These web beacons are anonymous and do not contain or collect any information that identifies you.
Cookies allow web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and, for example, identify whether you have visited our website before, what you have previously viewed or clicked on and how you found us. The information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes. It allows us to track information, such as how many individual users we have and how often they visit our websites. It also helps us to analyse patterns of user activity and to develop a better user experience.
HOW TO CONTROL YOUR COOKIES
However, 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 not just affect TOETOE Shop cookies. These changes will apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).
1. Managing cookies in your browser
Most modern browsers will allow you to:
- 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.
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. If you would like to opt-out from cookies, this requires another cookie which is “opt-out” cookie to be stored in your computer to prevent other cookies from being stored.
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 website for those reasons.
The links below take you to the ‘Help' sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.
2. Managing analytics cookies
It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. TOETOE Ltd uses Google’s analytics and you can opt out from their cookies by clicking on the link below. Please note that this will take you to the relevant third party's website and generate a ‘no thanks' cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by those third parties.
Don't forget that by not allowing analytics cookies, this stops us from being able to learn what people like or don't like about our website, so that we can make the relevant improvements.