What are Cookies and Why We use Them
We use ‘cookies’ to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For instance a cookie is tells the web server that you have returned to a specific page, such as when you return to our website to purchase additional products and the website 'remembers' your account details.
For example, we gather information about your computer hardware and software including your IP address, browser type, domain names, internet service provider (ISP), the files viewed on our site, operating system, pages you visited on the site, access times and which website referred you to us. This information is used by Bev Direct to provide general statistics regarding use of the Bev Direct website. This data is not linked to your name, email address, address or phone number. We collect this data to help us improve our website.
We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. Some cookies are strictly necessary for the website to work in the way intended and others are designed to improve its performance. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
We will use the session cookies to:
- keep track of you whilst you navigate the website;
- keep track of items in your shopping basket;
- prevent fraud and increase website security.
We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.
Google Analytics Cookies
Google sets cookies on your computer when you access this website. These cookies monitor how you move around this website, and how you reached it. You can opt out of these, if you want, by following the link below:
Email List Cookies
We use a third party provider called Mailchimp to manage our email subscription list.
See the Mailchimp website for further details.
Your Right to Accept or Decline Cookies
You have the right and ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our website.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser. Remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one: