Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a very small text file that can be stored on your computer when you visit a web page. Cookies are used to help you navigate the website and to enhance your experience whilst on the website. Cookies enable a website to tailor information presented to you based on your browsing preferences.

Why does Technology Outlet use cookies?

Technology Outlet use cookies to collect data about the performance of our websites and to ensure an easy and consistent user experience for our visitors.

Technology Outlet may use cookies to personalise web pages during your visit to our websites. We will also use them to remember you for easy navigation and access during your visit. For example, when you use the stock checker, we will remember your postcode for the duration of your visit only to save you having to re-enter your postcode each time you want to check stock in your local store.

We may also use cookies to track your visit to our websites and to help us create a profile of your preferences and interests. We will collect data to identify you whilst you are browsing so that we can measure our websites, make improvements in the future and respect your marketing preferences.

Can cookies harm my computer?

No. Cookies do not harm your computer and cannot carry viruses. Cookies are intended to enhance your experience of a website, rather than obstruct it.

More information about cookies

To learn more about cookies, how to manage them and how they affect your online activities, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Managing cookies

Technology Outlet use cookies on our all of our websites to improve your shopping experience. These cookies can make it quicker and easier to browse and navigate our websites in just some of the following ways:

  • They remember items that you have added to your basket so you can buy them later on in your visit
  • They allow you to compare products whilst shopping
  • They can remember your previous selections when you are browsing the website
  • When you use the stock checker, the website will remember your postcode for the duration of your visit only to save you re-entering your postcode each time you want to check stock in your local store
  • In general, allowing cookies lets you make the most of all the functionalities on our websites, which have been added to give you the best possible shopping experience.

If you would still prefer Technology Outlet not to use cookies in your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to let you know when a website tries to put one in your browser software.

The cookies in use to deliver Google Analytics service are described in the table below.

Cookie

Title

Description

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Google Analytics

These cookies are used to store information, such as what time your current visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to the web page.

These cookies contain no personally identifiable information but they will use your computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the Internet.

Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

 Opt-out

In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. A link to further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided below for your convenience.

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None

For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website. A link to the privacy advice for this product is provided below for your convenience.

http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Disabling Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

  • Internet Explorer

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies

  • Google Chrome

https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

  • Mozilla Firefox

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies

  • Apple Safari

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467

Resources & Further Information

  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – The Guide
  • Twitter Privacy Policy
  • Facebook Privacy Policy
  • Google Privacy Policy
  • Mailchimp Privacy Policy

May 2018 Edited & customised by: SILVERSTREAM LTD. Company Registration Number 03527084 (England and Wales). Registered office address: Unit 2, Enterprise Business Park, Linden Way, Coalville LE67 3RL

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