What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your device by a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) that hold information about your previous visits to our site and may contain personal data relating to you. We use this information to offer you a more personal browsing experience and to enhance your use of our site.
Cookies can be "first party" which are cookies set by us, or "third-party" which are cookies that are placed on your device by a third party when you visit our site.
Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by a third party providing a service to us. These cookies are placed by trusted third parties (such as advertising networks) who we have a relationship with. They remember that you have visited a website and what pages you have viewed. Information within the cookie is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. These third parties may combine data which we share with data from other sources such as other websites or mobile applications. This combined data may then be used to ensure that we can better target you with products and services that are relevant to you.
For more information on privacy, personal data and cookies, visit www.dataprotection.ie and http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm. For more information on how we process your personal data, please read our Privacy Notice.
Why are we telling you this?
Types of cookies
Strictly necessary cookies - These cookies are necessary for us to manage how our site behaves, enable you to navigate our site and gain full access to its features and secure areas and to provide you with a secure, reliable and safe site. Without these cookies essential services you have asked for like ‘Your Basket' cannot be provided. For this reason, we do not need to obtain your consent to use these cookies, without which, our site would not function properly.
Performance cookies - These cookies remember information about how you and other customers use our site. This gives us vital information such as which pages are visited most often and if customers are receiving error messages from certain pages. The role of these cookies is to allow us to analyse and improve the performance of our site and determine the content and services visitors to our site value most. Performance cookies (also known as web analytic cookies) don't collect any information that identifies the customer and all information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous. To use these cookies which ensure you receive a consistent look, feel and shopping experience, we need to obtain your consent.
Functional cookies - These cookies remember choices you made on previous visits to our site such as your username, language or region so we can provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They can also be used to remember changes you've made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages you can customise. Functional cookies can also be used to provide services you have previously asked for such as watching videos or remembering your email address on our login page. The information collected by these cookies may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other sites. We do require your consent to place these cookies and store your personal preferences.
Targeting (advertising) cookies - These cookies do require your consent and are used to help us deliver adverts more relevant to your personal interests. Alongside this they limit the amount of times you see an advert and measure the effectiveness of adverts. This means you won't keep seeing irrelevant adverts or the same adverts over and over.
Social media cookies - These cookies also require your consent and are set by a range of social media services (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat) that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. More information on how we process your personal data and who this is shared with is contained in our Privacy Notice.
Below is a full list of cookies employed (by category)and how long they persist (retention periods). For more detailed information and a full list of cookies employed (by category), their purpose, description of individual cookies and how long they persist please visit our Privacy Preference Centre. or select “Cookie Settings” on the cookie banner.
More information about how we protect and process your personal data can be found in our Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us at Data Protection Unit, Shop Direct Ireland Limited, Cape House, Westend Office Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin D15 Y9DV.