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So, what are cookies anyway?

We'd love to be able to tell you they are little, round, chocolately, baked biscuits of deliciousness. Sadly, the reality is a little less exciting. Cookies are basically text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies (the small amounts of information, not the baked biscuits of deliciousness) are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie (third party cookie). We then use these cookies to help make sure the visitors to our site are able to navigate the website efficiently and also to perform certain other functions. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website. If you'd like to learn more about cookies and how to manage them you can visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Why am I suddenly being warned about cookies?

Although cookies have been used for years, the EU announced a change in the law, on the 26th May 2012, which declared that all websites must inform their visitors that cookies are being collected and for what purpose they are being used.

What information is collected and stored by ThompsonsTea.com?

Cookies are used to store information on how you navigate the webpage, for example, which link has been clicked. This information is then sent to our Google Analytics and we use insights from this to improve navigation of the webpage, in the hope that we can make it more user friendly for you. These cookies expire after 24hours, and no Third-Party Cookies are stored or created.

So if I didn't want cookies stored on my computer, how would I stop it?

How you manage cookies will depend on your web browser. It's probably worth mentioning however, that if cookies are not enabled on your computer your browsing experience may be limited. Each browser is different, so to learn how to change your cookie preferences, find the web browser that you would normally use below:

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This is a list of the most popular web browsers on the market. If your web browser is not on the list, you are able to search for an official tutorial online or seek an IT professional.

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The information which you supply us is treated with the highest level of confidentiality and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will only keep the minimum amount of personal information on our system that we need in order to perform our duty. You will need to be aware that if we are requested by the police or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities to provide your Personal Information then we are entitled to do so.

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