What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or device. Cookies may be placed on your device when you visit a website or open a marketing email.
The Co-operative and cookies
We also set third parties cookies to allow you to easily link to third parties you may be subscribed to, such as Twitter and Youtube. We do not control these cookies and how your information may be used, so please visit the third parties’ websites for more information on these cookies. We have provided a list of all third party cookies and links to further information below.
Our partners may also set cookies when they direct you to our site to buy a product. These cookies allow us to pay our partners a referral fee based on the nature of any purchase you make.
Below is a list of the main cookies used by each of The Co-operative business websites and what each cookie is used for (we have used the International Chamber of Commerce categorisations in addition to our own which should make it easier to understand):
How to manage cookies set by The Co-operative
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored.
Please note, if you do turn cookies off this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your visitor experience.
Your web browser has settings that let you manage which cookies can be dropped onto your computer. To learn more about the settings, click on the link for your browser:
Apple Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647
Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx
Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies.
For further information on cookies and how to switch them off see www.allaboutcookies.org
Below is a list of third-party cookies used by our websites and what each cookie is used for. We have provided links on how to opt out of any service or where you can find further information on their individual privacy policies.