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What are cookies?

Cookies have been around for many years. A “cookie” is a very small piece of information, similar to a tag, which is stored on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone when you visit a website.

They are used by almost every website in some form, including the Balticflyfisher website. To ensure you can use our website without any issues, you’ll need to ensure cookies are enabled on the web browser for any device you use.

What are cookies used for?

We use cookies on the site to help us provide you a better online experience, set personal preferences on our site, protect your security, use the online shopping features and checkout or to measure and improve our service. For instance, if you are shopping on the Balticflyfisher website and have added an item to your shopping basket, a cookie will ensure this item stays in your basket when you move around the site, add further items to your basket, and ultimately checkout.

What information is kept by a cookie & how long are they stored?

Typically a cookie will hold very basic information:

  • The website name it has come from
  • How long the cookie will remain on your device
  • A form of randomly (hash) generated value

Cookies are split into two types. Session cookies – which last until you close your browser and are not stored on your devices storage media. These are used to track the pages that you visit on the site so that we can improve user experience and customise your visit. Persistent cookies – which are stored on your hard drive until you delete browsing history or they reach their expiry date. These are used to remember site preferences and/or to use functionality such as the checkout.

Do cookies affect my privacy?

Cookies do not contain specific personal information, so you can visit our website without revealing any personal information to us. However, we may ask you for personal information so that you can purchase an item from our online shop or for security reasons relating to your customer account.

To find out more information on how we collect and use your data, please review our privacy policy.

How do I manage cookies on my computer or device?

You may choose to accept or refuse cookies, but it’s highly recommended that you accept them to get the best from a website and can use all the functionality. Most computers or devices will accept them automatically, but you can change your browsers settings to restrict, block or delete cookies.

What happens if I don’t accept or I delete my cookies?

If you choose to block cookies, some areas of our website may not work and you may not be able to access some of the areas of the website that you want. You will also be un-able to shop online with us. For this reason we recommend you ensure cookies stay enabled.

If you delete your cookies, you will have to re-save or update any preferences with us again.

Third Party Cookies

We use 3rd party cookies to help us:

  • Collect statistics about the website, so that we can improve it
  • Ensure you see content and offers that are relevant to you
  • Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video.

Cookies also help us track where you have come from, allowing us to reward companies for referring customers to us. You may also see our adverts or banners on other websites, cookies can tell us how effective these are.

These cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out your identity – it is simply anonymous information and no personal data is passed to us.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

To see what privacy implications this has please read the section on social media networks in our privacy policy.