Cookies – What are they?

A “cookie” is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s device e.g. a computer, tablet or mobile phone. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a website. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tell a website when the user has returned.

They are used by most websites including SPT Uniforms Ltd online store. To make the best use of our website, on any device, users need to make sure that the web browser is set to accept cookies.

How long do cookies stay on my computer?

Session Cookies

Cookies that are stored in the computer’s memory only during a user’s browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user’s computer when the browser is closed.

Session cookies do not collect any information from the user’s computer.

Session cookies expire at the end of the user’s browser session and may no longer be accessible after the session has been inactive for a specified length of time.

SPT uniforms Ltd uses session cookies within our website.

Persistent Cookies

Cookies that are stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies can retain user preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.

Persistent cookies can be used to analyse users’ surfing behaviour within the website. These cookies can also be used to provide information about numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and generally the performance of the website. They are usually configured to keep track of users for a prolonged period of time, in some cases many years into the future.

SPT Uniforms Ltd  also use persistent cookies within our website.

How are cookies used by SPT Uniforms Ltd?

SPT Uniforms Ltd use cookies for internet-enabled devices in order to:

Allow users to securely connect to our web store
Remember the content of the online shopping basket
Transmit online orders
Evaluate the use of SPT Uniforms Ltd web pages
Assess web browser capabilities

Updated 15th January 2021