Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. We use cookies to keep track of what you have in your basket, and to remember you when you return to our site. Cookies allow us to understand who has seen which pages and advertisements, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website. Depending on the type of cookie we use, cookies also allow us to make our website more user- friendly. For example, permanent cookies allow us to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time you visit our website.

To order products on this web site, you need to have cookies enabled. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but see Managing Cookies section for help to turn them on should you need to.

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine relevant related products to show you when you're browsing.

We're giving you this information to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.

Our cookies policy

To make full use of the online shopping and personalised features on this website, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies. We can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using cookies.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from GardenBargains.com, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You will also find information about ThirdParty cookies below.

Cookie name Cookie purpose
reg_fb_ref, wd, datr These cookies are used by our third party social media provider Facebook and contains the last Facebook page that the web browser visited and also browser window dimensions.
__atuvc The __atuvc cookie is created and read by AddThis javascript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and shopping times. That information helps us to improve the website and your shopping experience, and to make our marketing campaigns relevant.

The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams at Garden Gargains and Google and never shows any confidential information.
CSPSESSIONID-SP-80-UP-, CSPWSERVERID This cookie is used to remember who you are for the duration of your visit. This is called a 'session cookie' as it is deleted when you close your browser. The cookie contains no personally identifiable information or credit card details - it is just a 'key' which enables the website to recognise you as you move around the site. The website wouldn't work for you without it.

Flash cookies (or Local Shared Objects)

We may display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they're managed differently by your browser.

If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings (opens in a new window). Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies for Garden Gargains you'll unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.

GardenGargains.com 'share/social' tools

If you take the opportunity to 'share' GardenBargains.com content with friends through social networks - such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window/tab - this is an external website).

Third party cookies

When you visit our website you may notice some cookies that aren't related to us. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Managing cookies

If cookies aren't enabled on your computer, it will mean that your shopping experience on our website will be limited to browsing and researching; you won't be able to add products to your basket and buy them.

To enable cookies

If you're not sure of the type & version of web browser you're using to access the Internet:

For PCs:click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option

For Macs:with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option

All other browsers: Please consult your documentation or online help files.

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