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What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer or other mobile or handheld device (such as smart 'phones or 'tablets') when you visit certain web pages. Cookies are essential to the effective operation of our website and to enable you to interact with us online. The information collected by cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.

What do cookies do?

Cookies do lots of different things, like letting you navigate between pages effectively, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. If our website did not use cookies, you would appear to be a new visitor every time you moved to a different webpage; for example, after entering your log in details and moving to another page the website wouldn't recognise you and would ask you to log in again. Some other examples of what cookies can do include:
  • remembering your account log in details so you can see information relating to your account and manage your account;
  • recording your preferences such as country, language and timezone so you don't have to keep setting them;
  • recording the areas and pages of our website that you have visited so that we can use this information to help us improve the flow and content delivery of our website to ensure that it is easy to use and so we can improve the services we provide to our visitors.

Are cookies safe?

Yes cookies are 100% safe. Cookies do not harm your computer, they do not contain any information that could be used by others to identify you personally and they do not contain any confidential information, such as your email address.

What are the different types of cookie used by FreeWear.org?

At FreeWear.org we have categorised the cookies we use into four different types:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Some cookies are strictly necessary to allow you to move about the website easily or to provide you with certain features you have requested, such as keeping track of your shopping cart.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies are used to remember settings about choices you've made on the website such as the language preference you've chosen for the site and allow us to provide services you've asked to use and to improve your visit.

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor, although they may collect the IP address of the device used to access the site. All information collected is only used to help us understand how our visitors use our website, what interests our users, and to measure how effective our pages are so that we can improve how we present our content to you. These cookies help to improve the performance of the website, providing a better experience for you.