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What is a cookie?

This page provides an introduction to cookies and your rights regarding cookie privacy. For our full privacy policy that covers all aspects of privacy please click here.

The TraderSupplies.co.uk website, like most websites, utilises cookies to improve your shopping experience by remembering who you are. This may be for the duration of your visit by using what is known as a 'session cookie', or for repeat visits using a 'persistent cookie'.

Cookies do lots of different and beneficial jobs such as letting you navigate between pages more efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your shopping experience. Cookies make the interaction between you and the TraderSupplies.co.uk website faster and easier. If the TraderSupplies.co.uk website didn’t use cookies, it would think you were a new visitor every time you moved to a new page on the site and would be unable to keep you logged in.


What's in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.


What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive and if you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set. However, you must be aware that you may lose some functions of the TraderSupplies.co.uk website if you do this. If you wish to change your cookie preferences, please click here for further information.