Rules around cookies have changed – This page explains what cookies are & how they improve your experience.
The new Regulations on cookies, enforceable from May 2012, state that
website owners must gain a visitor’s consent to be tracked by cookies
on their website. We wanted to help explain what cookies are, the
different types, why Baby & Co uses them and how they affect your
web experience. From 25th May 2012, there will be a clear message
This message will be displayed at the top of the website.
Please note that by disabling, deleting, or disallowing cookies via
your browser from 25th May 2012, your web experience may be
affected. You will also find that the functionality of many
other websites and services will be affected.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of information which a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer. The browser then saves the information and sends it back to the website server. When that browser returns to the same website the cookie will recognise the user. A cookie doesn’t tell us your email address or any other personal information. If you choose to create an account with us at a later date, the personal information you provide will not be shared with any third party.
A cookie will typically contain details such as the domain from which the cookie has come, a value which is usually a random unique number as an identifier and the lifetime (expiry) of the cookie.
There are 3 types of cookies used on this website:
- Session Cookies: allowing us to “remember” content from page to page (these expire when you leave the website or close the browser).
- Persistent Cookies: which define “Time To Live” and help us to determine your preferences (these will expire after the “Time To Live” period)
- Third Party Cookies: these are cookies from any other domain, such as recommended product and advertising services.
What will a cookie do for me?
Baby & Co wants to provide a good customer experience on its website and here’s an example of how cookies can allow this to happen:
Shopping Experience: To remember the items that you have added to your basket to make the checkout process easier when you return back to the website.
Content: Show you relevant content such as product recommends depending on your browser and buyer behaviour.
User Behaviour: Coremetrics analytics to track website visits and clicks for pages visited with hourly transaction volume. This allows us to see how our customers like to use our website and which pages or functions they prefer; this allows us to continually improve our service.
Third Party: Selected partner cookies which track where the users’ visit originated from. This allows us to see where your visit originated from, especially advertising on partner sites, present appropriate offers and helps prevent fraud and detect spammers.
Why do I need to know this?
Baby & Co respects customer concerns and we want you to know why we ask you to opt-in and accept cookies. We want to be clear that accepting cookies does not give us access to your computer or personal information. We value our customer relationships and feel that our customers will benefit from cookies on our website, which enhance the web experience.
Turning off/disallowing/disabling or deleting cookies in your browser:
The majority of internet browsers will provide an option to disallow cookies. You can usually find how to do this in the help menu for your browser. Cookies can also be deleted by using your internet browser, but you must disallow cookies otherwise they will be reapplied the next time you visit a website.
If your web browser is not detailed above or you are using a mobile device, please consult your user manual or online help guide for details on how to control cookies. To find out more about cookies and how to manage them, you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org
If you disable cookies it may affect the service you receive from our website. For example you many not be able to:
- view images
- add items to your basket or buy them
- see other customers' reviews or write reviews
Please remember that if you wish to disable cookies you will need to do this each time you visit our website.
List of the different types of cookies used by Baby & Co:
Below are specific details on the cookies currently used on our site:
|Issuer/ Host||Cookie Name(s)||Purpose|
|Baby & Co||BabyandCo||Store items added to shopping basket|
|Baby & Co||listlast||Used to store the last 5 product detail pages viewed so that we can potentially generate a recently viewed list to allow customers to quickly navigate back|
|Baby & Co||shoprefr||Remembers where the customer came from|
|Google Analytics||Utma,utmb,utmc,utmz||Used for search analytics to monitor site usage and performance|
|Addthis||Psc, uid,uit,uvc,atuvc||Used by AddThis service for bookmarking or adding pages to Social Networking sites|
|Datr||The datr cookie is used to identify the web browser being used to connect to Facebook independent of the logged in user. This cookie plays a key role in Facebook’s security and site integrity features|
|lsd||This is set when a Facebook user logs out in order to prevent cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks|
|Cookies & Web Beacons Type||Web Beacon Names||Description||Purpose|
|Web Beacon - Pixel Tracker||Web Gains||Web Gains||When a user clicks an affiliate link, a small text file is written, a "cookie", to the user's browser. This cookie holds your affiliate ID, which can be identified at Babys-Mart's order page to credit for referred sales. The cookie that records your affiliate ID can "live" for as long as the advertiser desires, allowing you to get credit for customers who clicked on a link weeks, or months, before finally purchasing or making a repeat purchase. These cookies expire in 30 days.|
Will this policy change?