What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit.
- First party cookies are cookies set by the website that you're visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website may potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
- Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer or device and are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is often deleted when you quit your browser.
Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.
Our website mostly uses "first-party cookies". These are cookies set and controlled by Style Arc, not by any external organisation.
However, to view certain sections of certain pages, you may have to accept cookies from external organisations.
The 2 types of first-party cookie we use are to:
- store visitor preferences
- make our website operational
These are set by us and only we can read them. They remember:
There are some cookies that we have to include in order for certain web pages to function. For this reason, they do not require your consent. In particular:
- authentication cookies
- technical cookies required by certain IT systems
These are stored when you login to Style Arc's site using our authentication system.
- gather analytics data (about user behaviour)
- display content from third party services
We use these for internal research on how we can improve the service we provide for all our users. Analytics cookies may also be used for remarketing.
The cookies simply assess how you interact with our website – as an anonymous user (the data gathered does not identify you personally).
The anonymised statistics could be shared with contractors working on communication projects under contractual agreement with Style Arc.
Third-party analytics providers on our website
Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.
But if you do not view this third-party content, the associated third-party cookie is not installed on your device.
Third-party content providers on our website
How can you manage cookies?
You can manage/delete cookies as you wish - for details, see aboutcookies.org.
Removing cookies from your device
You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.
Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).
Managing site-specific cookies
For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser
You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all (e.g. profile logging-in).
Your browser may also support a private (incognito) browsing mode which should only store cookies for as long as a set of private browsing mode tabs are open.