Cookies policy

This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us customise your experience. This policy contains information on what type of cookies are used on George and the Giant Pledge’s website and how to switch cookies off in your browser.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which is put on your device when you access a website.

Cookies are widely used in order to make sure websites work effectively, as well as to store information about your preferences or past actions.

We use cookies to allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website helping us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site. For example, they will tell us whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor.

How does our website use cookies?

There are two broad types of cookies – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’. First party cookies are cookies are served directly by our website to your device and are often used to recognise your device when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site.

Third party cookies are served by a service provider we have chosen to use on our website and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when you visit other web sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.

In addition, cookies may be either ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached. We use both session and persistent cookies.

A visit to a page on our website may generate the following types of cookie:

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are required for the site to work.

Functional cookies: These cookies make the site work well and do things such as remembering items in your shopping cart or other preferences

Performance cookies: These measure website performance such as how many times you have visited our website.

Advertising cookies: These are used to target and track performance of our advertising, making sure it is cost effective.

Third party cookies

We utilise the technology of third parties on a regular basis to ensure that we are using up to date systems which are managed by the best companies to provide us with the information that we need.

This in turn means that there will be a number of third party cookies from our trusted suppliers used on our websites. Each company is responsible for the cookies that they place onto your device and have separate policy documents to highlight their use.

Our list of trusted third parties who may deploy a cookie to your device, with a link to their cookie details is below:

Third party Policy
Google https://policies.google.com/technologies/types
Google Analytics https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
PayPal https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/cookie-full

How to manage cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your web browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. If you disable all cookies, you will lose some features and functionality on our site.

For instructions on how to stop cookies being installed on your browser, please see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.

If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, you can do so by viewing Google’s currently available opt-outs.

For full details on our approach to data protection, please refer to our privacy policy.

If you have any further questions about the use of cookies on our website, please contact us, you can use our online form

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