Cookie Policy

You will no doubt have seen on websites notices letting you know that they are tracking cookies – this is due to EU “cookie law” or internet privacy legislation. We use cookies on our website. By using our website you agree to this Policy and you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

What is a Cookie?

In simple terms, a cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer’s hard-drive. It tracks information about your usage of that website, such as when you first came to browse the website and if you came back again.

Each cookie is unique to your web browser and cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers.

Cookies allow websites to respond to you as an individual. The website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences or things like what’s in your shopping basket.

Types of Cookies

There are three main kinds of cookies:

Session cookies only last for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer (even when you have closed your browser) until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date. They are used for repeat visits to remember your preferences and use of the website, such as login details.

Third-party cookies are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out research into website usage, demographics etc.

What if I Don’t Want Cookies?

You can choose to accept, decline or block cookies. You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer whenever you want to.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser to prevent that. You should read the information that came with your browser software (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome etc.) to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, this should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so and may lose some functions of that website, but that is your choice.

If you would like to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Details about cookies from various browsers:

Cookies on Silky’s

Our website is: http://silkys.co.uk and we use cookies to recognise your computer when you visit our website.

This allows us to see how many of our visitors are new and how many are repeat visitors, what pages are popular, how long people spend on each page and other such information. For this purpose we use Google Analytics – more about this below.

A cookie gives us NO access to your computer. We cannot see any personal information about you (e.g. name, address, contact details and so on). You can read our full Privacy Policy here.

Google Analytics

We use cookies to help us improve the website’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.

We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and this information does not identify you personally.

Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about our website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.

Google’s Privacy Policy is available at: www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

If you would like to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Contact Us

If you have any questions about privacy or our use of cookies please contact us.