1. Cookie Noice

We use cookies to improve and customise your experience of our website. They help us to understand who our customers are and what you like to buy or browse, which in turn helps us create a more exciting shopping experience for you. Cookies are not harmful to you or your computer/device.

By continuing to browse our site, you consent to our placing cookies on your computer (unless you have chosen to disable them via your browser (see below). However, if you do not allow cookies on your computer you will not be able to shop our site.

We are continuously making further improvements and changes to the ways we use cookies and we will keep this page updated with the cookies we use. Please also refer to our Privacy Policy.

2. What are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of data that is placed on an internet user’s computer memory. The information the cookie contains is set by a website’s server and it can be used when the user visits the website.

Cookies are designed to remember things that an internet user has done whilst on a website in the past, which can include putting products in a basket, logging in, or clicking on links.

Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses.

The cookies we use on our website are used in many ways, including:

To keep a record of the products you’ve put in your shopping bag for next time you visit
To make personalised product recommendations, based upon your previous times you’ve shopped on the website
To remember your preferences
To find out what the website doesn’t do well and make improvements to it in future
Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook; and
Make sure advertising on other websites is relevant to you

3. Types of Cookies

Session (or Transient) Cookies

Session cookies are stored in your computer’s memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.

Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies

Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so that they will be remembered for next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how the well the website works and where it can be improved.

Flash Cookies (or Locally Shared Objects)

You will probably have Adobe Flash installed on your computer. Many websites that contain Flash can also store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies. Website choose to use Flash Cookies as these can hold more information than regular cookies

Websites choose to use Flash Cookies as these can hold more information than regular cookies.When you delete cookies via your browser, your Flash cookies are unlikely to be affected. A website may therefore still recognise your preferences if it used a Flash cookie to save them initially.

 

Third-party cookies

YouSearch works with selected companies to provide additional content and services, for example reviews. These companies may also set cookies on our behalf.

Advertising on other websites

Cookies are used to advertise relevant products to you on other websites, based on the products and categories you looked at on YouSearch.co.za. They are displayed by Google Adsense. See more information about Google Adsense.

The data contained in the cookie used in these adverts is anonymous and doesn’t contain any of your personal details.

Sharing with social networks

If you use the buttons that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:

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4. How do I opt out of cookies?

You can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use.

Further information about online privacy

ico.org.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/cookies
This information has been written by the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest.