What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your device’s browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Websites can send their own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. For more information see www.allaboutcookies.org.
So that you can make full use of the personalised features on our website, your computer, mobile phone or other device (all referred to here as device) will need to accept cookies.
Here you can see what cookies may be sent to your device by Waitrose.presscentre.com and what we use each cookie for. You can set your browser to reject cookies (see the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to find out how to do this), but please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website cannot be provided to you.
Cookies used on Waitrose.presscentre.com
Below is a list of the main cookies used by Waitrose.presscentre.com and what each is used for:
|Cookie Name||What we use them for|
|Waitrose||This cookie stores a User ID which is encrypted. It holds no information on usernames, passwords, names or any other personal information. When a user ticks the ‘remember me’ checkbox on the press pass login we store their UserID in an encrypted format. The next time the user visits the site, they are automatically logged in. The cookie is destroyed when the user presses the log-out button.|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||This cookie only lasts as long as long as your browser is open. It stores a User ID which is encrypted and holds no information of a personal nature.
It remembers the choices that the visitor makes and presents content accordingly. So for example if a user wishes to view content in a certain language or is entitled to view content which is exclusive or embargoed, this cookie enables such functionality. The cookie is NOT stored on the user’s hard disk and it holds no personal information. It is maintained as part of the user’s session information and expires after the user closes their browser. Please note that many aspects of the site will not work without this cookie and that the information is not stored on the user’s hard drive but simply within the RAM.|
|Waitrose cookie banner||This Cookie determines whether the Cookie notification banner will show when visitors access the site.|
How to manage cookies
Our cookies do not store financial information, or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). Cookies simply allow our website to retrieve this information in order to personalise and improve your experience of our website.
However, if you wish to restrict, block or delete cookies from Waitrose.presscentre.com– or any other website - you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website cannot be provided to you.
When you are on Waitrose.presscentre.com you may notice that there is content from other websites - for example a video from YouTube or a store locator map from Google. We may also provide you with the opportunity to share information with others using social networks such as Facebook. We add this content from time to time to improve the user experience. As a result, you may be sent cookies from these other websites. Waitrose does not control these cookies and we suggest you check these third-party websites for more information about the cookies they use and how you can manage them.
Further information about cookies
If you wish to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.