n common with many other website operators, we may use standard technology called ‘cookies’ on this site. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive and they are used to record how you navigate this website on each visit.
Cookies are small text files which websites, and sometimes emails, place on your device. They provide useful information to companies, which helps in all sorts of ways. For you, it means you can use our site more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. For us, cookies help us to analyse how our customers use our website so we can make improvements.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored. Please note, if you do turn cookies off this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your visitor experience. For further information on cookies and how to switch them off see www.allaboutcookies.org.
At Acer Pharmacy, we understand that our customer’s privacy is very important. To allow you to make an informed decision about cookies, please read the following information about cookies and their use.
What are cookies?
Cookies are very small data files that are stored on your computer during and after visiting a website or sometimes by emails. They are generally used to enhance the customer experience on a website, for example; remembering your preferences on a particular site and recording what is in your shopping basket as you browse. For you, it means you can use the site more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. For us, cookies help us to analyse how our customers interact with our website so we can make improvements.
They can also be used by the companies who own the website, in order to provide anonymous data to analyse the use of their website, so that advertising can be more specific and relevant to the user.
Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use our websites, whereas other cookies while not essential do help to improve your experience while using our site. You can delete the cookies via your browser at any time if you wish to, please see below for more information on how to do this, but this will restrict the functions that you’re able to carry out on our site.
Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our website, such as analytics. These third-parties are responsible for the cookies they set on our website and we have no control over them.
We use what are known as ‘browser’ cookies on our site. These are anonymous and are used by us to analyse the use of our site with Google Analytics, which will enable us to make improvements that will benefit your future customer experiences.
We use three types of cookies on our site.
These are deleted after each visit. They do not store any personal information and are deleted when you close your web browser.
These remain on your device after you have closed your browser. These cookies allow us to recognise you and remember your preferences next time you visit our site.
Third-party cookies that are used by our approved business partners.
Certain cookies are necessary for you to use our site. Other cookies are not essential but do help to improve your experience while using our site. You can delete the cookies from your browser at any time if you want to (see below for more information on how to do this), but this will restrict the functions that you’re able to carry out on our site.
Our cookies fall into the following categories.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies:
- These are cookies that are needed for our site to work properly. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log in to secure areas of our site. These will usually be session cookies (see above). These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or make use of e-billing services.Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. We may also collect details about the type of device you use e.g are you using an Apple or a Samsung device); ; a unique device identifier (for example, your device’s IMEI number or the MAC address of the device’s wireless network interface); network information (e.g are you on the Vodafone network or BT Broadband) your operating system; your IP address and HTTP referrer information; your login information; the browser you are using and what version it is e.g. are you using the Chrome or Safari browser?); and your time zone setting(e.g. GMT, EST). This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- how many people have visited our site;
- how visitors reached our site;
- what type of technology visitors are using (for example, Mac or Windows), which helps us to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies;
- how long visitors spend on our site;
- what pages visitors look at; and so on.
This helps us to continuously improve our site.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This means that you do not need to log in each time you visit our site. These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. They allow you to navigate our site efficiently and perform certain functions to help personalise our site to you. Of these, session cookies help to memorise or bookmark your activity on our site to allow you to easily pick up browsing from where you left off, as well as other important functions.
These are used to help store your preferences for the next time you visit our site. These are anonymous and are used by us to analyse the use of our site with Google Analytics, which will enable us to make improvements that will benefit your future customer experiences. We also use other tracking technologies like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking beacons” or “clear gifs”) and local storage. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our website or opened an email that we have sent them.
How to block and delete cookies
All cookies can be deleted via your web browser.
You can block cookies from any website through your browser settings.
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform=Desktop&hl=en
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-nz/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
- Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4468242/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-microsoft-privacy
- Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutcookies.org, www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Please note that by deleting our cookies, or disabling future cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.