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How we use cookies

We use cookies on our website, which amongst other things, help us to improve your experience of our website and to ensure that it performs as you expect it to. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They can improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Websites must get consent to send cookies to your computer or mobile device unless the cookies are strictly necessary to provide services to you.

Unless the cookie is a strictly necessary cookie, you can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time even if you have previously consented. Although, please do remember that if you do not consent to our functionality cookies, parts of our website will not work.

For example, you will not be able to watch our videos. For this reason we may occasionally send you prompts which allow you to consent to a cookie you have previously rejected.

The tables below explain what cookies we use on our website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary or another type of cookie e.g. "functionality" or "performance" cookies. We also state in the table whether a cookie is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. The difference is that:

  • Persistent cookies remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie. For example, where a "persistent cookie" is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that website.
  • Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Some of the cookies listed below are those set by our own website when you visit www.weetabix.co.uk. However, we also have cookies on our website that are set by third parties – not Weetabix. For example, to enable us to have YouTube videos played through our website, YouTube places cookies on www.weetabix.co.uk (for more information about how YouTube uses cookies and what information they collect, visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Strictly necessary

Strictly necessary cookies are essential to enable you to receive a service on a website. For example, cookies to operate online shopping baskets, do your internet banking or to comply with the law (e.g. such as to keep your information safe). We would not be able to operate our website without using the "strictly necessary" cookies listed below.

 

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Persistent/ Session

More information

Cookie notice

Cookie notice

This cookie tells us whether or not you have dismissed the cookie notice banner in the header of our website. If you have, we won’t show it to you again for another 6 months, or until you clear your cookies – whichever is sooner.

Persistent

 

Website session

CMS Session

This allows administrators certain functions, such as changing content. This cookie can allow us to see which pages you visit and how you use our site. However, we don't use it for this purpose. What's more, it can't track you once you leave or return, and doesn't contain anything that can identify you personally.

Session

 

 

Performance

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. Any information collected by these cookies is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website.

 

 

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Persistent/ Session

More information

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile analytical reports which help us improve our website. The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to our website, how they arrived there (e.g. directly from the internet or through linking from another website) and tracking which webpages they visited.

Persistent

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

 

Functionality

Functionality cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your log in details) and customised preference settings (e.g. text size). They also enable enhanced, more personal features, e.g. a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by using a cookie to remember which region you are in. These cookies are also used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. Information collected by "functionality" cookies may or may not be anonymised, but they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

We do not use this class of cookie on the website.

Targeting

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. These cookies collect the most information about users.

We do not use this class of cookie on the website.

How to unset or clear cookies

To help you manage cookies efficiently, all browsers give you tools to control your preferences. So you can keep them (permanently or for a certain amount of time) or completely delete them.

We recommend the “All About Cookies” website. It’s published by an independent body and is a good source of information about cookies and how to organise yours. The following pages could be particularly handy:

Controlling your cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-control-cookies/
Deleting your cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/