What are Cookies?
When you visit sites on the internet they can place small text files, with ID tags that are stored on your device (computer/ mobile/ tablet) these are called Cookies.
Cookies allow websites to keep track of your movements whilst on the site, for example a shopping site can track what’s in your shopping basket and provide functions to improve your shopping experience.
Cookies are common and won’t cause any harm to your device. No personally identifiable information is stored within cookies.
• Apps purchase
Some cookies are essential during online transactions, e.g. to remember what app you have requested to download as you navigate to different pages on the website. These cookies are “strictly necessary” for the operation of the website.
• Improve user experience on the website (functionality cookies)
Cookies are used to remember your preferences on the site, such as login details. These cookies are not shared with other websites.
Types of Cookies
There are two common types of cookies;
Session Cookie: Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you’re visiting a website. They allow a site to ‘remember’ content from page to page, e.g. the app download. These cookies expire when you leave the site or close the browser.
Persistent cookie: Persistent cookie files remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie, e.g. Remember Me
A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file. They have a defined TTL (Time To Live) and will expire after this time.
To find out more about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Gigajam Cookies / First Party Cookies
This cookie allows our web servers to respond to your actions on the website such as “Wishlist” or browsing the website. The website wouldn’t work for you without it.
Expires: When the browsing session ends
Allow to your browser to remember if you already agree or not the cookies policy.
Expires: Do not expires
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These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics, which is used to track a user’s shopping activity on Gigajam websites and enables us to improve website functionality and customer experience;
_utma: Each unique browser that visits a page on our website is provided with a unique ID via this cookie. Subsequent visits to the site via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same visitor. Please note: If two different people sharing the same device account and browser access the site, only one unique visitor ID is recorded even though two unique individuals have accessed the site.
_utmb, _utmc: Used to establish and continue a user session on the site.
_utmz: Stores the referral used by the visitor e.g. whether you visited the site directly, or visited us via a link (ad campaign, search engine etc.).
Further information is available from Cookies & Google Analytics
Accepting and deleting cookies
If you decline cookies you may lose some of the beneficial website functions of cookies. No personally identifiable information is stored within cookies. Therefore, we recommend you leave these turned on.
To check if cookies are enabled on your device, please follow the steps below. Alternatively, view your browser’s help pages or information on how to manage cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Click on Tools and then Internet Options
- Select Privacy tab to view your settings
- Move the slider to your preferred settings
- Mozilla Firefox
- ALT then select tools-> Options
- Select Privacy option
- History select use custom settings for history to manually manage the cookie settings.
- Google Chrome
- Click Settings
- Select ‘Content Settings’ within Privacy
- Select your own preferred settings;
- Safari for Mac
- Click on Safari, then select Preferences
- Click Privacy to view Cookie preferences (Note: Safari blocks third-party cookies by default)
Mobile / Tablet Device
- Android 2.1
- Browser -> Menu -> More -> Settings – Under the Privacy Settings section you can manage the cookies here
- Android 4.0/ICS
- Open Browser>Menu>Setting>Privacy and Security