What are cookies?

Websites use small files called cookies to store information about your computer use. A cookie is created by a web page server and is set and retained and can help interaction between you and a website faster and easier as they remember who you are and the last time you came to the website. This information includes things like websites you have previously visited, searches you have made, and which products you are interested in. This information is then used to serve you more relevant information based on your shopping preferences. It means you get a richer experience when using your computer to browse and shop websites.

We use cookies to tell us what you have put in your basket and also what other kind of products you may be interested in based on what you have previously bought or viewed. You probably already have your cookies enabled on your computer but you are within your rights to switch this off.

There are two different types of cookies - the ones we use on warehouse.co.uk (called first party cookies) and the ones companies we work with use (we call these third party cookies). To shop on warehouse.co.uk you need to have your first party cookies enabled although you can browse. You can disable your third party cookies and still shop on warehouse.co.uk.

Many websites won't be able to function properly without access to cookies and rest assured cookies do not hold personal information about you, your payment details or your address. They are based on your computer usage and are commonly used in online marketing activity.

For more detailed information about cookies please go to www.aboutcookies.org.

Manage your cookies - Desktop

You can opt in or out of cookie settings on your computer. It depends on what type of computer (MAC or PC) and also what browser you use as to how you do this.

To check your cookie settings on a PC you need to click help and then choose about. Follow the link about cookies. There are many different browsers so check which one you use before you follow the instructions below:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options', then click on the 'Privacy' tab
  2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
  3. Settings above Medium will disable cookies
Mozilla Firefox
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Then select the Privacy icon
  3. Click on Cookies, then select 'allow sites to set cookies'
Google Chrome
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Click the 'Under the Hood' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
  3. Now select 'Allow local data to be set'
Safari
  1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. Click on 'Security', check the option that says 'Block third-party and advertising cookies'
  3. Click 'Save'

To check cookies are enabled for Macs click on the apple menu and select the option called about

Safari on OSX
  1. Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. Click on 'Security' then 'Accept cookies'
  3. Select the 'Only from site you navigate to'
Mozilla Firefox on OSX
  1. Click on 'Mozilla' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. Scroll down until you see cookies under 'Privacy & Security'
  3. Select 'Enable cookies for the originating web site only'
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0, 9.0, 10.0 on OSX
  1. Click on 'Explorer' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences' options
  2. Scroll down until you see 'Cookies' under Receiving Files
  3. Select the 'Never Ask' option
Opera
  1. Click on 'Menu' at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings'
  2. Then select 'Preferences', select the 'Advanced' tab
  3. Then select 'Accept cookies' option

Manage your cookies - Mobile

The settings you need to follow to check your cookies settings will be different depending on what mobile device you are using. Follow our help full step-by-step guide to help you manage them.

Android web browser
  1. Open the Browser.
  2. Go to Menu > Settings > Privacy & security.
    Or, go to Menu > More > Settings and find "Privacy settings."
  3. You can switch your Cookies OFF or On.
Chrome for Android
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Go to Menu > Settings > Content settings.
    You'll find the menu icon in the top-right corner.
  3. You can except or decline Cookies.
Safari for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)
  1. From your Home screen, go to Settings > Safari.
  2. For iOS 7: you can set Block Cookies to Never/Always.
    For iOS 6 and below: set Accept Cookies to Always/Never.
Internet Explorer for Windows Phone
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to Menu > Settings.
  3. You can allow or decline Cookies.