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Understanding How and Why We Use Cookies

SwimExpert use cookies throughout all our sites and online environments to create the most secure and effective website possible for our customers. Among other things, cookies allow you to access our services and for these services to operate as advertised. This section explains what cookies are, how we use them and what benefits they bring.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other devices for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

SwimExpert sites and online environments use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to determine preferences, let users navigate between pages efficiently, verify data and carry out other essential checks that ensures the data you interact with is accurate and relevant to your account.

Some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved using similar technologies. This section refers to ‘cookies’ throughout, however it includes those alternate mechanisms.

More information about cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org.

How Cookies Make Our Website Safer and Easier to Use

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to safeguard your privacy when browsing SwimExpert sites and online environments.

Cookies are essential—without them none of the services you subscribe to would function correctly.

We use analytics cookies to help us make our website better for those who visit it regularly. They help us work out what users like and don’t like and how we can improve things for you. These collect information anonymously.

How to Restrict Cookies

You can set your browser to accept or reject all specific cookies. You can also set your browser to alert you each time a cookie is presented to your computer. You can delete cookies that have been stored on your computer but remember, if you prevent us from placing cookies on your computer during your visit, or you subsequently delete a cookie that has been placed, it will not be possible for you to use our websites effectively.

By disabling cookies from your browser settings, you will be restricting the cookies that SwimExpert use to manage its website and this will have an impact on how the website will function. This will apply to all websites once cookies are disabled via your browser settings and not only SwimExpert websites and online environments.

If you would like to restrict or block cookies that are set by us and other websites, you can do this through your web browser settings. Please refer to your browser’s help section for further information.

List of the main cookies we collect

The table below lists the main cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE name COOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.