Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are very small text files that can be stored on your computer when you visit a web page. They’re used to help websites make sure they are sending you the most relevant information based on your browsing preferences.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to check the performance of our website, and to make each visit easy and consistent.

Just like you’d expect from your local bike shop, we want to remember what sort of cycling you’re interested in, your favourite brands, and to be able to recognise you when you come through the door.

For this reason, Cycle Republic uses cookies to personalise the web pages you see when you visit. We’ll also use them to make it easier and quicker for you to navigate our website. For example, when you put your postcode into the stock checker, we’ll remember the postcode for the duration of your visit. This is so that you don’t have to re-enter your postcode every time you want to check whether a product is in stock.

We may also use cookies to track your visit. We’ll collect data to identify you while you’re browsing, and this data lets us measure our website’s performance and make improvements. We only use this information for analytical purposes, and this type of cookie doesn’t hold any information that can be used to identify you personally.

By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Can cookies harm my computer?

No. Cookies do not harm your computer and cannot carry viruses. We want to make it easier for you to browse our website, not more difficult, and cookies help us to do that.

Managing Cookies

In general, allowing cookies lets you make the most of all the functionalities on our website, which have been added to give you the best possible shopping experience. If you would still prefer us not to use cookies in your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to let you know when a website tries to put one in your browser software. A brief guide is set out below:

A) On a PC:

Browser

Steps

Internet Explorer

Go to "Tools" and then "Internet Options"

Click on the Privacy tab. Use the slider to change your cookie settings to how you want them. A description of each setting will appear next to each option.

 

Mozilla Firefox

Go to "Tools" and then "Internet Options"

Click on the Privacy icon. Change the history settings to set your browser to reject all cookies, or to tailor your cookie settings to how you want them.

 

Google Chrome

Click on the spanner and select "Settings", which will open in a new tab. On the left hand side, select "Under the Hood". Click "Content Settings" under "Privacy". Choose your preferred option in the cookies menu

 

 

B) On an Apple Mac:

Browser

Steps

Internet Explorer 5 (MaxOS X)

Choose Preferences from Explorer menu. Select Receiving Files options. Select Cookies. Choose your preferred settings

 

Mozilla Firefox

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.

Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.Choose your preferred settings.

 

Safari 1.0 (MacOS X)

Choose Preferences from Safari menu

Select Security icon. Cookie settings are shown in window. Choose your preferred settings

 

Opera

Go to Opera in the main menu and select Preferences (or press Alt+P to access them directly). Select Privacy

 

 

C) On an iPad: Go to "Settings" and then select "Safari". Click on "Privacy", where you will be able to change your cookie settings

 

D) On an iPhone: Go to "Settings" and then select "Safari. Click on "Privacy", where you will be able to change your cookie settings.

 

E) On a Samsung Galaxy: In the internet browser, open the menu and select "More". Choose "Settings". Scroll down to "Privacy", and then click to accept or reject cookies, or to clear cookie data

 

For all other devices please consult the owner’s manual.

What Cookies Do We Use On This Site?

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie

Purpose

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.

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.

FORM_KEY

Stores form key used by page cache functionality.

FRONTEND

Your session 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.

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 Wish List.

WISHLIST_CNT

The number of items in your Wish List.

 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.

Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

More information about cookies

To learn more about cookies, how to manage them, and how they affect your online activities, visit www.aboutcookies.org.