1. What are “cookies”?
A cookie is a very small text file that may be downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a web page.
Cookies are also used to help you navigate this website, and ease your access to appropriate webpages. They do this by remembering information that you have provided to us, albeit during the course of a single visit to our website only. They also help tailor the information that is presented to you, based on your browsing preferences. So 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 example, when you log into the website in order to place an order, the cookies will remember your login credentials so that you can navigate through the secure content area of the website, without having to re-enter your login details for each page.
However, please be assured that:
none of the cookies used by this website captures any personal information about you;
we do not share cookies with third parties; and
we do not use third party supplied information about you to customise your browsing experience on our website.
3. Can cookies harm my computer or mobile device?
No. Cookies cannot harm your computer and cannot carry viruses. Cookies are intended to enhance your experience of a website, rather than obstruct it.
4. Cookies in use on this website
This website uses the following types of cookie:
session cookies: these cookies help us keep track of your time on the website and ensure that your user experience is as seamless as possible. Therefore, if these cookies are disabled, the functionality of the website may be diminished (cookies used: CATEGORY_INFO, COMPARE, EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE, FORM_KEY, FRONTEND, LAST_CATEGORY, LAST_PRODUCT, NEWMESSAGE, NO_CACHE, RECENTLYCOMPARED, STORE, VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS, AW_POPUP_VIEWED_PAGE, AW_POPUP_VIEWED_POPUP);
basket cookies: these cookies are associated with your shopping basket, and therefore only apply when you are placing an order (cookies used: CART, GUEST-VIEW, PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART, CYCLE-SCHEME-CART);
customer cookies: these cookies help us keep track of you when you are logged onto the secure section of our website (cookies used: CUSTOMER, CUSTOMER_AUTH, CUSTOMER_INFO, CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS, STF, USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE, WISHLIST, WISHLIST_CNT);
analytics cookies: these cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use this website in order to help improve the site: this includes information about how users came to the site, the pages they visit etc. The information that is collected is anonymous, and is provided by Google Analytics. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site - for more information, visit this Google page.
5. More information about cookies
To learn more about cookies, including how to manage them and how they affect your online activities, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
You can also learn how to control cookies on different browsers at www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-control-cookies/, or if you want to know how to delete cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/.
It is noted however that blocking cookies may on occasion, reduce the functionality of a website, or prevent access, depending on the browser options which are selected.