Data Protection legislation and regulations (including without limitation the South African Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPIA”) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”), and all regulations thereunder) applies to the processing of cookies and require all website operators to inform website visitors about their usage of cookies and similar technologies, e.g. pixels, (hereinafter “cookies”) and to collect the user’s consent to such cookie usage.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are commonly used on websites and are small text files which are sent to your device (computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet) by the website you visit. Cookies are stored on your device’s hard drive in your browser’s file directory. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website each time you revisit it so it can recognise your device, remember your preferences, record what you have put in your shopping basket and improve your overall user experience.
Simply put, cookies provide a way for the website to recognize you and keep track of your preferences.
Please note that certain functions of our website may no longer work or not work correctly without cookies.
If you visit our websites for the first time, you will see our Cookie Banner asking you to consent to the use of certain cookies and, when you click on ‘Cookies Settings’, you will be directed to our Privacy Preference Centre. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.
What Kind of Cookies Do We Use?
We use the following categories of cookies:
Category 1: Necessary Cookies
Necessary cookies enable you to use our websites and all their features, such as enabling access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies you may not be able to use all the features of our websites.
Category 2: Performance Cookies
Performance cookies collect information about how you use our websites so we can improve them for you in future. For example, they collect information on which pages you visit most often and any error messages you may get. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous. They do not collect any information that can identify you personally.
Category 3: Functional Cookies
Functionality cookies enable us to provide you with a more personalized experience. They help us to remember data, such as your username and language preference, to save you having to enter them again the next time you visit. The information these cookies collect is anonymous. They cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Category 4: Targeting/Advertising cookies
We and our service providers may use advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to customize the advertising and content you receive on our website, to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our websites and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
As ongoing development process, we also integrate trusted third-party software’s to deliver better user experience.
HOW CAN YOU MANAGE YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS?
To ensure you get the best possible experience when visiting our websites, we recommend that you accept cookies. However, you can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” button.