What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is placed by a website within a computer or device through your web browser; the cookie is subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser.
Cookies are designed to assist your computer or device to remember something the user has done within that website e.g. remembering that the user has logged in, or which buttons have been clicked.
There are specific cookies related to knowing a user is logged in or not. These are known as authentication cookies. Authentication cookies are important for the website to know what information to show you, or if it needs to ask you to log in.
If you wish to find out more about cookies, we find this website quite helpful www.aboutcookies.org
Session cookies – only last for the duration of your browsing session on the website. Your web browser would normally delete these when you close the browser.
Persistent cookies – these last longer than the browser session e.g. if you log into a website and then return to the website some days later, the website knows who you are and displays a welcome message to you. Persistent cookies enable this to happen.
First party cookies – these are set by the domain (or sub-domain) in the web browser e.g. at Argos, our first party cookies are set by Argos.co.uk sub-domains.
Third party cookies – these are set by a different domain to the one on the website you are looking at. Third party cookies are used for a variety of reasons. These are outlined in the third party cookie section.
2. Cookies – Frequently Asked Questions
To make full use of the website, cookies need to be enabled on your browser; certain features will not work if you reject cookies. Cookies are used to offer a personalised experience when browsing the website on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, and by using Apps.
If you choose not to allow cookies you will still be able to browse the site but your experience will not be as good as if you have cookies enabled. Without cookies you will not be able to place a home delivery order or make reservations as cookies are required for the ordering process to be completed.
On the whole we only keep cookies for the duration of your visit except where indicated otherwise in the cookie list. Please see the Argos cookie list for more information. Cookies placed by our carefully selected third party partners may be retained for longer.
Do cookies contain my personal information?
No, cookies do not contain confidential information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details. We not control what information is stored by third party cookies.
We will update this page as we gather more information and as any cookies change on our website. Whilst we intend to update this page regularly, there may occasionally be some cookies missing from the list.
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We may also provides links to external third party websites and you may choose to click through to these sites. If you do so, these third party sites may send cookies to your browser. We do not control the setting of, and accept no liability in connection with, these cookies – please look at the cookies policies on the respective websites for more information about what they do with cookies and how you manage them.
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You can find out how to opt out of these cookies here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout