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Cookie Policy

Cookie Notice

1. What are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a website. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tell a website when the user has returned. (*) 

It is important to know that cookies do not personally identify you and cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

2. Why is everyone talking about cookies?

Recent EU legislation (GDPR) requires organisations with a website that collects personal data of EU residents to comply with certain rules relating to cookies.

Under this legislation, companies are legally required to tell visitors about their use of cookies or other tracking technologies, and how they can delete or control them.

To comply with these rules you will notice that most European-based websites display a pop-up notice when you first visit their website. This notice (similar to the one we use on this website) requests your consent to use cookies. You can easily update your consent at any time. 

At Sunsweet we think it is important for people to be made aware that cookies are being used by the website.  However it is also our view that cookies benefit both website owners and their visitors, and visitors should understand that certain website functionality will not work if cookies are disabled.  

3. Why do companies use Cookies

Cookies make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a website to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping cart or to remember the user's preferences or registration details for a future visit.

Websites use cookies mainly because they save time and make the browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable. Websites often use cookies for the purposes of collecting statistical information about their users.

Cookies can also enable websites to monitor their users' web surfing habits and profile them for marketing purposes (for example, to find out which products or services they are interested in and send them targeted advertisements).

4. What Cookies do we use on this website?

With the continual advancement in web technology, our use of cookies is subject to change. However the following list details the types of cookies we currently use and what we use them for.

Cookies can be broadly categorised as: 

Essential cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

Non Essential Cookies: These cookies enable us to:

  • Monitor and improve the performance of our website by analysing visitor behaviour.  The data these cookies collect is anonymised and viewed as an aggregate.   
  • Offer additional functionality from a third party – For example we offer video content on our website that uses the YouTube video player.
  • Be more targeted in our advertising.  In many cases people reach our website after clicking on an advertisement.  By using advertising cookies, our marketing campaigns can be more targeted and offer consumers information that they are more likely to be interested in.
It is important to note that you can choose to turn off these non-essential cookies and your data will not be tracked using these cookies.  For directions on managing your cookies, please refer to section 5.

5. How do I manage my Cookies?

As a user, it is possible for you to control your cookie settings for ALL websites, including the types of cookies you accept by altering your browser settings.   You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. By not blocking cookies and continuing to browse you are authorising the use of cookies. However be aware, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Alternatively you can set your preferences for the cookies that are tracked on this website by using our cookie widget.  The first time that you visit our website, you will be presented with a cookie pop-up message on the bottom of your screen, which provides an option to allow or reject cookies.  To be clear, this only applies to cookies that are not “Essential” for the operation of the website as outlined in section 4.

6. Privacy Notice

Please visit our Privacy Notice page to learn more about our use of information on the website.

(*) Cookie definitions kindly provided by aboutcookies.org.