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When your cookies are enabled it means we can recognise you automatically when you visit our site. This helps us offer a better service as we can personalise the pages you see, for instance by allowing you to set up an online account with us and store items in your shopping basket from one visit to the next.
Yes. Cookies are not computer programs or spyware and cannot perform any operation by themselves on your computer. They are simply small pieces of data which we use like identifier tags to recognise you when you visit our site.
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