Internally, we categorise these in three ways:
All but one of the cookies we use are essential cookies. We call them essential cookies because their sole job is to make a key part of the website function and without them the website will not do what you expect. The first set of essential cookies are used to track Cashback. When you use a Cashback offer on this website, we put your member ID in a cookie along with a retailer ID. None of your personal information is included, just a numeric ID that lets us find your account on our system. Then, when you visit the retailer’s website and make a purchase, they send us back a record with the amount of Cashback earned and the member ID in it. We use that member ID to put the Cashback in the right account. Without that cookie, we will not receive or award Cashback for any of your online purchases. The second set of essential cookies allow us to run the online store on this website. The online store lets you order vouchers and cards that give you discounts in high street stores and for other services. When you add something to your shopping basket we make a note of it in a cookie. When you get to the checkout process it is the cookie that tells us what you want to pay for. Without these cookies the shop will not work and you won’t be able to use the in-store discounts.
We use Google Analytics to track which pages are most popular on the website and other things such as how people reach the website and which links they use. This data is collected anonymously and nothing within it describes you.
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember some of your preferences, such as if you click the “Keep me logged in on this computer” tickbox on the homepage.
Our emails often contain a single, email-unique “web pixel” to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or offers within the email. We use this so we can track which offers in each email are interesting to users. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, please unsubscribe from our email updates