What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise the device you are using and provide you with a better website experience.
Cookies do many different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Cookies do not identify the individual user, just the computer or mobile device you are using via a randomly generated identifying tag.
We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser), and persistent cookies (which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them). We use the following types of cookies for the purposes explained below:
These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, such as which web pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from those pages. These cookies do not collect information that can identify a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. The information is only used to improve how a website works.
- To better understand how visitors to our website are using it to assist in managing the performance and design of www.baldwins.com;
- Testing variations of the design to improve visitor experience and site performance; and
- To analyse the use of our website and provide insights, which allow us to improve the visitor experience, and usability of the website.
These cookies remember choices you make on a website to improve your experience.
Using these cookies allows our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features.
You can decide whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we cannot offer you some services.
How to manage or opt out of Cookies
We need to use strictly necessary and performance cookies to maintain our website’s effectiveness, ease of use, and to provide you with a seamless experience. As such we have not provided an opportunity for these to be disabled independently, and by using our site and online services you are agreeing that we can place these types of cookies on your browser.
There are ways you can control and manage cookies on your device. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect the cookies we use. These changes will apply to all websites you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).
Managing cookies in your browser
Most browsers will allow you to choose the level of privacy settings you want. You can block all cookies, accept all cookies, or pick a setting somewhere in between. This range lets you control your cookie settings, so you can:
- see what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis;
- block third party cookies;
- block cookies from particular sites;
- block all cookies from being set; and/or
- delete all cookies when you close your browser.
Deleting cookies means that any preference settings you have made on a website will be lost. If you have set your preferences to opt out of cookies, this setting will be lost too, as that information is stored in a cookie. Blocking all cookies means functionality on our websites will be lost, as described above. We do not recommend turning all cookies off when using our website.
If you want to reduce your cookie settings at any time (for example, if you accept all cookies, but later decide you don’t want a certain type of cookie), you will need to use your browser settings to remove any third-party cookies dropped on your previous visit. www.aboutcookies.org gives full details of how to manage cookies on different web browsers.
If you decide not to allow www.baldwins.com as a "trusted site", please be aware that you will be unable to use the site.
For more information, please contact us.
Last updated: 29 March 2019