(valid from 2013.06.18.)
Cookies make websites work better
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to companies, which helps in all sorts of ways. For you, it means you can use the site more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. They also make sure you receive the most relevant information from Main-Books. For us, cookies help us to analyse how our customers interact with our sites so we can make improvements.
We use three types of cookies on our websites:
- Session cookies that are deleted after each visit.
- Persistent cookies that remain in place across multiple visits to our sites.
- Third party cookies that are used by our approved business partners.
Some of these cookies are essential and some are non-essential.
Some cookies are essential
Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use our websites. These are used ‘in-session’ each time you visit and then expire when you leave the site. They are not stored on your computer and they do not contain any personal data. However, you can delete them via your browser if you wish to, but this will restrict the functions that you are able to carry out on our sites. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website.
Here’s a list of essential cookies and how we use them:
- Session cookies
These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our sites, such as maintaining log in details for the session or a transaction. They also help by minimising the need transferring information across the Internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.
- Tracking cookies
These enable us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we are able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we are able to make improvements on our sites.
We do not record any personal information you provide during an on-site purchase or any other process.
Some cookies are non-essential
These cookies are usually supplied by our business partners and help us to filter out irrelevant messages or pop-ups and to make sure that we only send you information that is interesting and relevant to you. We also use some non-essential cookies for analytical purposes. We use the following non-essential cookies:
- Google Analytics
From time to time Main-Books use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google enabling us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we are able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we are able to make improvements to our sites.
Google also reserves the rights to the data collected.
You can accept or block cookies
By using our websites you agree that we can place both essential and non-essential cookies on your device.
You can block any cookies from any website through your browser settings. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website.
Find out more
You will find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org, which gives details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser, please see your handset manual.