What are cookies and should I be paranoid about them?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual e.g. by remembering information about your preferences.You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. For example you may not be able to add products to your basket, or login to certain areas of the site if cookies are disabled by your browser. So if your paranoia means you disable SoulPad cookies then you won't be able to buy our lovely products online and will have to phone us instead.
Can cookies steal my identity/persona/children?
You should be aware that there are folks out there who can exploit just about anything, including cookies, to meet their own nefarious ends. That's not us. We use 'analytics' cookies to help us make our website better for those who visit it regularly. They help us work out what users like and don't like and how we can improve things for you. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. We do not use the data gathered through cookies to contact you via post, email or phone. We cannot use them to look through your windows at night or listen to your phone calls.
Where will this cookie madness end?
When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as SoulPad is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.
More information about how to disable cookies and about the risks they pose, visit allaboutcookies.org