‘Cookies’ are small text files on your computer in which web sites can store and retrieve information about your use of their services and your online preferences.
Online ordering and use of the account information features require that your browser accept cookies named ‘frontend’. These are used as identifiers to distinguish your session and shopping basket contents from those of other people. These cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the features they relate to, and deleting them will cause access to those features to fail. Signing out of our web site using the link at the top of each page will cause these cookies to be removed until next time you use the site.
We use the Google Analytics service to provide us information on site usage, including which pages are most popular, what kinds of computer or device are most often used to view the site, and from where our users are coming. The information we receive is completely anonymous and used for identifying trends and for making our online services better. Google Analytics uses a number of cookies for its operation. If you do not want to have this data collected about you, you can opt out of these cookies.
Note that cookies are set on each computer or internet device and if you access the internet through multiple systems you must manage your cookie settings on each separately.
How do I turn cookies off?
The main browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
- Cookie settings in Firefox support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
- Cookie settings in Chrome support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py
- Cookie settings in Safari docs.info.apple.com/article.html
We do not recommend turning cookies off when using Stargreen.com, as this will prevent you from registering, signing in, and using many of the services on the site.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Internet Advertising Bureau's (IAB) consumer site. www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Iniative www.networkadvertising.org
They have provided a one-stop place that gathers all of the opt-out controls. Please bear in mind that the are many more networks listed on this site than those that we use at Stargreen. Visit the Network Advertising Network site for more details. networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp