Our websites, like many others, employ cookies to gather information. Cookies are tiny data files that are placed on your devices, such as computers or smartphones, as you browse our websites. These files 'remember' when your device accesses our sites, enabling us to recall whether you're logged in or items are in your shopping cart. Cookies play a pivotal role in our websites' effective functioning, facilitating your online shopping experience and tailoring product/service offerings and ads on our sites and other platforms.
Certain cookies collect data about your browsing and buying behavior while accessing our websites on the same device. This encompasses details like viewed pages, purchased products, and your navigation throughout the site. All data transmitted via cookies is anonymized and lacks individual specifics such as names, addresses, phone numbers, or payment details. A comprehensive understanding of cookie operations can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.
The cookies stored on your device while visiting our websites are designed by:
- Sweet Home Stores or on our behalf, crucial for your online purchases
- Third parties collaborating with us on marketing campaigns
- Third parties publishing web banners for us
Cookies, alongside our marketing partners, enable us to offer personalized deals and ads when you're browsing other websites based on your activity on ours. They also support our collaboration with Google Analytics to enhance site user experience and inform us of your preferences. These insights aid in refining promotional communications, shopping experiences, and our products/services. Cookies serve the following main purposes:
- Essential functions for smooth website operation, particularly concerning online transactions, site navigation, and preferences.
- Marketing and advertising, including web banners and targeted updates through digital channels and social media.
- Collection of data on browsing and shopping behavior, enhancing your shopping experience and performance monitoring.
- Facilitating contractual obligations like payments to third parties when a product is purchased after visiting their websites via ours.
Sweet Home Stores partners with entities that serve ads or offers on our behalf. These partners use both session and persistent cookies, personalizing ads according to your interests and managing ad frequency to assess campaign efficacy. All data obtained through third-party cookies remains anonymous and does not include personal details like names, addresses, or payment information.
Types of Cookies
Two cookie types may be used during your site visit:
- Session Cookies: Deleted post-visit, these cookies remember you during your browsing session, enhancing functions like adding items to your cart and proceeding to checkout.
- Persistent Cookies: These cookies retain data for a set duration, remembering your wishlist and previously viewed items for your next visit.
Disabling and Deleting Cookies
Most web browsers allow cookie disallowance or disabling. Instructions vary based on your browser. Turning off third-party cookies won't hinder purchases, but disabling the cookies we use may prevent transactional purchases. Your browsing experience on other sites and services may also be affected. Cookies can be deleted using your browser settings, but unless disabled, they'll be reactivated on subsequent visits.
For help on disabling cookies in popular browsers:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: "Tools" > "Internet Options" > "Privacy"
- Google Chrome: "Settings" > "Advanced" > "Privacy and Security" > "Content Settings" > "Cookies"
- Safari: "Preferences" > "Privacy" > "Block all cookies"
- Mozilla Firefox: Menu icon > "Options" > "Privacy & Security" > "Cookies"
- Opera 6.0 and above: Menu icon > "Settings" > "Privacy & Security" > "Cookies"
Please note that the provided guidance may vary based on operating systems and browser versions.