Cookies policy page last updated: 15.05.2018

The futurehousestore.co.uk and futurehousestore.com (the "Site") is operated by Future House Store ("Future House Store", "we", "our", etc.).

This cookies policy (the "Policy") describes the way in which the Site stores or accesses information on the device that you use in order to access the Site.

By using the Site, you are providing your consent to Future House Store storing and using cookies and web beacons in accordance with this Policy. However, you can adjust the settings on the browser you use to view the Site to remove or limit the types of cookies that it accepts.

What Are Cookies and Web Beacons?

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, mobile or another device that you are using to access that website so that the website can remember and identify it. They contain anonymous information and will typically include the name of the domain from which the cookie has come. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. For example, they enable a website to identify that when you move from one page to another you are not a new user and so do not need to log on again.

Cookies can be set by the owner of the website itself ('first party cookies') or by other websites that provide content (such as advertising) for the website that you are viewing ('third party cookies').

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Web Beacons

Some of the Site's pages may contain electronic images web beacons that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information from your device, which includes a cookie number; time and date of a page view; and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.

These web beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign. Web beacons are not stored on your device and do not place any information on your device.

How the Site Uses Cookies

We may send a cookie which may be stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our Site and personalise our Site for you. Our advertisers may also send you cookies.

Some cookies used on the Site are temporary and remain on your device until you leave the Site, at which point they are deleted (session cookies). Session cookies are typically used on the Site to allow you to carry information across pages of the Site and avoid having to re-enter information and to allow you to access stored information whilst you are logged into a user account on the Site.

Other cookies used on the Site remain on your device once you have left the Site (persistent cookies). Persistent cookies are typically used on the Site to help it recognise your device when you return to it and to help us improve the structure of the Site by compiling anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use the Site.

The cookies used on the Site can be grouped into three categories.

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Site. They allow our web servers to respond to your actions on the Site and whilst browsing it. The Site will not work for you without these cookies.

Analytical cookies. These cookies allow us to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily and also to analyse the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Site in order to remember your preferences, and also allow us to provide certain aspects of the Site's functionality for example, in the shopping cart each visitor is given a unique session ID which is stored in a web browser cookie.

The cookies used are stored on your local device. Most modern web browsers have a functionality to enable users to view them.

The following is a list of the cookies we use on the Site, and what they are for.

Name Category Cookie Purpose
_utma Analytical This is used by Google Analytics to track the time of your visits to the site.
_utmb Analytical This is used by Google Analytics to track the time when you enter the site. It is used in combination with __utmc to calculate the length of your visit.
_utmc Analytical This is used by Google Analytics to track the time when you leave the site. It is used in combination with __utmb to calculate the length of your visit.
_utmz Analytical This is used by Google Analytics to keep track of how you reached the site; what search engine you used, and on what link you clicked.

Managing Cookies

Disabling and Enabling Cookies

You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. Your browser may have a Help section or some other form of instructions which should explain how to do this. If you are using a smartphone, then the manufacturer should have a website explaining how to do this.

Useful guidelines on how to do this for a number of popular computer browsers can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Please note that if you do disable any cookies, you may not be able to use some or all of the interactive features of the Site.

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