1. What are “cookies”?
When you visit this website, it will store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of “cookies”. These “cookies” are very small text files that may be downloaded to your computer or mobile device.
The information is used mostly in order to make this site work as you would expect. The information does not usually identify you directly, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some cookies. However, please be advised that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of this site and the services that we are able to offer.
2. Can cookies harm my computer or mobile device?
No. Cookies cannot harm your computer and cannot carry viruses. Cookies are intended to enhance your experience of a website, rather than obstruct it.
3. What cookies are on this website?
3.1 Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are always active, and are necessary for this website to function. They cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.
3.2 Performance cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular, and see how visitors move around the site.
All information that is collected by these cookies is aggregated, and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies are set by the Google Analytics service, but are managed by Halfords.
3.3 Targeting cookies
These cookies are set through our site by our partners. They are generally used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. You can control these cookies by following the guidance in section 4 below. However, if you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
To support Google’s bidding advertising exchange
To enable users to view job vacancies
To track viewing of videos and deliver targeted advertising
Video hosting / sharing
4. More information about cookies
To learn more about cookies, including how to manage them and how they affect your online activities, please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. You can also learn how to control cookies on different browsers at www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-control-cookies/, or if you want to know how to delete cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The Internet Advertising Bureau website (Your Online Choices) which you can visit at www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
New technologies such as Mozilla's Do Not Track (www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/dnt/) allow you to tell websites not to track you.
It is noted however that blocking cookies may, on occasion, reduce the functionality of a website or prevent access, depending on the browser options which are selected.
We may also sometimes use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content. To improve your experience, Flash Cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) are stored on your computer in the same way as other cookies, but they are managed slightly differently, and not through your browser. If you want to disable or delete Flash Cookies, you will need to visit the Adobe website: www.adobe.com/uk/. However be aware that if you disable Flash Cookies, then you will not be able to access any flash based content.