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What are cookies

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At Bensons For Beds we use cookies to keep track of what you have in your basket, and to remember you when you return to our site.

To order products on bensonsforbeds.co.uk, you need to have cookies enabled - see the section on Managing Cookies. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but see Managing cookies for help to turn them on should you need to.

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine relevant related products to show you when you're browsing.

We do have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit to be used for remarketing purposes - in other words to show you different products and services based on what you appear to be interested in. If you'd like to opt out, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website (opens in a new window - please note that we're not responsible for the content of external websites).

We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you'd expect nothing less from us, and please be assured that we're working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the website.

Third party cookies

When you visit bensonsforbeds.co.uk you may notice some cookies that aren't related to Bensons For Beds. If you go onto a web page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Some of the business partners that may set cookies on bensonsforbeds.co.uk include:

Partner nameWhat their cookies are used for
TagMan 

Adnetwork 

Affiliate Window 

Doubleclick 

Facebook 

Google 

SeeWhy 

Twitter
Sometimes we'll advertise on 3rd party websites. TagMan cookies are used to help us and our advertisers see which advertisements you click on and interact with. Each individual advertiser uses its own tracking cookies and the data taken is not confidential or interchangeable.

Examples of these advertisers include Google (including Google-owned DoubleClick for paid advertising on Google.com), Adnetwork, Affiliate Window and SeeWhy.

TagMan provide a global Opt-Out function, whereby a user can go to their website and switch off TagMan tracking here (opens in a new window - please note that we're not responsible for the content of external websites). If you opt out in this way for bensonsforbeds.co.uk, you'll also be opting out from any other companies that use TagMan.

bensonsforbeds.co.uk 'share' tools

If you take the opportunity to 'share' bensonsforbeds.co.uk content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

 

Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites).

Our cookies policy

To make full use of the online shopping and personalised features on bensonsforbeds.co.uk, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from bensonsforbeds.co.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You'll find information about 3rd party cookies on the previous tab.

Cookie nameCookie purpose
Cart
Category_info
Compare
Currency
Customer
Customer_auth
Customer_info
Customer_segment_ids
External_no_cache
Frontend
Guest-view
Last_category
Last_product
Newmessage
No_cache
Persistent_shopping_cart
Poll
Polln
Recentlycompared
Stf
Store
User_allowed_save_cookie
Viewed_product_ids
Wishlist
Wishlist_cnt
The association with your shopping cart.
Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
Your preferred currency
An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
Stores the Customer Segment ID
A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
You sesssion ID on the server.
Allows guests to edit their orders.
The last category you visited.
The most recent product you have viewed.
Indicates whether a new message has been received.
Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
Information on what polls you have voted on.
The items that you have recently compared.
Information on products you have emailed to friends.
The store view or language you have selected.
Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
The products that you have recently viewed.
An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
The number of items in your Wishlist.
HomeStyleBasket This cookie holds the unique id of your shopping basket. Your shopping basket wouldn't work without it.
X-Mapping-jplijkede This cookie is used by our website load balancing system to ensure that your visit to our website is handled by the same web server. Your visit to the website would not operate correctly without it.
_utma,_utmb,_utmc, _utmz These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics software. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and shopping times. That information helps us to improve the website and your shopping experience, and to make our marketing campaigns relevant.

The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams at Bensons For Beds and Google and never shows any confidential information.
Adnetwork This cookie shows us how you found our website and which website you came from. This helps us know which of our online marketing channels is most effective. They also allow us to reward some external websites for directing you to us.

Flash cookies (or Local Shared Objects)

On bensonsforbeds.co.uk we display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they're managed differently by your browser.

If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings (opens in a new window). Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies for bensonsforbeds.co.uk you'll be unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.

 

bensonsforbeds.co.uk 'share' tools

If you take the opportunity to 'share' bensonsforbeds.co.uk content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

 

Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites)

Banner advertising on other websites

This type of advertising is designed to provide you with a selection of products based on what you're viewing on bensonsforbeds.co.uk, which are presented to you by our agency when you visit other selected websites. The adverts may highlight alternative styles and colours as well as products from other categories deemed relevant to your browsing history. The technology behind these adverts is based on cookies. Find out more about cookies, and why and how we use them, via the What are cookies tab.

Your privacy

Please be assured that the data contained in the cookie used in these adverts is completely anonymous and doesn't contain any of your personal details.

Third-party cookies

When you visit bensonsforbeds.co.uk.com you may notice some cookies that are not related to Bensons For Beds. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

 

Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites)