Cookies

Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that our website will send to your computer. They allow our site to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart and store your details if you select the 'Remember Me' Option. They can't read information saved on your drive and are not computer programmes. Without using cookies our website will not function properly and you will not be able to order. You can turn off cookies within your browser by going to 'Tools | Internet Options | Privacy' and selecting to block cookies. If you turn off cookies, you will be unable to place an online order with The Paper Lantern Company and will need to phone us to order. 

1. What Are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that websites place on users' computers to make the website faster and easier for you; they allow us to make your shopping basket work properly, and they help you move from one part of the paperlanterncompany.co.uk website to another easily. 
Cookies do not contain any personal or private information, and they can't read information saved on your drive. They are not computer programmes so they cannot harm your computer, or be used to spread viruses, or to get a user's email address or private information. 
Without using cookies our website will not function properly and you will not be able to order online.

2. Managing Cookies

You can learn how to turn off cookies by consulting the "Help" tab of your browser via the menu bar. For further information on non-essential cookies used for targeting and banner advertising please see below. If you turn off cookies, you will be unable to place an online order with The Paper Lantern Company and will need to 'phone us to order. Please note that cookies are computer specific, so if you log on to a site from a different computer, the cookie settings on that computer will apply.

3. What Our Cookies Do

The cookies we use fall into 3 groups:

Functionality Cookies enable you to buy products on our website. They allow you to browse, order, pay for items, and make the check-out process easy. For example we have a cookie that saves your shopping basket for 2 hours - if you leave the ordering process and return to finish it an hour later, the cookie will ensure the contents of your basket are still there to save you having to re-enter them.

Analytics Cookies measure and analyse how customers use our website. They track visitor numbers and things like the number of pages visited and the order visited, and time spent. We use this information to improve the experience for all customers.

Marketing Cookies identify how you find and/or reach our website. This helps us gauge the relevance and effectiveness of our marketing, for example by telling us if you have opened an email that we have sent you.

Targeting Cookies assist in targeted advertising. These cookies can track your visits around the web but they don't know who you are. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.

If you would like more information on any of these types of Cookies, including how to opt-out, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com/

4. Are cookies safe?

Yes. The information stored in cookies is safe and anonymous to any external third party, and your account security is never compromised. You can find more information about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ and www.youronlinechoices.com/. For a video about cookies visit https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/technologies/cookies/

5. Third Party Cookies

These cookies enable us to monitor which adverts you see and click on to get to our site.

For details of the Third Party cookies we use please see the table below. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of Third Parties or other websites so we advise that you check these yourself.

The following Cookies are all used for Analytical and Targeting purposes: 

  • Google Tag Manager
  • Google Analytics
  • Bing Ads
  • Facebook Connect
  • Facebook Custom Audiences
  • Pinterest

 6. Opting Out

Website visitors who don’t want their data used by Google Analytics can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here. Visitors can also opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings.

This Cookie Notice was last updated on 24th October 2019 and further changes will be communicated by updating this notice.