How we use cookies and cookie-like technologies

Updated 21.11.18

At C&G baby club we want to be open and transparent in the way we use cookies and what this means for you. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the functionality of our website but there are also cookies that you can opt out of or block.

We strive to provide you with sufficient information on the cookies we use so you can make an informed choice on the information you share with us.

If you have any further questions or comments, feel free to contact us.

What are cookies and pixels?

A cookie is a small file saved on your computer or mobile device. It has a unique ID assigned to your device and enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as location, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time. That way, you don't have to keep re-entering the information whenever you come back to the website or browse from one page to another. Cookies can also help customize your browsing experience.

Not all cookies contain personal information but where they do, we will treat this information as personal data in accordance with our Privacy policy.

We also treat cookie information as personal data where it is associated with your C&G baby club membership or other contact information.

The emails we send contain ‘web beacons’ or ‘tracking pixels’: these are one-pixel image files that link to our website, allowing us to see if you have opened the email. This information is associated with your e-mail address and linked with your ID.

With this information, we can provide you with the newsletter tailored to your interests. We will also record which email links you click on and match this data with actions you have taken on our website.

Types of cookies

There are two broad categories of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically. Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser and are thereby automatically deleted.

Why do we use cookies?

Generally speaking, there are a few reasons why we may use cookies:

  1. Cookies that are strictly necessary for the website to function and to enable you to make use of the services we provide;
  2. Cookies that collect data related to the use of our website and the performance of it. We use this information to improve our online products and services;
  3. Cookies that we use to personalise and optimize your experience on our website. These cookies store information on your choices such as text size, language and screen resolution.
  4. Cookies that are placed by third parties for targeting or advanced services (such as social media cookies) or for advertising purposes.

Please click here for more information about the cookies we use.

Your preferences

Changing your cookie preferences

It’s possible to restrict or block cookies or even delete cookies that have already been placed on your device. If you do so, you may not be able to access certain parts of our website and we may think that you have never visited us before and will therefore show you the Cookie Notice again and ask for your consent in placing cookies.

You can also restrict or block cookies by changing your browser’s settings. Check the specific information in your browser’s help section to find out how to manage your cookie settings.

Turning off email tracking pixels

You can only block email tracking pixels by blocking image downloads in your email client, however if you do this your emails might not display correctly, or you may not be able use the links within them.

If you wish to opt-out completely, you can do this by unsubscribing from our email programme using the link in all our emails, or updating your preferences on the website.

How to contact us

If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding cookies, please contact us via our contact us page.