What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is placed by a website within a computer or device through your web browser; the cookie is subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser. Cookies are designed to assist your computer or device to remember something the user has done within that website e.g. remembering that the user has logged in, or which buttons have been clicked. This enables a website to understand what elements of the site work well, and which ones don't. The information is then used to improve the website and Apps to offer the best shopping experience for you, the customers. The GoGroopie website also employ cookies and similar technologies placed by carefully selected third party partners to help provide you with relevant advertising and manage GoGroopie’s commercial relationship with those partners.
First and third party cookies
First party cookies are cookies that are specific to the Website that created them (in this case, or another GoGroopie domain or sub-domain). GoGroopie will place cookies on your device to help operate an efficient service and to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to the website.
Third party cookies are those that are set by a domain different to the one that the user is visiting. GoGroopie uses a variety of carefully selected third parties to provide certain services to improve the service offered to you. 
Be assured that GoGroopie only work with reputable advertising networks which comply with applicable privacy laws, and the cookies placed by GoGroopie and its partners only store general information about your visit, and do not store your personal information.
During your visit to GoGroopie, the types of cookies that will be used are:
Essential cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website (for instance your account data). Without these cookies, we cannot provide you with services you may ask for, like saving a shopping basket or remembering login details. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or advertising purposes or remember where you've been on the internet. These cookies generally expire at the end of your session (i.e. when you leave the GoGroopie website).
Example cookies currently on GoGroopie website Cookie description  Cookie purpose  Cookie duration
 PHPSESSID  Session management (First party – GoGroopie)  This cookie is required for the GoGroopie website to identify the user session  One month
 jy  Session management (First party – GoGroopie)  This cookie helps identify the current browser session  One session
Performance cookies
Performance cookies are utilised by GoGroopie to analyse how visitors use the website and to monitor website performance. This allows GoGroopie to provide a high quality experience by customising pages and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, performance cookies could be used to keep track of which pages are most popular or which page designs users find easiest to use. All the information that these cookies collect is aggregated/anonymous and is only used to improve how the website works.
These cookies may be first party or third party, and generally expire at the end of your session.
Examples include:
Web analytics (Google Analytics) – these are used for managing the performance and design of the GoGroopie website. These cookies can be third party cookies, but GoGroopie will be the only party which will use the information
Affiliate tracking – these are used to let affiliates know that a visitor to the GoGroopie website visited a partner website some time later and if that visit resulted in the use or purchase of a product or service, including details of the product and service purchased
Testing designs – these are used to test variations of design, typically using A/B or multivariate testing, in order to ensure that the GoGroopie website maintains a consistent look and feel for the user in the current and subsequent sessions
Error management – these are used to measure errors presented on the GoGroopie website. Typically this will be to support service improvement or complaint management and will generally be closely linked with web analytics
Example cookies currently on GoGroopie website Cookie description Cookie purpose Cookie duration





Analytics (Third party cookie from Google analytics) This is a Google Analytics cookie that tracks the user journey throughout the GoGroopie website One session
2c.cld Affiliate cookie (Third party) Used to track user journey from third party website to GoGroopie website Typically 30 days
Functionality cookies
On some pages GoGroopie have embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. GoGroopie does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Targeting and advertising cookies
From time to time GoGroopie and its trusted advertising partners use these cookies to deliver online ads which are relevant to you and your inferred interests. GoGroopie also uses these cookies to limit whether or how often you will see an online ad as well as help measure the effectiveness of online ad campaigns. These cookies are usually placed by advertising networks with GoGroopie’s permission. The cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. GoGroopie partners with certain carefully chosen third party advertising networks, to target online advertising to people who have, or have not, interacted with our site. For instance, if you have viewed a deal on GoGroopie but have not purchased it, we may target an advertisement for that deal to you when you are visiting another website. Typically, these cookies expire after 30 days.
How to delete cookies
You can delete cookies from your device by using your internet browser. However, please bear in mind that if you delete any cookies, settings previously made on our website will be lost and it may have a negative effect on your browsing experience.
If you choose not to allow cookies then please follow the link below that corresponds to the browser you are using. You will then find detailed information on how to control cookies for your browser. Remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites, and not just this one:
Safari (mobile):
Mozilla Firefox:
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Google Chrome:
All other browsers: Please look for a ‘help’ function in the browser provider
If you’d like to find out more about cookies and their use on the internet, you may find the following link useful