What is a cookie?

A cookie is a piece of data that is stored by a website within an internet browser. This data is then sent back to the same website by the browser. Cookies act as a reliable device for websites to remember things that an internet browser has done in the past – this includes clicking particular buttons, log in details, or having read pages on that site previously.
Typically, a cookie contains information such as the domain from which the cookie comes from, a value which is usually a random unique number as an identifier and the lifetime (expiry) of the cookie.
What will a cookie do for me?

Almost every website that offers advanced features - such as online ordering and custom content - uses cookies. Blackcircles.ca Website uses cookies to keep track of items within your shopping basket. Each Website utilizes unique cookies. Essentially this means that the cookies used by one site cannot be used by another site.
Blackcircles.ca Website also uses Google Analytics to help improve your future experience on the site. This helps to see which pages (on the site) are the most popular, allowing to ensure that any content on these pages is kept up to date, as a priority.
Turning off, disallowing, disabling or deleting cookies

Majority of internet browsers will provide an option to disallow cookies. You can usually find out how to do this in the help menu section of your browser.
Cookies can also be deleted by using your internet browser – however make sure to disallow cookies first, otherwise they will be reapplied the next time you visit a Website.

List of the different types of cookies used by the Blackcircles.ca Website: