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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from a website to your computer or mobile phone’s Internet browser. It is stored on your device’s hard drive and is used by websites to track online traffic flows. Unless you have programmed your computer to reject cookies, websites have been using cookies to enhance your online experience for years.

How we use cookies

This website uses cookies to gain a better understanding of our customers and their needs so we can improve their online experience with us. This applies to all visitors to our website, regardless of where in the world they live.

In order to comply with EU regulations, users now have the option of accepting our cookies. Although you will still be able to access most of our content without cookies, your visit to our site would benefit from the additional functionality that cookies will provide.

Whenever a person visits www.strongcottonbags.com, we collect basic information about their behaviour on our site. This includes things like what pages have been visited and how they found our website. The information we gather for these purposes does not identify anyone and we make no attempt to find out who has been to our site.

What we do gain from this information is a better understanding of what people are interested in on our website and how we can improve their experience on it.

To access this information, we use the following cookies:

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use: Google Analytics: This cookie allows us to gain a better understanding of how visitors use our site, what content they are interested in, and how they found us. The information we get from Google Analytics is anonymous and for the most part comes in the form of statistics.

Social Website Cookies

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The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

People who use our online services

For convenience, we do have an online contact form that allows people to enquire about our services. This information is sent to us via email and is not stored on our site through cookies. We will not give your contact information to any other organisation unless legally obliged to do so.

Managing your cookies

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Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies, as explained above. However, doing so will likely limit the functionality of this website and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of modern websites.