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What are Cookies?

A cookie is a tiny text file left on your computer when you visit a website. In fact, all the files and images you open are actually left on your computer when you visit any website. That is just the way the internet works. The difference between regular web pages and images, is the small cookie file is sent back to the website that originally left it on your computer in the first place. So it might tell the web site you are visiting when you last visited them, and anything else they choose to store inside the cookie. Cookies are encrypted on your computer too, so even if someone steals your computer, they would need your username and password to have any chance of reading the contents of a cookie. So cookies are not bad or dangerous.

Also good to know, is a cookie left by one particular web site cannot be sent to another web site. That is a physical limitation that cannot be broken. Think of it as a strict, hard and fast rule of the internet.

This link gives you a in depth insight into cookies.

How we use Cookies

In compliance with recent legislation, we would like to give you more information on how we use cookies.

We take your privacy seriously, which is why we are a registered controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. The cookies we use are small data files collected by your web browser and stored on your computer, laptop, tablet and mobile phone only when you visit certain websites. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, however you can usually change your browser settings to prevent that. Some of the cookies used by our site are served by us, and some are served by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf.

Our Cookies

We use the encrypted information collected to help improve your experience of our site, i.e. by remembering your favourite restaurants, favourite menu choices, etc.

Our cookies do not store sensitive payment details; they hold a reference that is linked with the way you use our site.  We do use strictly necessary cookies which allows us to remember your postcode and what you recently had in your shopping basket and when you log into Pre-Order-It we are able to identify you as the user. In order to use cookies, we will require the user’s permission. In most cases, a pop-up will appear on your screen, asking you for consent.

Performance cookies collect information on how you browse the site, if you endured any problems and what platform you come to our site, which helps us improve our services.  Our performance cookies do not collect any information that could identify you.

Third Party Cookies are set by social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, etc) and allow you to share content from Pre-Order-It with your friends on social networks. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. The cookies to enable sharing from our site are listed below. By disabling social cookies, you will not be able to share content from our site.

Email cookies are dropped onto your web browser by our email provider to monitor the performance of our email campaigns. These cookies contain no personal information, and are solely for the purpose of displaying the most relevant Pre-Order-It product and offers to you by our third-party restaurants.

The cookies we use on our iPhone and iPad apps are classified as essential cookies; they remember items that you have added to your basket and that you have logged in, so you can complete your order. The cookies on the apps are different to cookies on a computer browser in that they are entirely contained within the app and are automatically deleted as soon as you close the app. They are completely secure and won’t harm your iPad or iPhone, They are essential to using the apps to browse and purchase from Pre-Order-It. There isn’t a way to disable cookies on the apps; unfortunately, the only way to not accept these cookies is to delete the apps from your Apple devices.

Sharing and targeting cookies are a customised browsing experience, providing you with interest based services both on the Pre-Order-It site and other sites too.

Customised cookies give you a browsing experience on our site and only collect information by reference to the IP address that you are using. Some of the customised browsing experiences may be linked to services that are provided by third parties. This information is used to inform you of products or services which may be of interest to you or for services provided by our third party partners.