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1. What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At birdseye.co.uk we use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
To get the most out of birdseye.co.uk, you need to have all cookies enabled. If you don't wish to enable cookies or wish to disable specific cookies, you'll still be able to use the site. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but see the section below called “further information about cookies” for help to turn them on (or off) should you need to.
Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine relevant related products to show you when you're browsing.

2. Our cookies policy

To make full use of the birdseye.co.uk, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.
Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information.
However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from birdseye.co.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You'll find information about 3rd party cookies below.

(a) Cookies set by birdseye.co.uk

Cookie name

Cookie Purpose

AccountCreated

This cookie is set when you register on the site. The cookie allows the site to address you personally and to personalize content.

AlreadyVisited

This cookie is set when you visit the website and serves to distinguish new from returning visitors in order to allow the site to behave differently.

Sitelanguage_ *

This cookie stores the language that you choose from the initial language selection screen. After you have made your language selection the language selection screen will not be shown when you return to the site you will get the website in his preferred language. In addition to the language screen, this cookie is also used to display other multi-language features on the website in the right language.

Rating

This cookie is set by the ‘rate this product’ and ‘rate this recipe’ feature of the website. If you rate a page, this rating is stored in a cookie to avoid you giving a duplicate rating for the same page.

ASP.NET cookie

The Iglo website is programmed in ASP.Net. ASP.Net as a technology can temporarily store information needed by the website during the visit of the surfer, called a ‘session’. To make sure the website knows which session-stored information belongs to you (as opposed to a different visitor), an identifier is stored by your browser.

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

This analytics cookie keeps track of returning visitors and their visits to the website. The identifier stored in this cookie serves to recognize returning visitors. These figures are used by us to create visitor statistics and to improve the content shown on the website.

website_*#lang

This cookie stores the language that you choose from the initial language selection screen. After you have made your language selection the language selection screen will not be shown when you return to the site you will get the website in his preferred language. In addition to the language screen, this cookie is also used to display other multi-language features on the website in the right language.

SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE

The identifier stored in this cookie serves to recognize different visitors. These figures are used by Iglo / BirdsEye to create visitor statistics and to improve the content shown on the website.

Google Analytics __utmv

Through Google Analytics we can create custom user segmentations based on predefined user behaviour on the website. This cookie helps us assign a visitor to a specific segment and provide us with analytics data that we use to improve the website.

Google Analytics __utma

This cookie tracks the first and the last visit of a surfer to the website. This helps distinguishing unique from recurrent visitors, as well as the number of recurrent visits.

Google Analytics __utmb and Google Analytics __utmc

These cookies work together in order to define the duration of a visit to a website. The __utmb cookie takes a timestamp of the moment a visitor enters the website. The __utmc cookie takes a timestamp of the moment a visitor leaves the website.

Google Analytics __utmz

This cookie keeps track of specific visitor information: where does the visitor come from, what search engine the visitor used, what keyword the visitor entered and what is the geographical location of the visitor. We use this information to improve the services we provide to you.

(b) Third party cookies on birdseye.co.uk

Please note that during your visits to birdseye.co.uk you may notice some cookies that are not related to birdseye.co.uk. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. birdseye.co.uk does not control the dissemination of these cookies.
You should check the third party websites for more information about these but some examples of third party cookies that may appear on birdseye.co.uk are noted below:

(i) Flash cookies (or Local Shared Objects)

On birdseye.co.uk we may display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they're managed differently by your browser.
If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings (opens in a new window). Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies for birdseye.co.uk you'll unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.

(ii) birdseye.co.uk 'share' tools

If you take the opportunity to 'share' birdseye.co.uk content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't 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.

(c) Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window).
If you'd like to opt out of cookies, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website (opens in a new window).
Please note that we're not responsible for the content of external websites.