Cookies – what are they?
A "cookie" is a piece of information, like a tag, that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. It can help identify your device – like your PC or mobile phone – whenever you visit that website again. Cookies are used by most websites nowadays to make the best use of their websites.
What are cookies used for?
What information is kept by the cookie?
A cookie will typically hold information such as the name of the website that it has come from, how long the cookie will stay on your computer or phone and a value – usually a randomly generated unique number
How long do cookies stay on your computer?
There are two types of cookies commonly used:
Session cookies – these only last whilst you are shopping on our website, only until you close your browser. These are not stored on your hard drive. They are usually used to track the pages that you visit so that information can be customised for you for that visit. For example keeping a product in your basket before you logged in.
Persistent cookies – these are stored on your hard drive until you delete them or they reach their expiry date. These may, for example, be used to remember your preferences when you use any site.
How do cookies affect your privacy?
You can visit any website including ours without revealing any personal information.
We protect your personal information very carefully. The security and safety of your personal information is very important to us.
We ask you for personal information only when you buy something from our shop so you can use our services. We will never disclose your information to anyone outside Rimmon; we are required to do so by law.
Cookies are used for a variety of things that help improve your online experience. If you're shopping in our shop and have put something in your basket a cookie will make sure that the item stays in your basket when you move to a different page and then on to the checkout.
To make login faster by remembering your customer details, to make the page load quicker, to make sure our pages are optimised for your specific browser or device by giving us technical information about the device or browser you are using
Safety and security
Some cookies help make sure your information is secure when using our website while at the same time keeping our forms and shopping site easy to use.
Improving our service
What can you do to manage cookies stored on your computer or phone?
Most PCs automatically accept them but you can change your browser settings to restrict, block or delete cookies if you wish. 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.
We include details of all our customers on our database. This information remains confidential, and will not be shared with any other business. Unless you indicate otherwise on the order form (by un-ticking the boxes) we will send you mailouts by post about 3 times a year and somewhat more frequently by email, usually 4 times a year. We are likely to include information from the Jewish Music Institute and from Jewish Music Distribution, our sister business.
We will never disclose your information to anyone outside Rimmon; we are required to do so by law