A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is placed by a website within a computer or device through your web browser; the cookie is subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser.
Cookies are designed to assist your computer or device to remember something the user has done within that website e.g. remembering that the user has logged in, or which buttons have been clicked.
There are specific cookies related to knowing a user is logged in or not. These are known as authentication cookies. Authentication cookies are important for the website to know what information to show you, or if it needs to ask you to log in.
To shop with Homebase on our website, mobile site or apps, cookies need to be enabled on your browser. Cookies are used to offer a personalised experience when browsing the website on your computer, tablet and mobile phone, and are also used by our Apps.
If you choose not to allow cookies you may have difficulties in using the Homebase website or Apps.
Yes, cookies, or other data storing devices are used on all of our digital channels (web, mobile, tablet and Apps).
On the whole we only keep cookies for the duration of your visit to one of the Homebase channels (website, mobile website etc) except where indicated otherwise in the Cookie List. Please refer to the Cookie List for more information. Cookies placed by our carefully selected third party partners may be retained for longer.
No, cookies do not contain confidential information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details. However, Homebase does not control what information is stored by third party cookies.
We will update this list as we make changes to the shopping experience on our websites, mobile website and mobile applications.
These cookies only last for the duration of your visit to our website. We use session cookies to help improve your experience with us and to support key activities that you want to undertake on our website. An example of this is in our website trolley, where session cookies are used to retain the items you added to the trolley until you are ready to checkout. These cookies are administered by us and none of your personal data is stored or retained after you have left our website.
These cookies are written on to your computer’s browser and remain in place until they expire or you choose to delete them. These cookies are used for two primary purposes:
These cookies are used to measure your engagement with our website. They allow us change and develop our website to improve your experience with us. We may use this data to send you communications around areas of interest to you. Our marketing cookies also allow you to participate in customer surveys, giving you a chance to provide us with feedback and allowing us to further improve your online experience.
These cookies are used to support your experience on our website, such as the ability for you to leave product reviews, and to measure how you respond to enhancements that we test from time to time.
Homebase also provides links to external third party websites and you may choose to click through to these sites. If you do so, these third party sites may send cookies to your browser. We do not control the setting of, and accept no liability in connection with, these cookies – please look at the cookies policies on the respective websites for more information about what they do with cookies and how you manage them.
We offer our customers the ability to share products on social networking sites such as Facebook. If you take the opportunity to share content in this way, the social network may send cookies to your browser. We do not control the setting of, and accept no liability in connection with, these cookies – please look at the social network’s websites for more information about what they do with cookies and how you can manage them.
We have a variety of pages on social networking sites such as Facebook. If you use these pages, the hosting sites may drop cookies onto your devices. We do not control the setting of, and accept no liability in connection with, these cookies – please look at the third-party websites for more information about what they do with cookies and how you can manage them.
From time to time Homebase may run competitions or other applications within Facebook or other social networking site, these applications may drop cookies onto your devices and you are advised to read the terms of the application for more information.
You have different options to manage the cookies on your computer or device.
You can change your browser settings to prevent cookies from being accepted, or, depending on which browser you are using, you might be able to receive an alert when a website is trying to place one on your browser. With most browsers you can allow first party cookies to be set but refuse third party cookies.
If you change your cookie preferences, you will still be able to browse around the site but certain functions will not be available, for example you will not be able to place a reservation or a home delivery order, set up a new account or access an existing account. Also, by not allowing cookies, some of our standard functionality will not work, for example deleting certain cookies will remove items from your trolley or sign you out of your Homebase.co.uk account. Also, in the trolley icon at the top right of the web page, it may appear that you have items in your trolley, although these may actually have been deleted.
Your browsers ‘help’ menu should tell you how to block cookies or change your cookie settings. How you adjust your browser will depend on the browser you are using.
You can delete cookies stored in your browser by using a function in your browser. Whilst this does not mean you won’t collect cookies in the future, it gives you freedom to delete your cookies after you have been online. This function is often known as ‘clearing cookies’.
Clearing your cookies on one browser of one device does not automatically clear them on another. You need to clear all browsers on all channels independently.
You can find some helpful information about cookies on:
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You can manage the cookies on your computer through your internet browser, using the links provided below.
Remember that the choices you make in managing the cookies on your browser may impact the experience you have when visiting our website, and other websites.