Cookies

Cookies

We use a feature of your internet browser called a 'cookie' on the Sainsbury's website. We do not use 'cookies' to retrieve personal information about you from your computer. We will only gain such information if you have knowingly and willingly provided such information to us.

Our Assurance

At Sainsbury's our vision is "to be the most trusted retailer where people love to work and shop". We value our customers and understand how important it is to treat the data we capture correctly. We consider this information a vital part of our business, so we can bring you great quality and service at fair prices. We do not, nor will we ever sell, rent or loan any data to 3rd parties that identifies you without your consent. For further details on how we use your data please see our Privacy policy.

Your Acknowledgement

We hope that after you have read our policy you will have sufficient details about the 'cookies' used on the Sainsbury's website to be reassured that we use them responsibly.

By navigating around the Sainsbury's website we will assume you are happy with 'cookies' being set by us to improve your experience at Sainsbury's online. The cookies enable us and selected suppliers to show you products that we believe you will be interested in.

What is a cookie?

A 'cookie' is a very small piece of information in the form of a text file placed on your computer hard drive by lots of the websites that you visit. 'Cookies' allow us to help you get the best out of your visit to the website and improve your user experience, for instance by remembering that you have visited before. They can also be used to make sure that the advertising you see is relevant to you.
For further information about 'cookies' please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
In this policy we have used the following categories of 'cookies'

  • Strictly Necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting

This categorisation has been defined by The International Chamber Of Commerce (UK).

How does Sainsbury's use 'cookies'?

Our 'cookies' are used to store basic information, like your user identification. They do not store password or credit card information.

Strictly Necessary cookies
'Cookies' are set to help support the structure of the pages that are displayed to you. These help the website to function and enhance the look and feel of the website. They also help to improve navigation around our website and allow you to return to pages you have previously visited. This type of 'cookie' only lasts for the duration of the time you are visiting the website. When you leave the website they are deleted automatically.

Performance cookies
'Cookies' are used to provide aggregated statistics on visitors to our websites and their browsing behaviour. This enables us to order the site to make customers' journeys easier, and if necessary make improvements. The data is aggregated and anonymised, which means we cannot identify you as an individual. We use a number of tools to carry out analytical functions on our site including, Google Analytics and Omniture. You can view their privacy policy here http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html and here http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy

Functionality cookies
We use 'cookies' to make accessing the website more convenient, so you don't need to remember your username / email address. This information will allow us to welcome you by name, and over time to personalise our website content to reflect your preferences. For security reasons, you will still need to enter your password.

Our 'cookie' will remain on your hard drive until you choose to clear it. If you choose to do this, you will need to enter your details each time you visit the site It is possible for you to view our website without providing any personal information but you will need to register your details so we can process any online order you may make. An advantage of registering is that we will be able to contact you about special offers from which you can benefit.

Targeting cookies i.e. Third Party Cookies and Cookies used for Advertising
Sainsbury's may set 'cookies' on your computer and allow carefully selected third parties to do the same while you are browsing our site. These will collect information about your browsing habits and allow us to show you adverts while you are browsing our site and other sites on the internet.
'Cookies' are used to help us understand the performance of our marketing activity and improve the relevance of the adverts that you see. We use these 'cookies' to display products and services that we think will interest you, both on our website and on other websites across the internet.
Should you wish to disable your 'cookies' from your web browser please see Cookie Maintenance.

Cookie Maintenance

You can set your browser to accept or reject all specific 'cookies'. You can also set your browser to alert you each time a 'cookie' is presented to your computer. You can delete 'cookies' that have been stored on your computer but remember, if you prevent us from placing 'cookies' on your computer during your visit, or you subsequently delete a 'cookie' that has been placed, it will not be possible for you to use our website effectively.

By disabling your 'cookies' from the browser settings, you will be restricting the 'cookies' that Sainsbury's uses to manage its website and this will have an impact on how the website will function. This will apply to all websites once 'cookies' are disabled via your browser settings and not only Sainsbury's websites.

If you would like to restrict or block 'cookies' that are set by us and other websites, you can do this through your web browser settings. Instructions for how to do this for the four most used web browsers are below. For other web browsers, please use the Help function on your browser for details on how to do this. For information on how to restrict or block 'cookies' on your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Guide to Disabling 'Cookies' using Web Browsers

Safari

  1. Go to the Safari menu.
  2. Click on the Preferences.
  3. Click the 'Security' tab.
  4. Under 'Accept Cookies', set it to accept, reject or selectively accept cookies.

Firefox 3.0+

  1. Click on 'Tools' in the menu bar
  2. Click on 'Options...'
  3. Click on the 'Privacy' tab in the top section
  4. From the drop down box select 'Use custom setting for history
  5. Un-tick the box that says 'Accept Cookies from sites'
  6. Click OK and Close the screen.

Internet Explorer 7.0+

  1. Click on 'Tools' in the menu bar
  2. Click on 'Options'
  3. Click on the 'Privacy' tab in the top section
  4. Click on the 'Advanced' button
  5. Select 'Prompt' for both 'First party cookies' and 'Third party cookies'
  6. Click OK and Close the screen.

Google Chrome 8.0+

  1. Click to 'Tools Menu'
  2. Click on 'Options'
  3. Click on 'Under the Bonnet'
  4. Click on 'Cookie Setting button and tick 'Block all third-party cookies without exception'
  5. Close the screen.