What are cookies?

Cookies are small files stored locally on your web enabled device by websites that you visit, they can be either session or persistent cookies. If they are session cookies then they are removed when your web browser closes. If they are persistent cookies then they will remain on your web enabled device after the web browser closes, but they will have an expiry time which can be anything from a few minutes to several years, once expired they are removed. Cookies can also be classed into first party and third party. First party cookies are set only by the websites you are visiting. Third party cookies, however, are set by websites other than the ones you are visiting, for example, we use first party cookies on our website for the shop to function properly and third party cookies for analytics. A more detailed breakdown of the cookies used on our website is show later. For more information on cookies please visit the following links:

UK Government help on Cookies

Can I turn cookies off?

Yes you can, most web browsers allow this but some websites will stop working correctly if you do so. The shop and secure payment parts of this website need cookies to be on to work properly. Please visit the following liks to see how cookies can be turned off in various browsers:

Apple Safari
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to measure how users interact with our website content so we can make continuous improvements. Google Analytics uses a combination of session and persistent cookies to remember what a user has done on a previous page / interact with the web site. Google Analytics does not store any personal information about the user. A list of the cookies used by Google Analytics are shown in the table below:

Third party Name Purpose Info



These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to help us improve the overall website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Privacy Policy



When you choose to pay for goods on our website using PayPal you are transferred to their secure payments form. PayPal may use a combination of session and persistent cookies to allow the form to function correctly. For more information please visit the following links:

PayPal Cookies Policy
PayPal Privacy Policy

For more information please contact info@sharksswimshop.com