COOKIE POLICY

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored within your internet browser, the hard drive of your computer or other mobile or handheld device placed there by the websites you visit. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive and are used to recall when your computer or other device accessed the website. In a similar way to many other websites, when you enter the website of  Hoombletoys & Collectables Limited (hoombletoys.com) your computer will be automatically issued with a cookie.  This allows us to improve the speed and reliability of this website so providing you with a better service and enhancing your experience. Cookies themselves do not identify individual users and are not used to collect or store personal information about you. There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies and other tracking technologies. Through your browser settings, you can accept or decline cookies or set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. You may disable cookies by modifying your internet browser settings. However you should be aware that you may not be able to use all our interactive features if you set your browser to disable cookies entirely. If cookies are disabled, this website may not function as intended and we accept no liability to you for this. You may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our website and some features and services may not work. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your preferences. You can delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. The various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings. It may not be possible for you to selectively opt out of all third-party advertising cookies placed on our website. You should also be aware that disabling cookies does not disable other types of analytics products which we may use to collect generic information about how you and other visitors used our website.

Please note: Our sites use cookies for technical functionality. If all cookies are disabled on your computer or device, you’ll still be able to browse but you will not be able to add products to your basket nor complete a purchase.

How Long Does a Cookie Last?

The time of expiry of a cookie can be set when the cookie is created. By default the cookie is destroyed when the current browser window is closed, but it can be made to persist for an arbitrary length of time after that.

Security:

There is a lot of concern about privacy and security on the internet. Cookies do not in themselves present a threat to privacy, since they can only be used to store information that the user has volunteered or that the web server already has. Whilst it is possible that this information could be made available to specific third party websites, this is no worse than storing it in a central database. If you are concerned that the information you provide to a website will not be treated as confidential then you should question whether you actually need to provide that information at all.

Hoombletoys.com has used all reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorised access to personal information, maintain data accuracy and ensure appropriate use of any personal information. However, you acknowledge that the internet is inherently insecure, and hoombletoys.com cannot prevent and is not responsible for, interception or “hacking” of information transmitted through this website by unauthorised third parties.

How does hoombletoys.com use cookies?

We use several categories of cookies with each performing different functions. You can learn more about cookies and their functions generally by visiting an information website like allaboutcookies.org. Cookies aid various functions. We use cookies on our website to provide you with essential features and services such as keeping track of the items in your shopping bag, learning more about how you reached our website and storing your preferences so that you need not enter them upon every visit. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

Cookie Types and purposes:

Mandatory,  Essential,  Functional Cookies: 

These are cookies that our website needs to function. If they are not accepted by you, parts of the website like storing items that are in your shopping basket, producing your bill at the checkout, ensuring that website pages display correctly, determining when you are signed in, populating recently viewed toys, preventing fraudulent activity, improving security and measuring and analysing the performance of our services, for example, by understanding what pages customers find useful will not be usable. Our functionality cookies are used to remember choices you make (such as preference, country location, or other online settings) and provide the personalised or enhanced features that you select. They can be used to provide online services to you, or to prevent online services from being offered to you if you previously indicated you did not want to receive such services. All information collected by these cookies is anonymous. However, the information collected by us using these cookies may be associated with your registered account if you are a registered user, allowing our cookies to track your browsing or to detect your experiences when accessing our website from different devices.

If we allow a third party to provide you with content and other online experiences on this website or online service then the third-party may place their functionality cookies on your device and use their functionality cookies in the same way we use ours, to provide you personalised or enhanced features in connection with the third-party content or experience. If you delete these functionality cookies, any preferences or settings you selected will not be retained for later visits. We do not collect information on your browsing behaviour on websites which we do not operate and do not share information collected using our functionality cookies with our advertisers or other third parties.

Analytic cookies and Performance Cookies:

We (or service providers operating on our behalf) may place our performance cookies on your device. These allow us to understand, recognise and count how many visitors have been to the website, how many times they visit, how they move around our website when using it and what pages have been viewed. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Although analytic cookies allow us to gather specific information, they are used to generate aggregated, anonymous information about how you and other users use this website and its features. If you have a registered account with us, the information collected by us using our performance cookies may be associated with your registered account.  Performance cookies  allow us to track the customer journey and identify and resolve any issues. The information collected is used by us for our benefit, to improve our website experience or for other statistics gathering purposes. For instance, our performance cookies collect information about which pages on this website you visit most often, if you open or read the communications we send, which advertisements you view or interact with on this website or other websites on which our advertisements appear and if you receive any error messages. The information collected may be used to improve users’ online experience generally, to collate statistics, or customise your online experience by showing you content we think you will like. Generally, these cookies are only used by the website and the data is not shared broadly. 

Preferences Cookies:

These cookies allow us to remember your personalised preferences so that we can provide a more bespoke and unique online shopping experience. Each time you visit our website and use the search tool, your results will be based on previous filters you applied. We also store this information to understand more about how you use our website and which filters are important to you.

Targeting Cookies:

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. Aside from setting cookies ourselves, we also allow carefully selected third parties to set cookies during your visit to our website. These organisations provide us with information on how you use hoombletoys.com. We use these cookies to promote our newest products and latest offers to you based on your activity at hoombletoys.com. For example, you may see products that you viewed on hoombletoys.com presented on other websites as you move around the internet. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

Links to External Websites

This website may contain links to external websites. All payment data is stored by  PayPal. You may find their privacy notice link at  https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.   Hoombletoys.com is not responsible for the cookies policies of any such external websites. This Cookie Policy applies solely to information collected by us. However, in some cases, third parties may place their performance cookies on your device through a website you visit to determine the best place for advertisements to be placed on the website based on user behaviour.  The information these third-party performance cookies collect is used to determine which third-party advertisements to display on this website, how often to display them, and in which locations of this website the third-party advertisements perform best. These third-party performance cookies do not collect information that identifies you personally.

Registered Guests

We may analyse online activities of registered guests across our websites and online services by use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Where you have opted in to receive communications from us, we may use cookies and other tracking technologies to tailor future communications to reflect your interests. We may also use cookies or other tracking technologies within our communications to you (for example to see if they have been read or opened or to see what content you interact with and what links you follow) so that we can better match future communications to your interests. We will not share your contact information with any third-party advertisers unless you give us permission.

Children

This website does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children’s products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may purchase from this website under the supervision of an adult.

For any queries regarding your visit to hoombletoys.com, please contact us on [email protected]

For more information about how we use the information you submit on this website, please read our Privacy Policy.