The details contained on this page are provided to ensure you are fully aware of the cookies we use, allowing you to make an informed choice about your continued acceptance of cookies. We are currently examining all elements of our web operations and working to meet the EU guidelines relating to protecting your privacy online.
What are cookies?
Cookies are pieces of computer code that allow small amounts of information to be passed from your internet browser to our web server. They allow websites to recognise your PC, mobile, tablet or other device as you browse. For more detailed information about how cookies work, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Data passed by cookies will never contain your name, address, telephone number or payment details. Thunderpole will never disclose your personal details to any third parties.
Cookies serve many functions. Some examples are that they allow us remember whether you are logged in to the site, to remember what items you had in your shopping basket and to serve content tailored specifically for you. They also provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.
What cookies do we use?
1. Session cookies
We use session cookies, they are deleted after each visit to our site. For example, when you are browsing our site, it will remember you for the duration of your visit, but the cookie will be removed from your computer as soon as you close down your internet browser. It is session cookies that allow you to add an item to the basket and then move through the checkout. Disallowing these cookies via your web browser will mean you are unable to place an order on this site.
2. Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies remember you for a set period of time. On your first visit to the Thunderpole site, you will be presented with a default view. Over time, the version of the site you see may change, as persistent cookies remember items you have previously viewed, preference changes you have made, or whether you logged into or out of your account while browsing.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Manage Your Cookies
If you wish to control and remove cookies, this can be done via settings in your web browser.
Most web browsers will provide the option to turn off, or disallow cookies. How you do this depends on the web browser you are using. Instructions for disallowing cookies can usually be found in the browser’s ‘Help’ menu. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of a website. Many of the interactive functions offered by websites are dependent on cookies and disabling or blocking cookies can prevent these services from working or reduce their usefulness. Note that in common with most other transactional websites, refusing cookies via your web browser will mean that you are unable to make a transactional purchase on Thunderpole’s website. Cookies can be deleted using your web browser. However, unless they are disallowed they will be re-applied the next time you visit a website.