Effective: 22 Dec, 2020
- Cookies which are small data files stored on your browser or device.
- Pixels, which are small images on a web page or in an email. Pixels collect information about your browser or device and can set cookies and be used to track your use of or interaction with one or more websites.
- Local storage, which allows data to be stored locally on your browser or device and includes HTML5 local storage and browser cache.
FIRST PARTY AND THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Some cookies are referred to as “first party” which means they are placed by the website you are visiting – so in our case first party cookies and pixels are placed by our own website. “Third party” cookies are placed by other organisations (with our permission) via our website. They work by collecting information from your device and passing it directly back to the third party. For example, we partner with third-party analytics providers that set cookies when you visit our website.
|Category||Subcategory||Why we use these Cookies|
|Essential||Essential||These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of a website or to purchase goods online.|
|Non-Essential||Preferences||These cookies allow the user to access the site with certain general features which are predefined according to a number of criteria in the user’s terminal (e.g., language, type of browser, regional settings). These are used to recognize a user when you return to a website. These cookies enable us to personalize content for a user and remember preferences.|
|Non-Essential||Analytics||These cookies allow us to better understand how our users interact with our website. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website when they are using it. These cookies help us improve the way a website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We can use these cookies to learn more about which features are the most popular with our users and where we may need to make improvements.|
For a full list of the cookies we deploy on our website and the categories they fall into, please click this link
When you first access our website from your computer, tablet or mobile device, a banner will be displayed informing you of your choices and how to consent to Costco’s use of non-essential cookies. If you choose not to accept certain non-essential cookies, some of the features of our website may not function properly.
You may withdraw your consent to non-essential cookies, or change the preferences you have set, at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in our link to consent management platform. A link to this platform is also available at the foot of each page on our website at all times.
Your browser will accept cookies and allow automatic collection of data unless you change the browser default settings. Most browsers allow you to manage your preferences with regard to cookies. We will always set our essential cookies and if you block these cookies using browser settings you may not be able to use certain parts of our website.