We need to share our new cookie recipe with you. As part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation changes, and to make sure we're clear about your privacy when using our website, we've developed clearer information on cookies and how we use them.
What are cookies?
We like cookies here at Free People, and we're not just talking about the sugary kind. As well as being the name for a sweet treat, the term cookies also refers to tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. We use these important pieces of information to remember who you are when you come back and visit, keep track of what you have in your basket and tailor our website exactly to your needs.
Cookies & how they affect you
Completely harmless to your computer, cookies don't store personally identifiable information such as name, address or payment details, but they do provide us with encrypted information to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify errors, suggest related products you may like when browsing and allow you to connect with social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. We do use other "third party" cookies who may also set cookies during your visit to be used for retargeting purposes. You always have the option of disabling cookies, but your browsing experience will be compromised.
Cookies can be defined into four types of cookies: Strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functionality cookies, targeting or advertising cookies. A list of all the cookies used on the Website by category is set out below.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies, basic functions such as add to bag, stay logged in and checkout are not possible - meaning you wouldn't be able to get your hands on the products you love!
These cookies collect information about how you use the Website, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies you, any information gained is to improve how the Website works.
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience and allow the Website to provide enhanced and more personal features. They may also be used to provide functionality such as watching one of our behind-the-scenes videos, social media interaction and user reviews/ratings.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other websites who will offer you relevant products. This type of advertising is designed to provide you with a selection of products based on what you're viewing on urbanoutfitters.com/uk, which are presented to you by our agency when you visit other selected websites.
Further info about cookies
If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org.
If you want to purchase from our website you must ensure cookies are enabled on your browser - here's how to do it.
Internet Explorer 1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and then 'Internet Options'. Under the 'Privacy' tab, ensure your setting is at medium in order for cookies to work.
Firefox 1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and then 'Options'.
Select the 'Privacy' icon, click on 'Cookies', then select 'accept cookies from sites'.
Chrome 1. Click on 'Settings' at the top of your browser window and then 'Advanced settings'.
Under 'Privacy', click 'Content settings' and at the top, ensure 'Allow local data to be set' is selected. Scroll to the bottom, click ok.
Safari (PC) 1. Click on the 'Cog' icon at the top of your browser window and then 'Preferences'.
Click the 'Privacy' tab and under 'Block cookies' and chose 'Never'Close the box.
Safari (MAC) 1. Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences'
Click 'Security' and choose to accept cookies 'always' or 'only from sites I visit’.
Close the box.
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