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Why use them? They allow a website to recognize you. Not personally, usually, but, for example, your username, preferences, and/or shopping basket contents.
Why ask for consent? A European directive requires websites now ask visitors for consent before setting cookies, prompted in part by concerns about the online tracking of individuals and the use of spyware. The majority of cookies are well-intentioned, but the directive intends to help visitors make an informed choice regarding them.
What cookies will The Water Label use? If you choose to set any preferences, we will create a persistent cookie to remember them. Should you need to sign in to a section of the website, we will create a temporary cookie to remember you've signed in. A third party, statcounter.com, will create a persistent cookie to aid our collection of visitor statistics – that is, to identify if a page load is coming from a new visitor or a returning visitor (and nothing more than that).
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