Cookie policy

Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our web server to your browser. It is stored on your hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites, and will not damage your system. If you would like to know more about cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:

• estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
• store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our website according to your individual interests;
• to speed up your searches

Hammersmith Books use cookies to show us which areas of the site are popular and those that are not often visited, thus enabling us to use our website resources in the most effective way.  We do not use them to identify you specifically.

We use session cookies to keep you logged in for the duration of your visit, to enable you to complete transactions on this website and, for example, to pre-populate forms with information to save you keying in data that you have already provided.

We use permanent cookies to record basic web traffic analysis using Google Analytics and to remember you on your return to our websites.

Email communications

Hammersmith Books uses cookies in its email communications via Constant Contact to track whether that communication has been opened and read, and whether the recipient has used the onward links contained in the email. This allows us to monitor and improve our email communications.

What we do not use cookies for?

Hammersmith Books cookies do not analyse visits to other websites. We do not use cookies for any third-party activities (other than Google Analytics and Constant Contact as described in this document), or to insert any contextual advertising.

How can you manage the use of cookies on this website?

You can reset your browser to refuse cookies or alert you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept cookies, some features of this site might not work as intended (e.g. services accessed while logged in, and all transaction/checkout facilities). We do not use cookies to identify you personally, except when you opt to use the logging in facility.