We want your experience of the Medlar website to be easy, useful and reliable. Services delivered via the internet sometimes involve placing small amounts of information on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. These include small text files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally, carry viruses or be used to install malware.
What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent to your device from a website. This means the website can recognise your device if you return to the same website. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is an anonymous number (randomly generated) and is stored on your device. Some expire at the end of your website session; others remain on your computer for longer.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task, e.g. filling out a web form or a web survey

Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page

Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with the different aspects of our online services so we can make them better

You can easily manage these small files, so for more information about cookies, or if you would like to learn how to remove cookies from your device, visit
How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data about your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

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Cookies used on this website

The cookies on this site are identified below according to whether they are first or third party.
‘First party’ cookies

These cookies are usually set by the website you are visiting, in this case The normal use of such cookies is for session management. These are ‘session-based’ cookies often used in order to ensure the smooth running of customer sessions. This includes remembering your selections or preferences that you’ve already made when looking at information or using a service. Medlar does apply first party cookies as these functions are provided by third parties.


‘Third party’ cookies

These cookies are set by other parties who's services we use on our site. These services are listed below:

ECWID - This is the shopping portal we use for all our secure transactions via the Medlar Online Bookshop. ECWID in turn uses SagePay or PayPal to complete these secure transactions.

The information below is applied to customers who visit our on-line store (though ECWID do not use cookies as such, they use your browser’s local storage instead). Local storage is a database area within your browser where scripts can save information for later use. ECWID say an advantage of using local storage is that the information in it doesn't expire and your browser doesn't need to send this information each time you refresh a page (as it does with cookies).
More information about ECWID and cookies

For unregistered MEDLAR customers the following information is stored by ECWID:

- the number of items in your cart
- your preferable category layout
- the ID of the Medlar ECWID store

If a customer adds any product to a cart, the local storage will also contain:

- products added to cart
- the shipping address

If a customer goes to the checkout, the local storage will have the billing and the shipping address entered during checkout. If a customer has created an account or has logged in, it will also have some ECWID session information. ECWID also states that if customers decide to block sites from storing any of their data, their browser will not save information to local storage either. Customers will be able to checkout, but if they reload their Store page, all the information, such as the products in a cart, will be lost.

ECWID recommend that customers allow this information otherwise the website may not work correctly.

SagePay -  Takes secure payments from credit or debit cards via ECWID portal.
More information about SagePay cookies.

PayPal - Takes secure payments from credit or debit cards via ECWID portal.
More information about PayPal cookies

Cookies from the above sites are used to enable you to complete the task without re-entering information already given (e.g. so the website can ‘remember’ that you’ve already filled in fields in a payment form). These cookies are used to complete secure ecommerce transactions through the Medlar Press ECWID bookshop portal. The Medlar Press does not hold or keep any Credit/Debit or other payment card information.

Google Analytics - Google Analytics cookies are used to evaluate site performance in terms of number of visits, unique visitors, drop-off rate for transactions etc. We measure numbers and volumes of visitors to different parts of our site and this helps us ensure the service is fast and available when you want it. It also helps us ensure that different pages on our site are useful and easy to find. More information about Google analytics cookies.

MailChimp - Mailing company used for mailing Medlar Press email newsletters.
More information about MailChimp cookies

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