Good ethics and good business are at the heart of everything we do at Ryvita and protecting your information is no exception. This means that any cookies used on our site will not contain personally identifiable information about you. However, we do use cookies on our website to help make your visits better so we’d like to explain more about how and why we use them.

Cookies make websites work better

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to companies, which helps in all sorts of ways. For you, it means you can use the site more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. They also make sure you receive the most relevant information from Ryvita. For us, cookies help us to understandhow our customers interact with our sites so we can make improvements.

We use 3 types of cookies on our websites

  • Session cookies that are deleted after each visit.
  • Tracking cookies that remain in place across multiple visits to our sites.
  • Third party cookies that are used by our approved business partners.

Some of these cookies are essential and some are optional.

Session Cookies

Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use our website. These are used 'in-session' each time you visit and then expire when you leave the site. They’re not stored on your computer and they don't contain any personal data. Session cookies enable you to carry out some essential functions on our sites, such as maintaining log in details for the session or a transaction. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. You can delete them via your browser if you wish to, but this will restrict what you're able to do on our sites and they expire when you close down the browser window.

Example:

        Name    _ryvita_session
        Host    www.ryvita.co.uk
        Path    /
        Secure  No
        Expires At End Of Session
      

For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website

Tracking Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Additionally, these cookies collect information about how you use a 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 personally. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. This information is only used to improve how our sites work.

Example:

        Name    __utma
        Host    .ryvita.co.uk
        Path    /
        Secure  No
        Expires Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:05:56 GMT
      

Third Party / Social Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used by third parties such as social networks and advertisers to provide services in return for recognising that you have visited our site. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited our sites and this information is shared with third party organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the third party organisation. For example to allow "Like" buttons and "Share" buttons to work.

Example:

        Name    datr
        Host    .facebook.com
        Path    /
        Secure  No
        Expires Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:42:31 GMT
      

You can accept or block cookies

You can block any cookies from any website through your browser settings. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website

If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies will affect all users of that computer.

Flash cookies

These cookies make it quicker and easier for you to access sites on following visits that use Flash technology. Deleting them means you may have to re-enter information each time you visit the same site. But just like any cookie, you can delete Flash cookies by going to the Settings Manager for your Adobe Flash Player. You will be taken to the Adobe website, which lists the websites with the cookies in your browser. Just click Delete opposite the relevant website.

Find out more

You’ll find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org, which gives details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser, please see your handset manual.