Cookies

Matalan is in the process of changing and updating www.matalan.co.uk so in future it will be easier for you to manage the cookies we use. Whilst this process is ongoing there may be some cookies that may not be controlled correctly until we've finished changing and updating www.matalan.co.uk.

Shortly you will be able to manage the cookies used on www.matalan.co.uk when you visit the site, at present this feature is not available, as soon as it is www.matalan.co.uk will let you know when you visit. Until the updates to www.matalan.co.uk are completed you will need to manage cookies through your web browser settings.

The cookies used on www.matalan.co.uk fall into the following categories:

  • Essential
  • Analytical
  • Functionality
  • Targeting

For more information about cookies see the further reading below.

Essential Cookies

Essential cookies let you move around the website and use essential features, essential cookies remember what is in your basket when you move to check out and record your bank details allowing you to purchase goods online. Essential cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

Matalan use essential cookies to…

Remember information you've entered when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session; Remember information entered into forms, including promotion codes; Remember the goods in your basket when you get to the checkout page; and Identify you as being logged in to www.matalan.co.uk Accepting essential cookies is a condition of using www.matalan.co.uk, so if you prevent these cookies we can't predict how the website will perform during your visit.

Analytical Cookies

Analytical cookies collect information about how you use the website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help Matalan improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

Matalan uses analytical cookies to… Provide statistics on how the website is used; See how effective our adverts and emails are (we don't use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites); Provide feedback to partners that one of our visitors also visited their website. This can include details of any products bought. This lets our partners improve their website, but we don't allow our partners to reuse this information for further advertising; Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur; and Test different designs of our website.

In some cases, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above. Using our site indicates that you accept the use of Analytical cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using www.matalan.co.uk, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how the website will perform for you.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. Matalan uses functionality cookies to…

Remember settings you've applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colours; Remember if we've already asked you if you want to fill in a survey; Show you when you're logged in to the website; and Share information with partners to provide a service on our website. The information shared is only to be used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose. Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties – where this is the case we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we can't offer you some services, and will reduce the support we can offer you. It's also possible that preventing these cookie stops us remembering that you didn't want a specific service.

Targeting Cookies

Targeting cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

Matalan uses targeting cookies to…

Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites; Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in; Provide 3rd parties with information on your visit so they can direct you to Matalan products you may be interested in. You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. Most of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may use the third parties' own tools to prevent these cookies. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Matalan Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose Type
sid= Session Identifier Identifies when your session on the web started. Essential
auid= Anonymous User Identifier Identifies anonymous users. Essential
aid= Account Identifier Authentication Identifier. Essential
Cookies starting with_utm(utma,utmb,utmc,utmz and utmv) and_#srchist=; and s_ Analytics These Cookiesare used to analyse information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to complile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited. Analytical

Third Party Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose Type
Floodlight id These are used to track marketing campaigns. Analytical
Rich Relevance Cookies starting with R3_common These cookies collect anonymous information about the products you view and allow us to personalise the content we display. Targeting

Please note that our third parties and social networks will use cookies for a variety of reasons, their privacy policies are available here:

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy

Careers Site

Below is a list of the cookies that we set our Careers site at http://www.matalan.jobs/index.html :

Name Purpose Type
UserName Identifies your email address to populate the log-in field when you return to the site. Functional
RememberMe Identifies you have chosen your username to be remembered. Functional
ASP.session Identifies when your session on the website started and keeps you logged in until your session has ended. Functional

Business 2 Business Site

Below is a list of the cookies that we set our Careers site at http://www.matalan.jobs/index.html :

Matalan Cookie Name Purpose Type
Session Cookie ASPSESSIONIDQTCQ Identifies when your session on the website started and keeps you logged in until your session has ended. Functional