Privacy and Cookies Policy

BowMeows Privacy & Cookie Policy

Please read our Privacy & Cookie Policy to learn how and why we use cookies and tracking technologies on this website.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto a user’s hard drive when accessing certain websites. This technology is commonly used across a large majority of websites. Most of the cookies that we use on this website are necessary to enable you to move around the website and to use its features.

Which cookies are used on this website and for what purpose?

Our site makes use of 'Per-Session' cookies - Cookies are small text files offered to your computer by web servers in order to keep track of your browser as you navigate the site. Unlike "persistent" cookies, which are stored on your hard drive and can last for years, even decades, "per-session" cookies are stored only in your browser’s temporary (cache) memory and are deleted when you shut down your browser.

Here is how our session cookies work: Each time you visit our site, our web server offers your browser a temporary session cookie containing only a randomly-generated numeric string. As you navigate the site, this unique numeric text string is read back to our web server, allowing us to generate an anonymous "click trail" profile of your visit. From the aggregated information on unique visits, we learn how visitors interact with our site, how we can improve our site design and content, and how to improve visitors’ experiences. Session cookies also ensure that your shopping cart is not lost while placing an order online.

Our use of session cookies ensures your online privacy and security. Here’s why: The contents of our session cookie are not linked, shared or associated in any way with personal information that you may have supplied to us or made available elsewhere. A new and unique session cookie is randomly generated for each visit. This means that we cannot track or link together multiple visits by any single user over time. Our session cookies cannot be "read" by any other Web servers, meaning that you cannot be tracked or profiled using our cookie when you surf across multiple sites on the Web.

Visiting our web site with cookies disabled will not prevent you from browsing our web site. You can set your browser to detect and reject cookies. Please consult your browser’s Help Menu for instructions. But if you choose to disable cookies, please be aware that the contents of your shopping cart could, in some rare instances, be lost. Cookies help to ensure that data is not lost during your shopping experience.

Performance cookies – These cookies are used to inform the performance of, and improvements to, the website. They collect information about how visitors use the website. Performance cookies that we use on this website are:

  • Analytical cookies: We use Google Analytics to record visitor numbers to the website and to understand how visitors navigate through the website, how much time is spent on each page, and so on. This information helps us to improve the way the website works. This browser data is anonymous and cannot be traced to individual users. To read Google’s own Privacy Policy please click here
  • Third party cookies - These are cookies set by another website in order for tools provided by them to function.
  • Social media and mapping: At times our website will contain snippets of content from external sources such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or Google Maps. You can disable these cookies (see below), but it may cause the tools to cease to function.

What’s new about this?
We haven’t made any changes to the cookies that we use, just the way we notify you of their use. As part of new EU and UK legislation, known as the ‘Cookie Law’, we want to ensure that you understand and accept the use of cookies on this website.

What if I don’t want cookies used during my visit?
As most of the cookies used on this website are necessary to the correct functioning of the website, we recommend that you allow cookies to be used. If you would prefer to block cookies however, you can do this through your browser settings. For more information on how to do this, you can visit AboutCookies.org
To disallow anonymous Google Analytics data to be collected about your visits to websites, go to the Google Analytics Opt-out.