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Cookie Policy

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies to help in the order process. If you wish to disable cookies you may do so via your browser.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Types Of Cookies

Session Cookies

Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of each browsing session (typically when the web browser is closed).

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies remain until the expiry date and time set by the web server (or otherwise manually deleted by the user).

1st Party Cookies

1st party cookies originate from the same domain as the website being visited (in this case www.scifi.biz)

3rd Party Cookies

3rd party cookies originate from a domain that is different to the website being visited (for example this website uses cookies set by www.google.co.uk).

Cookies We Use

We use the following cookies on our web site www.scifi.biz:

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Used to store data between subsequent requests of pages on our website. This is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the current browsing session. This cookie is required in order to purchase from our website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics cookies are set by the tracking code ga.js and are used to provide us with data to analyse the effectiveness of our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse what our visitors like and what they don’t like. We then use this information to manage our website and make changes based on anonymous statistical feedback.

Google uses the following cookies:

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We only use cookies for the purposes stated above and where necessary for the provision of a specific service or functionality that you have requested from us (for example logging into a members area or purchasing products from our shop).

You can set your browser to reject cookies but if you do so you will be unable to use some areas of our website and other websites on the internet.

For more information about how to reject cookies please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.