What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer, smartphone, or other electronic devices, whenever you visit a website. Cookies store certain information about you to improve website functionality and are used by most websites.
- Obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the website.
- Carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitor requirements and interests.
- Target our marketing and advertising campaigns and those of our partners more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests.
- Make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
The cookies we use
Necessary cookies help to ensure our website is usable by enabling basic functions including page navigation, identifying trusted web traffic, identifying call traffic, and keeping your cart contents saved as you visit other pages. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Statistic cookies allow us to see how our website visitors interact with the site by collecting and reporting anonymous information. This includes the source of your visit, for instance, if you came from clicking on an advert, or if you came through organic search results. It also includes which pages you viewed, if you are a new or returning web visitor, where you clicked, and if you submitted any web forms or enquiries.
Third-party cookies are cookies set by a domain other than our own. While we have no control over the cookies from external services, we can make you aware of why we allow the use of third-party cookies on our website.
Third-party cookies help us to:
Improve your experience on our website through content.
An example of how we allow third-party cookies through embedded content is through YouTube, which is the platform we use to host our video content. We then embed these YouTube videos on some of our web pages to improve your experience. Data regarding your interactions with these videos may be stored by YouTube.
Make sure you can see offers that are personalised to you.
Through advertising network, we ensure that the ads you see from Shred Station are relevant to you and are not recommending unsuitable services.
Improve our website by analysing web traffic and collecting statistics about website visitor usage.
Web analytics services such as Google Analytics help us to see how our website is being used. This includes which pages are most frequently viewed, how long visitors spend on each page. This information helps us to ascertain which pages are the most popular and useful to website visitors, which, in turn, helps us to create more useful content. Please note that third-party analytics platforms such as Google Analytics may collect some personal data such as your IP address and store these on their servers.
How to turn off cookies
Please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website if cookies are disabled.
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are blocked. Most browsers will have different settings to choose from, so you have the option of blocking some cookies and keeping others.
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: