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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Security is a subject we take extremely seriously and shopping with Purely Health Direct will always be safe and secure. However, if you prefer not to order online, you can still place your order by phoning 0800 912 23 06 The telephone lines are answered 24 hours a day. Between 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, calls are directed to Purely Direct Services. Outside these hours, your order will be processed by our call handling agents. The following information details our security policy. If after reading it you still have questions, please Contact Us. This security information was last updated on 15th April 2015.


 

Cookies In Use on This Site


Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below


 

Granting us permission to use cookies

Upon your first visit to this website you will see a message box in the footer asking if you would like to opt-in to using cookies while browsing this website If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.


 

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Remembering recently viewed products/pages
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.


 

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties


 

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily Like or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by:

  • Google –  provide us with like ability on Google+
  • Facebook –  provide us with Like and Share functionality
  • Twitter – Privacy Policy  provide us with Tweet functionality
  • AddThis – Privacy Policy  provide us with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package
  • Media6Degrees – set by the AddThis sharing and social buttons
  • ScorecardResearch –  set by the AddThis sharing and social buttons

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.


 

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend. We use:

  • Google Analytics

Full list of Cookies:

Cookies set by Google for Google Maps functionality:

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Cookies set by AddThis for share and like button functionality:

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Cookies set by Twitter for sharing functionality:

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Cookies set by us for website functionality:

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Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software. The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

Christmas holidays

We will be closed for the Christmas holidays from the 21st December 2017 until the 3rd January 2018. Orders received during this period will be dispatched upon our return. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.