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You can find more information about the individual cookies we used on our site and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below.
A: Cookies created and managed by RoaldDahl.com
Type of Cookie
Strictly necessary / session cookie
When you close your browser
Remembers your browser and monitor set up to make sure images are shown properly when viewing our site.
Remembers items you have put into your shopping basket and monitors your access status to the site's administrative system.
Functionality / session cookie
Remembers whether or not you have seen the cookie disclaimer message.
Never or when you clear your cookie cache.
Remembers whether you chose the “parent/guardian”, “teacher”, “child” or “other” option when you first visited our site, so that when you return again to our site we can provide content to you that is most relevant to your selected user type.
B: Cookies created by third parties to help RoaldDahl.com
Analytical / performance
These cookies carry out analytical and search engine services to assist us in the improvement and optimisation of this site. They enable us to see how many people use and navigate our site and its services, as well as the routes people take to move around our site. These cookies "remember" what you have done on our website in previous pages / interactions.
We use this information to measure how well our site is doing, and where we need to improve our website service to you.
Google Analytics does not collect any personal information about you. These cookies are collected in anonymous form.
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Triggered from when you first visit our site and expires when you close your browser.
Triggered from when you first visit our site and expires 30 minutes after you leave our site
6 months - triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter.
These cookies are used to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site.
It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site.
Triggered at the start of browsing session and ends when browsing session ends
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