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We are committed to providing you with an Internet experience that respects and protects your personal privacy and choices. Our privacy policy and practices are detailed below.

Helpful definitions:

Personally identifiable information - is information, such as your name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, that can be used to uniquely identify you.

Anonymous information - is not personally identifiable information. It is information about how you use our site. Typically anonymous information may include your domain name, I.P. addresses your type of internet browser or the time of day you visited.

Collecting and using personally identifiable information:

You can visit our site and use many of our services without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself to us. It is only when you enter details to contact us that you will be asked to provide us with personally identifiable information.

We only use this information to respond to your request or for internal marketing purposes.

We do not share cookies with third parties and we do not use third party supplied information about you to customise your browsing experience on our website.

Disclosure of your identity:

We do not disclose the identities of our users unless we are legally required to do so.

Anonymous Information:

We collect anonymous information when people use our site, even if they have not entered their personal details.

Cookies (for detailed information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie)

Cookies are used us to improve your experience when using our website and to track usage (for example what pages are being viewed) to help us understand how the site is being used. We do not use personal information in the cookies and do not track you personally, only the computer you are using. These can be session cookies which are deleted when you close your browser and/or persistant cookies which remain on your computer for a longer period of time.

To delete or stop cookies being placed on your computer refer to the help menu on your internet browser. In a few cases blocking cookies may reduce the functionality of our sites or prevent access to them depending on your chosen browser options.

From May 2012 there are a number of regulations being enforced by the UK Government as part of an EU Directive around the capture, use and sharing of website usage information. We feel that our use of cookies is at the minimum level to give you a great user experience without modifying your experience based upon your usage or the type of user we think you are.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics.

Cookies used: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

Functional Cookies

These cookies are used to enable core site functionality. They do not contain any personal information and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

Cookies used: ASP.NET_SessionId

These cookies are used to ensure that your session is maintained on a single server in our clustered hosting environment.

Cookie used: X-Mapping-lpindhfm (or similar)

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Security:

We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. Only certain employees have access to the information you provide us. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

What are Cookies

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text file that can be stored on your computer when you visit a web page.Cookies are used to help you navigate the website and to enhance your experience whilst on the website. Cookies enable a website to tailor information presented to you based on your browsing preferences.

Why do Halfords use Cookies?

Halfords use cookies to collect data about the performance of our websites and to ensure an easy and consistent user experience for our visitors.

Halfords may use cookies to personalise web pages during your visit to our websites. We will also use them to remember you for easy navigation and access during your visit. For example, when you use the stock checker, we will remember your postcode for the duration of your visit only to save you having to re-enter your postcode each time you want to check stock in your local store.

We may also use cookies to track your visit to our websites. We will collect data to identify you whilst you are browsing so that we can measure our websites and make improvements in the future. This information is only used for analytical purposes, and will be limited to a minimum. This type of cookie does not hold personally identifiable information.

Can cookies harm my computer?

No. Cookies do not harm your computer and cannot carry viruses. Cookies are intended to enhance your experience of a website, rather than obstruct it.

More Information About Cookies

To learn more about cookies, how to manage them and how they affect your online activities, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Managing Cookies

Halfords use cookies on our all of our websites to improve your shopping experience. These cookies can make it quicker and easier to browse and navigate our websites in just some of the following ways:

  • They remember items that you have added to your basket so you can buy them later on in your visit
  • They allow you to compare products whilst shopping
  • They can remember your previous selections when you are browsing the website
  • When you use the stock checker, the website will remember your postcode for the duration of your visit only to save you re-entering your postcode each time you want to check stock in your local store

In general, allowing cookies lets you make the most of all the functionalities on our websites, which have been added to give you the best possible shopping experience.

If you would still prefer Halfords not to use cookies in your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to let you know when a website tries to put one in your browser software.

How to Disable Cookies

On Your PC

Internet Explorer

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  1. Go to "Tools" and then "Internet Options"
  2. Click on the Privacy tab
  3. Use the slider to change your cookie settings to how you want them. A description of each setting will appear next to each option.

Mozilla Firefox

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  1. Go to "Tools" and then "Internet Options"
  2. Click on the Privacy icon
  3. Change the history settings to set your browser to reject all cookies, or to tailor your cookie settings to how you want them.

Google Chrome

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  1. Click on the spanner and select "Settings", which will open in a new tab
  2. On the left hand side, select "Under the Hood"
  3. Click "Content Settings" under "Privacy"
  4. Choose your preferred option in the cookies menu

On an Apple Mac

Internet Explorer 5 (MacOS X)

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  1. Choose Preferences from Explorer menu
  2. Select Receiving Files options
  3. Select Cookies
  4. Choose your preferred settings

Mozilla

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  1. Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
  2. Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
  3. Choose your preferred settings.

Safari 1.0 (MacOS X)

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  1. Choose Preferences from Safari menu
  2. Select Security icon
  3. Cookie settings are shown in window
  4. Choose your preferred settings

Opera

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  1. Go to Opera in the main menu and select Preferences (or press Alt+P to access them directly)
  2. Select Privacy

Mobile

iPad

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  1. Go to "Settings" and then select "Safari"
  2. Click on "Privacy", where you will be able to change your cookie settings

iPhone

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  1. Go to "Settings" and then select "Safari"
  2. Click on "Privacy", where you will be able to change your cookie settings

Samsung Galaxy

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  1. In the internet browser, open the menu and select "More"
  2. Choose "Settings"
  3. Scroll down to "Privacy", and then click to accept or reject cookies, or to clear cookie data

All Other Mobile Devices

All Other Mobile Devices Please consult the device owner's manual.

More Information About Cookies

To learn more about cookies, how to manage them and how they affect your online activities, visit www.aboutcookies.org.