cookie policy

Sometimes we (the comfy team at sofa.com) place cookies (not the biscuit type), which are tiny data files, on your computer or handheld device. This is usual for all websites as they are essential for helping us to deliver a high quality website and online shopping experience for our customers. They help you to shop by remembering what you have put in your shopping cart, as well as enabling you to order on the site. Some cookies also collect information about browsing and buying behaviour. For more information about cookies, including how we use them and how to disable them, read our full Cookie Policy below.

By using and browsing the sofa.com website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, please disable the cookies as detailed below and you will still be able to use the site for research purposes.

If you are using Firefox 2.0+ / 3.0+ / 4.0+/ to disable cookies:

Go to 'Tools' in the menu bar
Click on 'Options'
Click on 'Privacy Tab'
Disable the box that says 'Accept Cookies From sites'

If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0+:

Go to 'Tools' in the menu bar
Click on 'Options'
Click on 'Privacy' Tab on top
Click on 'Advanced" button
Select "Prompt" for both "First party cookies" and "Third Party Cookies"

If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) 8.0+:

Go to 'Tools' in the menu bar which should drop down then click on 'Internet Options'
Click on 'Privacy' Tab on top
Click on 'Sites' a new window should open called 'Per Site Privacy Actions'
Type in the URL of the site you wish to allow or block cookie in th 'Address of website' box

If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) 9.0+:

Go to 'Tools' in the menu bar which should drop down then click on 'Internet Options'
Click on 'Privacy' Tab on top
Move the slider up to the 'Block all Cookies' button
Important Notice: Blocking all cookies may prevent you from entering alot of sites.
The next two Internet Explorer privacy levels, High and Medium High, may be more suitable.

If you are using Google Chrome to disable cookies:

Go to 'Tools Menu'
Click on 'Options'
Click on 'Under the Hood'
'Cookie Setting' should be selected. Once done select 'Block all Cookies'
Now all cookies should be blocked on your Google Chrome

cookie policy – more information

Information collected

Some cookies collect information about browsing and purchasing behaviour by people who access this website via the same computer or device. This includes information about pages viewed, products purchased and the customer journey around a website. We do not, however, use cookies to collect or record information on users’ name, address or other contact details. Sofa.com is able to use cookies to monitor individual customer browsing and purchasing behaviour but third parties are not able to identify customers using cookies.

Who sets the cookies?

The cookies stored on your computer or other device when you access this website are set by sofa.com, our suppliers who partner with us to help deliver a high quality website and online shopping experience, and other third parties.
Some cookies are set by or on behalf of sofa.com and are necessary to enable customers to a make purchases on our website.
Cookies may also be set by third parties who participate with us in affiliate marketing programmes. The most important such third parties are AdGenie and Media IQ who broadcast banner advertisements on behalf of sofa.com and a number of other reputable companies. None of these third parties collect any personal data from which they would be able to identify individual customers.

What are cookies used for?

The main purposes for which cookies are used are:
1. For technical purposes essential to effective operation of website, particularly in relation to online transactions.
2. To drive sofa.com marketing, particularly banner advertisements and targeted updates which are explained in more detail elsewhere in the Privacy Policy.
3. To enable sofa.com to collect information about the browsing and shopping habits and activities of customers, including to monitor the success of campaigns, competitions etc.
4. To enable sofa.com meet its contractual obligations to make payments to third parties when a product is purchased by someone who has visited our website from a site operated by those parties.

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