This page describes what cookies are, how we use them and why we sometimes need to store them on your computer. It also covers how you can prevent cookies from being saved to your computer, however, this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site’s functionality. The information collected in this way is used strictly for statistical and personalisation purposes as it helps Shoprite understand which areas of our sites are of particular interest to our customers and also which pages are not being requested. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve the way you use Shoprite’s websites. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, however, you can change your browser’s settings to prevent this. Please note that if you choose not to receive cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of Shoprite’s websites.
The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) is aimed at protecting your personal information and prescribes what we must and must not do with it. POPI created an Information Regulator who checks that companies like Shoprite manage personal information in a responsible manner that respects your privacy.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser’s respective Help section on how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies may affect the functionality and features of this and many other websites. Disabling cookies will usually result in disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, the following social media sites including Facebook and Twitter will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes.
Cookies collect information such as your IP address (the unique number your machine uses when it is connected to the internet), what you looked at, whether the page you requested was successful or not, and which browser you used to view the pages. Your browser will automatically store this information.