What are cookies? And why do we use them?

There are lots of misconceptions about cookies and what they are for. At Local Appliance Repairs we believe in being open, upfront and honest. In this section we briefly explain the cookie types we use and how they benefit your experience using the website.

Cookies are used by almost all websites. They contain simple pieces of information and they are downloaded on to your pc when you visit the website. Cookies are not programs; they are simple text files that can be used by a website for various purposes. At Local Appliance Repairs we use cookies to ensure our website works efficiently and also to observe visitor behaviour on our website during a session.

All the information contained in our cookies is used to ensure the website works correctly, delivers the performance you expect and also to improve the overall experience we offer our visitors and customers. Some of the cookies we use are essential to the operation of the website.

We typically use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To keep track of your booking
  • To view visitor behaviour and areas of the site visited
  • To monitor and run advertising and marketing campaigns

Overview of the types of cookies used


Essential cookies are technical cookies that are required for the operation of our site. Without essential cookies our sites can’t operate properly. Typically these cookies are used to support key functions such as keeping track of the booking.


These cookies allow us to identify and count the number of visitors to our sites and to see how visitors are using the website. This helps us to improve the way our sites work and develop functionality to make shopping with us a more rewarding experience.


These cookies enable us to understand and remember the choices that you have made. This information enables us to provide a more tailored user experience and to develop new functionality.


Our site uses a range of cookies for marketing purposes. Marketing cookies record your visits to our sites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on them more relevant to your interests. Sometimes we share anonymous information about your browsing activity recorded using cookies with our advertising partners. They may use this information to advertise products that may interest you on other sites. Please note we don’t share any of your personal or sensitive information.

The use of cookies will not result in you receiving unsolicited emails. We understand that not everyone wants to receive marketing information. In order to receive marketing communications from us, you have to opt-in. This can be done during the checkout process or you can sign up here. You also have the option to unsubscribe from our email mailing list at anytime.

Use of cookies & consent

As described above we, like most other websites, use cookies in the operation of our website. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies for the purposes described. If you do not consent to the use of cookies, please refrain from using this site. Please note that you can delete any cookies used during this visit in your browser settings.

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Restricting cookie use

Please note that cookies can be restricted. Should you wish to restrict the use of cookies, you can adjust the settings in most popular internet browsers. However, by restricting cookies you may limit the use of some areas of the site.

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Data Protection

We take your privacy seriously and safeguard your data and personal information in compliance with the Data Protection act. For more information on how we use your data please read our privacy policy.