cookie policy

cookie policy

Last modified 02January , 2024

Your privacy is important to Philosophy and we are committed to protecting your personal information.

This Cookie policy provides you, as a user of our website with clear and accessible information about the cookies and similar technologies that Philosophy uses, why they are used and the choices you have via your cookie settings.

We encourage you to take the time to review this Cookie policy in full. However, we have designed this Cookie policy so that you can easily find answers to the questions that you might have.

What are cookies and similar technologies?

Cookies, are small data files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website or application. When you return to the Philosophy site, or another website that recognizes the cookie, the cookie is sent to that site to enhance your experience by remembering your preferences, providing tailored advertising, helping you navigate more efficiently or keeping you logged in. You can find out more about cookies at or

To learn more about what Philosophy specifically uses cookies for, please refer to the section “How does Philosophy use cookies?”. Also Philosophy uses similar technologies to cookies, including pixel tags, mobile device identifiers and server logs to understand how you are using the website and provide adverts tailored to you and your interests. These technologies often take the form of a small, transparent graphic images placed on a web page or in an email. They work with cookies and capture data like your IP address, when you viewed the page or email and what device you were using.


How does Philosophy use cookies?

When you access the Philosophy website, view or interact with Philosophy content or otherwise communicate with us digitally, Philosophy and our partners use cookies and similar technologies to:

  • Understand the behavior of users to the Philosophy site,
  • Track which parts of the Philosophy site people have visited.
  • Understand the profile of the users of the Philosophy site,
  • Target and tailor our advertisements and content to users and measure the effectiveness of our advertisements, for example to recognize you when you visit the Philosophy site and provide a more personalized experience (for more information on how we use tailored advertising, please refer to our (Privacy policy); Philosophy Privacy Policy.
  • Make the Philosophy site as convenient and personal as possible, for example by keeping you signed in,
  • Provide certain services that require the use of cookies such as using an online shopping basket.


We may also use cookies for analytics purposes - for example, we may analyze your information including your location, products and/or services requested, age, time zone and IP address against our wider customer base for internal business purposes, such as generating statistics and developing marketing plans, to improve our services and products, the Philosophy sites and Philosophy content.

We may also aggregate and de-identify your information to create customer segments and share with our licensees and partners.

We may also use cookies for tailored advertising purposes. For example, we, or with third party vendors, may use your information to provide you with tailored advertising on third party sites, including Social Sites. These advertisements are either: (i) “contextual” (meaning they are presented due to the webpage that you are viewing); or (ii) “behavioral advertising” or “interest-based advertising” (i.e. where advertisements are shown to you based upon your interests which we have inferred from your information including demographic, geographic and interest-based data).

We may use tailored advertising to specifically include or exclude individuals who have registered for our products and services that are most relevant to you.

We may match your browsing activity on one device, such as your mobile phone, with your browsing activity on another device, such as your tablet, to ensure our advertising is tailored to you. To allow us to do this, our preferred technology partners may share information, including your browsing patterns, geo-location and device identifiers, and we will match that information to the information in our user base as a whole by identifying the browser and devices that appear to be used by the same person. To learn more about how we share your information, please refer to our Philosophy Privacy Policy. .

When you: (i) Sign in to the Philosophy site using a social site or other websites; (ii) Access social sites using the Philosophy site or other websites; and/or (iii) Submit content to social sites or other websites using the Philosophy site; that social site or other websites may use cookies and similar technologies to collect data about user behavior for their own purposes. This use of cookies is in line with that third party’s own cookie policy, over which we have no control


What types of cookies does Philosophy use?

There are different types of cookies:

  • Session cookies – These are cookies which expire once you close your web browser.
  • Persistent cookies – These are cookies which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them.
  • First party cookies – These are cookies set by the website that you are visiting at that time, either by us, or by a third party at our request.
  • Third party cookies – Upon your consent, these are cookies that may be set by a party other than that of the website you are visiting.


The cookies used on the Philosophy Site can be categorized into the following categories:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies– These cookies are required for the running and operation of the Philosophy site and cannot be switched off in our systems. For example, by facilitating your account login when accessing secure areas of the Philosophy site; allowing you to navigate around the Philosophy site including remembering text you have entered into a form; determining if your browser has JavaScript enabled to allow you to view content; and using an online shopping basket. Without these cookies, some of the services that you have requested will not be provided.
  • Performance Cookies – These cookies collect information about how the Philosophy site is used to help us understand how the Philosophy site is performing in order to improve the quality of the Philosophy site and your experience when using them. For example, by counting the pages visitors go to most often, and whether any visitors receive error messages.
  • Functionality Cookies – These cookies enable the Philosophy site to provide you with a customised experience when navigating the site. For example, they remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise.
  • Targeting Cookies- The Philosophy site uses cookies set by us and our third party partners in order to understand how you use the site in order to build a profile of your interests. The information collected via these cookies will be used to show you better and more personal adverts on the site and other sites you visit and analyze traffic to the Philosophy site. We will share the personal information collected about your use of the Philosophy site with our advertisers and analysts.
  • Social Media Cookies - The Philosophy site use cookies set by Social Sites (such as the Facebook “like” button) which enables you to share and engage with our Content via these Social Sites. By allowing these cookies, these Social Sites may be able to track your browser activity and build up a profile of your interests.

How to manage your cookie preferences?

We have set out below the ways you can manage your cookie preferences across your browser and your mobile device:


Cookie Management Tool
You can choose which performance, functionality, targeting and social media cookies you accept by using our cookie management tool, which is accessible here and from the “manage cookies” link on each web page.


Browser Cookies
You can prevent Philosophy storing your browser cookies by refusing cookies or by changing your browser settings. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. However, please be aware that when you disable cookies, some features and services on the Philosophy sites may not functional properly and may cancel opt-outs that rely on cookies, such as web analytics. You can find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers by following these links:



Mobile Device Cookies
On your mobile device, your operating system may provide you with additional options to opt out of interest based advertising or to otherwise reset your mobile identifiers. For example, you may use the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting (on iOS devices) or a setting to “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” (on Android) which allows you to limit the use of information about your use of apps for purposes of serving ads targeted to your interests.






Impact of disabling cookies and similar technologies

Please be aware that, when you disable cookies and similar technologies, some features and/or services on the Philosophy site may not function properly and you will not be able to take full advantage of some of the features offered by Philosophy.

Does this policy ever change?

We may update or modify this policy from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. We will obtain your consent to any material policy changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws. The date of the most recent version of this policy will appear at the top of the page. When we update our policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. For example, we will notify you of any changes to this policy by posting a new policy and updating the “last modified” date at the top of this page or by sending the new policy to you via email, where appropriate.