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About Browser Configuration

We use "browser cookies" and Javascript on our website.

What's a cookie?

A cookie is a very small amount of text placed on your computer's hard drive. This text itself does nothing, but, when you click from one page to another, our web server can tell who you are because of it. This saves time and eliminates the chance that your shopping basket might get confused with someone else's. It also helps you by keeping your shopping basket contents on our server for several hours after you fill it, just in case your Internet connection fails.

Is using a cookie going to give you personal information about me?

No. Accepting a cookie does not give anyone access to your computer or to any personal information. It is simply a small file in which we keep information that identifies you as a unique shopper.

We may contract with third parties who may use cookies and collect information on our behalf. These third parties are prohibited by our contract with them from sharing that information with anyone other than us or our selected third party service providers/business partners.

What is Java/Javascript and what does it do?

JavaScript is a browser based scripting language that enables enhanced functionality and must be enabled to use features on Sears.ca.

What happens if I do not have cookies or Java/Javascript enabled on my browser?

You will not be able to use our shopping service if you cannot accept Java/Javascript and a cookie. You might think our service is working, but our web server will not be able to locate your shopping basket on successive clicks.

Exactly what information are you maintaining in the cookie?

We use cookies for two reasons: In our shopping basket we create and retain a unique identifier for your browser, and throughout sears.ca we may contract with third parties who may use cookies and collect information on our behalf. These third parties are prohibited by our contract with them from sharing that information with anyone other than us or our selected third party service providers/business partners.