Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent by a web server to an internet user’s computer when the user accesses the website. There are basically two types of cookie, session and persistent.

Session cookies are used to maintain the state of the connection between the web server and the user’s computer, so that once a user is logged in they can move between the web pages on the same website without having to keep logging in. These are deleted at the end of the browsing session.

Persistent cookies are stored on the hard disk of the internet user's computer, unless the user has configured the web browser not to accept cookies. Persistent cookies can be used for authenticating users and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences, and to provide the website owner with information about how users use their site.

Third party cookies are where another website domain specifies a cookie and places it on your computer for the website you are viewing.

Consent to the use of cookies

Lewis’ do not use cookies in an intrusive manner; all cookies that are used on the Lewis website are purely for functional and operational purposes.

How do I change my cookie settings?

A full explanation of cookies, how they can be controlled and deleted with different browsers can be found at or

Please note that disabling all cookies may prevent you from accessing some websites.

What you can do if you are unhappy with how your personal data is processed

You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection. In the UK this is:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane


Cheshire. SK9 5AF

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information please write to us by email to, or by post to 41 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 0HU.