How we use your information
Discount Horse Supplies only uses your personal information for the specific purpose of processing your orders, we do not sell your information to others. Discount Horse Supplies will not make the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of those who access our site available to any other organizations or companies and for your security we do not collect or store your credit card information; all payment processing is handled by secure payment gateways specializing in ecommerce payment services such as PayPal, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay and Credit Card payment gateways. The information you provide will be kept confidential and used to support your customer relationship with Discount Horse Supplies. Among other things, we want to help you quickly find information on DiscountHorseSupplies.com and alert you to special offers, updated information and other new products and services that we offer. Discount Horse Supplies may enhance or merge your information collected at its site with data from third parties for purposes of marketing products or services to you.
Also, we must share your information with third party companies to provide products and services to you such as packaging and shipping your order. We only share the information that is needed for the third party company to provide the necessary product or service.
In the event that you arrive at our site through a link from a third party site, we may share limited information provided by you with that third party site to allow us to manage and administer our marketing affiliate program.
About your privacy and Third Party sites
What is a cookie and why is it important?
Definition: Cookies (also referred to as HTTP cookies or browser cookies) are small text files stored in a web user's browser directory or data folder. Ecommerce websites such as Discount Horse Supplies place cookies on visitors' browsers to retain login credentials, identify customers, and provide a customized shopping experience.
What cookies do
How do cookies work?
Cookies can be divided into two major categories, with many subsets of:
- Session cookies stay on a browser and retain your information until it is closes. When a new browser window is opened, the same user is treated as a new visitor and must input their login credentials.
- Persistent cookies have a designated lifespan and remain in a browser until the period elapses or the cookie is manually deleted. Websites that use persistent cookies will remember users even after they close a browser. Persistent cookies enable features such as persistent shopping carts, which retain products added to cart between sessions.
When a user lands on an ecommerce website for the first time, the webpage makes a record of the activity on its remote server and it places a cookie in the user's browser files. The cookie is only a short line of text. It contains no information about the user or the user's machine. Instead, it typically contains the URL of the website that placed the cookie, a unique generated number and an expiration date for the cookie.
As the user browses the website, each new page the user visits queries the browser, looking for the cookie. If the cookie's URL matches the website's URL, the website retrieves the user information from its server by utilizing the unique generated number. In this way, the website adjusts the user's experience to reflect their browsing history.
If the user searches the site for cowboy boots, then the next time the user comes to the site, the website will retrieve the user's record and fill the landing page with more cowboy boots.
Cookies in ecommerce
The single most important job of a cookie is to keep a user logged in as they browse from page to page. A user's browsing history becomes part of a database which the website then uses to improve the customer experience.
Ecommerce sites such as Discount Horse Supplies use a combination of session cookies and persistent cookies to create a seamless shopping cart experience. As the user adds items to their cart, session cookies keep track of the items. If the user abandons the cart, persistent cookies will retrieve her selections from the database the next time they visit, or allow custom advertisements to encourage a visitor to revisit their cart.
Cookies are an essential part of the Internet. Without them, webpages would be a great deal less useful and interactive. Ecommerce would be impossible. They give websites the ability help the customer.