As with most websites (and virtually all shopping websites) Lammles.com uses a browser function called "cookies". Though far more delicious, we aren't talking about the kind of cookie that comes in a variety of flavours. Instead, it's just an peculiar chosen name for a small piece of information a website will place on your computer. This information is then read while you are on the website, and can be recalled by your browser software the next time you visit the same website.
A "session cookie" is created fresh and used each individual time you visit a website and is used to store information regarding that one visit. It is removed when you close the browser. A "persistent cookie" is one that gets stored for future recall for when you visit again. Over time, most users have hundreds or thousands of these persistent cookies on their computer. It's ok though, as the file sizes are so small it's inconsequential to the performance of your device.
What do cookies do?
A lot! Cookies are responsible for knowing where you are on a website, and where you have been on that same site. As such, they may be used to anticipate where you might prefer to go next. They save your customer information so the next time you visit, you may not have to enter all your information again. They determine that your online shopping cart belongs to you, so you don't add something to someone else's cart by accident, or vice-versa. Cookies can also allow sites to customize the user experience to better suit your individual needs. Example: Perhaps you don't ever click on "X", but you seem to really like "Y". Therefore, you'll largely be shown "Y" going forward. In short, cookies allow enhancements to your user experience which wouldn't otherwise be possible.
Can cookies be dangerous?
It's like asking if broccoli is dangerous - one would almost absolutely say "no", but what if that broccoli was tainted with something malicious? Cookies are all over the internet and if you want to utilize websites properly, you need to keep them active. But there is such a thing called a "malicious cookie" or "tracking cookie", which questionable website owners may place on your device. These track you and your surfing habits, and then over time the information in this historical profile can be sold. Your best defense in this case: Clear your cookies every once in a while, and more importantly, visit only websites you trust. Like Lammle's. Simply put: We will never sell you out. (And other reputable companies won't either.)
Now I'm wondering... can I turn cookies off?
We recommend ensuring you are using the latest browser(s) to ensure you can fully utilize our website, as well as the others you visit. Google Chrome is generally accepted to be the most compatible with the latest online systems, although there are certainly many others such as Edge, and Safari for Apple and Mac products.
For your convenience and best viewing experience, our website is built with "responsive design" in mind. This is where the site will dynamically adjust size, structure and viewing behavior depending on the device being used, its screen size, and orientation. This allows for an optimal layout as it's custom designed to the specific device you are using, although it can make the experience slightly different between devices. Additionally, colours and shades will vary from device to device, and also depend on the viewing angle, individual display settings and performance of any given device.