What are cookies?

When you visit our website (or any other) for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your device. The next time you visit said site, your PC or mobile device checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant (that is, one containing the site name) and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the site.

The site then ’knows’ that you have been there before. In some cases, it will direct specific content onto your screen to take account of that fact. This can be helpful to vary content according to whether this is your first visit to a site or you’re a returning browser.

Many cookies are integral to things like internet security or saved preferences on specific websites. Below is a summary of the different types of cookies used.


These cookies are crucial to the functionality of our website. They allow users to save items to their ‘basket’ when shopping, as well as other account related necessities. Without these cookies, e-commerce would not be possible.


These cookies allow users to save their preferences to our website. It means you don’t have to type out your account name, select your language or tell us your location every time you click on our site.


These cookies help detect and prevent fraud enacted against either yourself or MADE BLACK.


We use these cookies to further understand how our website performs and all the ways the browser uses the site’s functions. Data such as which pages are visited the most and other analytics are collated so we can improve the overall functionality of our website.


These cookies are used to tailor ads to visitors who use our website. It means the ads you inevitably see are more relevant to you and the things you are interested in. Data such as the number of unique visitors, number of times a specific ad has been shown and the number of times a specific ad has been clicked on is collected and collated. This makes user profiles possible and means you are shown ads similar to products you have browsed. They are set by trusted third party networks.