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Enabling Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are short pieces of data that are sent to your computer when you visit a website. On later visits, this data is then returned to that website.

Why do I need to enable cookies in my Web browser in order to shop at Amazon.ca?

Cookies allow us to recognize you automatically whenever you visit our site so that we can personalize your experience and provide you with better service. We also use cookies (and similar browser data, such as Flash cookies) for fraud prevention and other purposes.

If your web browser is set to refuse cookies from our website, you will not be able to complete a purchase or take advantage of certain features of our website, such as storing items in your Shopping Cart or receiving personalized recommendations. As a result, we strongly encourage you to configure your web browser to accept cookies from our website.

To learn more about the information we collect from you and how we use it, please read our Privacy Notice.

Is enabling cookies safe?

Yes. Cookies are just short pieces of data, and they are unable to perform any operation by themselves.

How do I change this setting so I can shop the site?

The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to set your browser to accept new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can modify the settings for similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

I have cookies enabled, and I'm still getting error messages! What can I do?

If you have enabled cookies in your browser and are still having trouble adding items to your cart or completing a purchase, try signing in through the "Sign in to get personalized recommendations" link on our home page before adding items to your cart or checking out. In most cases, signing in first should solve the problem.

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