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The Emporium site, like many, requires cookies to be enabled in order for the website to function properly. You should still be able to browse the website should you choose to turn cookies off, however you will not be able to add items to the shopping cart or proceed to the checkout.
In order to turn cookies on or off please refer to the help section of your internet browser.