A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on a computer, tablet or mobile when you browse the Internet so that computer, tablet or mobile ("device") can be recognised at a later time. Cookies placed by us, our commercial partners or other third parties when you visit this website do not recognise you personally as an individual; they only recognise the device you are using. Cookies do not harm your device in any way but they do allow for several important features on the website, for instance, they allow us to keep the website secure, remember your preferences and personalise content on the website so that it is more relevant to you.
It is your choice whether or not you have cookies placed on your device and you can easily control the placement of cookies. For specific information about managing and controlling cookies, please refer to managing cookies.
Why do we have a cookies policy?
We have implemented a cookies policy as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation but also to make sure that we are open and clear with you about what happens when you come onto this website.
These cookies are essential as they enable you to move around the website and use its features (for instance, they allow you to access secure areas of the website). Without these cookies, services you have requested (such as use of the shopping baskets or access to your orders) could not be provided.
We have listed for you below the main 'essential cookies' used with an explanation of what thay are used for:
|Cookie Name||Cookie purpose|
|ci_session||cookie specific to this website and it keeps information about the current user|
|PHPSESSID||It's the identifier for your current session in PHP.|
These cookies remember the choices that you have made on the website (such as the different searches you have made) and provide enhanced, more personalised features. They may also be used to provide services you have requested (such as watching a video or commenting on a blog). These cookies cannot tell us how you move around other websites, only this website.
We have listed for you below the main 'functionality cookies' we use with an explanation of what we use them for:
|Cookie Name||Cookie purpose|
(i.e. cookies that we do not place on your device)
When you visit this website, some cookies will not be placed by us but will be placed by third parties. We would therefore suggest that you look at those third parties' websites for more information about the cookies they place and how you can manage them.
Some third parties that may place cookies on your computer include:
|Cookie Name||Cookie purpose|
|ShareThis: Collect information such as general click stream behavior such as web pages viewed (including the URL addresses of such pages), search queries from which users are directed to a page, navigation from page to page through the ShareThis Services, time spent on each page, and items that you click or select. ScorecardResearch uses the combination of tagging and cookies to help websites count users who have visited and seen a page or various parts of a page.|
|__utma||This cookie is what’s called a “persistent” cookie, as in, it never expires (technically, it does expire…in the year 2038…but for the sake of explanation, let’s pretend that it never expires, ever). This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.|
|_utmb and __utmc||The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. You see, __utmc has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves a website, so it waits 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.|
|__utmz||__utmz keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds – or, in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. __utmz also lets you edit its length with a simple customization to the Google Analytics Tracking code.|
|__utmv||The __utmv lets Google Analytics know how to classify a visitor. The __utmv cookie is also a persistent, lifetime cookie.|
If cookies aren't enabled on your computer, tablet or mobile ("device"), your experience on the website may be limited (for instance, you may not be able to browse fully and freely).
In order to disable/enable cookies from your device, you will need to do this via your Internet browser. We have explained how you may manage cookies on your computer via some of the main Internet browsers below. For information on how to manage cookies your tablet and/or mobile, please consult your documentation or online help files.
● Google Chrome
○ In the settings menu, select 'show advanced settings' at the bottom of the page
○ Select the 'content settings' button in the privacy section
○ The top section of the page that then appears tells you about cookies and allows you to set the cookies you want. It also allows you to clear any cookies currently stored.
● Mozilla Firefox
○ In the tools menu, select 'options'
○ Select the privacy tab in the options box
○ From the dropdown choose, 'use custom settings for history'. This will bring up the options for cookies and you can choose to enable or disable them by clicking the tickbox.
● Internet Explorer 6+
○ In the tools menu, select 'Internet options'
○ Click the privacy tab
○ You will see a privacy settings slider which has six settings that allow you to control the number of cookies that will be placed: Block All Cookies, High, Medium High, Medium (default level), Low, and Accept All Cookies.
● Safari browser
○ In the settings menu, select the 'preferences' option
○ Open the privacy tab
○ Select the option you want from the 'block cookies' section
● All other browsers
For information on how to manage cookies via other browsers, please consult your documentation or online help files.
How do I disable/enable third party cookies?
Third party cookies are not placed by us. We would therefore suggest that you look at those third parties' websites for information about the cookies they place and how you can manage them.