Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Types of cookie
- Session Cookies
- Session cookies are only stored for as long as your browser remains open. They allow a form of memory to exist between your browser and the server delivering a website to you, such as previous choices or shopping cart content information. Session cookies form an integral part of how this website operates.
- 1st Party Cookies
- 1st Party "persistent cookies" store information beyond your current visit to a website. They may be used to store your preferences or save you from re-keying information on future visits. They may also be used to track your bahaviour whilst visiting a site. They can only be read back by the website which placed them, so the information contained in them should be considered to be personally identifiable. However you are only identifiable to that specific website.
- 3rd Party Cookies
- 3rd Party "persistent cookies" also store information beyond your current visit to a website. They typically occur when a website has part of its content delivered via a third party, for example embedding videos, maps etc from other content providors. Websites featuring advertising commonly use 3rd parties to deliver the adverts and the third party can set cookies based on your interests such that if you visit alternative sites where they deliver advertising content, your previous interests can be used to deliver interest based adverts to you on those other sites. We try to avoid third party cookies as much as is possible, however we may, from time to time utilise third party content and cannot guarantee that such content does not have third party cookies delivered with it.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Cookie Notification||_allowCookies||1st Party||Yes via browser settings||This cookie is used to remember that the cookie consent panel has been displayed when you first visit our site. The cookie data is stored on your device for a maximum 60 days. No personal data is held in this cookie.|
|Session ID||PHPSESSID||Session||No||This cookie is used to hold a session persistent communication key between your browser and our website. This enables our website to keep track of items you add to your shopping cart. The cookie data is stored until you close your browser. No personal data is held in this cookie.|
|Browser Width||_clientWidth||Session||No||This cookie is used to store the current display width of your browser. This helps our website to deliver appropriate content for your display. The cookie data is stored until you close your browser. No personal data is held in this cookie.|
|Checkout memory||carriageRegionID||1st Party||Yes via browser settings||This cookie is used to store your choice for delivery region. Having it means you do not need to select a delivery region each time you shop with us or if you move away from the checkout, your selection has been remembered. No personal data is held in this cookie.|
|Checkout short term memory (personal details)||customerTitle
|Session||No||These cookies are used to remember your personal details. Having them means you do not need to enter your name, address, email etc if you leave the checkout process and come back to it, for example if you add an additional item to your order when you have already got part way through the checkout process. Personal data is held in these cookies. The cookie data is stored until you close your browser.|
|Checkout long term memory (personal details)||customerTitle
|1st Party||Yes via Opt In||These cookies are used to remember your personal details. Having them means you do not need to enter your name, address, email etc each time you shop with us. Personal data is held in these cookies. These are all "Opt In" cookies at the point of delivery and will only be set if you select the "Remember Me" option in our checkout. These cookies are 1st party cookies and can only be read back by our website. These cookies will automatically expire one year after they were last written OR if you use our website again within a year but do not select the "Remember Me" option, they will be deleted then.|
|1st Party||Yes||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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|YouTube cookies||3rd Party||Yes via browser settings||Periodically, we may embed vides from YouTube. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more visit YouTube's embedding videos info page|
Most device based web browsers allow some control of most cookies through browser settings. Refer to your browser vendors to discover how to control what cookies your browser accepts and rejects.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.