Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit a website. 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.
Cookies were designed to remember things that an internet user has done on that website in the past, which can include putting products in their basket, logging in, or clicking on links.
Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses.
This information about how customers use the website is used in many ways:
:: To find out what the website doesn't do well and make improvements to it in future
:: To keep a record of the products you've put in your shopping basket for next time you visit
:: To make personalised product recommendations, based upon your previous times you've shopped on the website
:: To remember your preferences
:: Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
:: Make sure advertising on other websites is relevant to you
:: And many other things too
Within the new EU and UK ruling, there is a requirement to obtain consent for Cookies or similar technologies.
The rules in this area are designed to protect the privacy of internet users. They are intended to prevent information being stored on people’s computers, and used to recognise them, without their knowledge or agreement.
Session (or Transient) Cookies
Session cookies are stored in your computer's memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.
Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies
Persistent cookies that are stored on the user's computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so they will be remembered for next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how the well the website works and where it can be improved.
Other cookies (Google Analytics)
We use this to monitor site performance, sales and how the site is being used in order to constantly provide the best experience to our customers. The data being passed is anonymous. More information can be found at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Advertising on other websites
These cookies are used to advertise relevant products to you on other websites, based on the products and categories you looked at on another site. We may utilise these cookies in the future.
Sharing with social networks
If you use the buttons that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks like twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:
Site cookie acceptance
To withdraw your concent after accepting this cookie, delete the CookieAccept cookie. Find out how at
Content Management cookie
These cookies are set by our content management system (CMS) and are used to manage content changes. They are set automatically even for public users - we don't use them for any purpose - and blocking them will have no effect on your browsing experience.
By default, anonymous cookies are valid for 90 days and are refreshed every visit.
Session state cookie
ASP.NET session state to store and retrieve values for a user.ASP.NET session state enables you to store and retrieve values for a user as the user navigates ASP.NET pages in a Web application. HTTP is a stateless protocol. This means that a Web server treats each HTTP request for a page as an independent request. The server retains no knowledge of variable values that were used during previous requests. ASP.NET session state identifies requests from the same browser during a limited time window as a session, and provides a way to persist variable values for the duration of that session. By default, ASP.NET session state is enabled for all ASP.NET applications.
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Category ID cookie
Is used to store the categoryID of the last category visited.
The information persists for 30days.
Customer session cookie
Used to hold the customer session. Is required if we need to hold the customer’s currency and country preferences.
It is deleted after 1 day.
Google Analytics cookies:
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
for more information
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you have opted out of all cookies, then it may impact your ability to place an order on our website. You will, however, still be able to browse our website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visithttp://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use. You can also ask to be alerted every time a cookie is offered. There are instructions on how to manage your cookies using the most popular internet browsers below:
On a PC: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select 'About'
On an Apple Mac: click on the Apple menu and select 'About' (make sure the browser is open)
|Opting out of cookies in Internet Explorer 9|
:: Choose "Tools" (the "cog" icon) on the top right
|Opting out of cookies in Safari 5.17|
:: Choose "Preferences" from Safari menu
|Opting out of cookies in Google Chrome 20.0|
As a default, Google Chrome allows all cookies. You can manage the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.
|Opting out of cookies in Mozilla Firefox 13.0.1|
You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.
|Opting out of cookies in Opera 12.00|
:: Click on "Opera" on the top left, then "Settings"
These instructions are based on the versions available at time of writing. For more information, please visit the homepage for your web browser.