What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file of letters and numbers that is used to distinguish you from another user and enables swift passage from one page to the next on our website.
Cookies help us to provide you with a better customer experience when you browse to our website and allow us to improve and tailor the site for you. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit and we also measure visitor activity on the site, but we do so in ways that keep the information anonymous. We use the information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our website, and to help us make the site more useful to you.
Our website uses three types of cookies. They are as follows:
System Cookies – These enable us to keep track of your movement from one page to another so that you do not get asked for the same information twice. Our shopping basket uses system cookies to remember your selections so that when you proceed to the checkout we know what you have selected rather than your shopping basket being empty.
Analytic Cookies – These enable us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website, and to see how you navigate the site. These cookies help us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure that users can find what they want quickly and easily.
Google Analytics – Cookie Types
Reference to http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html
In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
Marketing Cookies – These cookies allow us to track web browsing habits and to tailor advertisements and promotional campaigns to you, for example targeted ads.
Other Cookies – There are some other cookies that we use that allow data to be kept from one web browsing session to the next, for example flash cookies.
To disable cookies your website browser settings needs to be set to reject cookies; this depends on the browser being used. We have provided guidance on how to do this for popular browsers:
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1.Choose the menu “Tools” then “Internet Options”
2.Click on the “Privacy” tab
3.Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Mozilla Firefox:
1.Choose the menu “Tools” then “Options”
2.Click on the icon “Privacy”
3.Find the menu “Cookie” and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
1.Choose the menu Files > “Preferences”
For further assistance please refer to help pages within your browser.
For more information on how we securely manage and protect your data please see our Secure Shopping page.
For more information on cookies please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org