A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
The cookies we use
1. Strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets, cannot be provided.
2. Performance cookies:
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.
3. Functionality cookies:
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you have made and provide enhanced, more personal features, for instance, they may be used to provide services such as watching a video, commenting on a blog or adding product reviews. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
4. Recommended marketing cookies:
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and measure the effectiveness of the campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. They're also used to enable tools like price-comparison sites to work.
We also use Google Analytics to collect information about your online activity on the website, such as user demographics, the web pages you visit, the links you click and the searches you conduct on the website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. For more information about the information gathered using Google Analytics please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
For further details of the cookies we use on our websites, please see the tables below.
Cookies cannot look into your computer and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive and, unless you have logged onto an authenticated page, cookies cannot be used to identify who you are.
Cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to the computer to find out anything about you, other than the fact that someone using the computer has visited a certain website. Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer.
Cookies used on this site:
|First party||A requirement of ASP.NET||ASP.NET_sessionID|
|Google Analytics||Collects anonymous information about a user's journey on the website (e.g. where they came from, if there were any errors) And split testing.||__utmx, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, _ga|
|Google Products, includes Google Maps||Provides a better user experience through social integration.||SSID, NID, HSID, APISID, PREF, SID, SAPISD, BEAT, GAPS, S|
|Provides a better user experience through social integration, functionality includes Facebook likes.||datr, fr, lu, locale, reg_fb_gate, x-src, reg_fb_ref|
The above is a necessary cookie for .NET sites (the programming language of the sites).
How can you control the cookies we use?
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can usually activate these settings by clicking on the ’Help’ menu in your browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
Flash Cookies (or local shared objects)
Our websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content and interactive product images. Flash cookies are stored on your device in a similar way to usual cookies, but they're managed differently by your browser. If you wish to disable or delete Flash cookies, see Adobe Flash Player security settings. If you disable Flash cookies you may be unable to view certain types of information and content on the site, such as videos and interactive product images.
Further information about cookies
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout