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Use of cookies on this site

Cookies are small pieces of text that are stored on your computer to collect information about how you use the site and to make the site work more effectively. We can't identify you personally using cookies. The cookies we set are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • provide functionality (such as sharing via social media and saving items for later viewing)
  • remember notifications that you've seen so that we don't show them to you again

The cookies that may be set are:

_gaUsed by Google Analytics.This helps us count how many people visit our site by tracking if you've visited before
_galiUsed by Google Analytics. Records the name of the page visited
_gatUsed by Google Analytics to manage the rate at which page view requests are made
_utmaUsed by Google Analytics. Like _ga, this lets us know if you've visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to our site
_utmbUsed by Google Analytics. This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site
_utmcUsed by Google Analytics. This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser
_utmzUsed by Google Analytics. This tells us how you reached our website (eg from another website or a search engine)
__atuvsUsed by AddThis
__atuvcUsed by AddThis to store update page share count
scrollHiddenUsed to hide notifications that you have seen before
GSPRODVIEWSUsed to track products you have previously viewed on our site
CARTThe association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFOStores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPAREThe items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCYYour preferred currency
CUSTOMERAn encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTHAn indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFOAn encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDSStores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHEA flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTENDYou sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEWAllows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORYThe last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCTThe most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGEIndicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHEIndicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CARTA link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLLThe ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLNInformation on any polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPAREDThe items that you have recently compared.
STFInformation on products you have emailed to friends.
STOREThe store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIEIndicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDSThe products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLISTAn encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNTThe number of items in your Wishlist.

All of the above cookies may be disabled or deleted using your browser tools if you don't want them to be set.

There also some cookies set by the webserver which are responsible for making sure that your experience is unique to you e.g that no-one can add items to your basket. These are essential to the functioning of the website and must not be deleted or edited. It is only safe to delete those cookies detailed in the table above.