What are Cookies and how do we use them?
Cookies are small files which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Types of Cookie
Session cookies: these are stored while you’re browsing. They are deleted from your device automatically when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: these are saved on your computer so they don’t get deleted when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies when we need to remember who you are from one visit to the next, for example to remember your preferences.
How can you prevent or remove Cookies?
If you want to, you can block or disable the cookies in your browser and you can delete all cookies that are stored on your computer. You can do this as often you want to. To find out how to do this for your particular browser you can go to "help" on your browser's menu or you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org
What happens if I disable Cookies?
You need to be aware that should you choose to disable cookies from your browser it may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website and some or all of the areas of the website may fail to work for you.
Details of the cookies we use
Below are more details of the cookies used on this website. These are listed based on how intrusive the cookies are (from least intrusive to most intrusive).
Analytics: we use Google Analytics to assess how visitors use the website, to understand how visitors arrived at the site (e.g. using keyword searches), to monitor how long visitors remain on the website and when they return, and to control website traffic at busy times. These cookies use anonymous information only.
Security cookies: these cookies help prevent attacks on the website including attempts to steal the information a visitor enters on website forms. They also help identify fraudulent activity.
Performance monitoring: these cookies record a visitor’s progress through a browsing session for problem solving and to identify an errors in the use of the site that the visitor may experience. They also link a visitor’s actions with website usage and performance. Some cookies identify the visitor’s IP address, browser and device type.
Advertising/Marketing: we use Google and DoubleClick to monitor how visitors to the website respond to adverts and to ensure that adverts are targeted to the visitor’s preferences, both on this website and on other websites.
Social Media: cookies track the products viewed by a visitor to the website and may serve similar adverts on when the user visits their Facebook page.
List of cookies we collect
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
||The association with your shopping cart.
||Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
||The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
||Your preferred currency
||An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
||An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
||An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
||Stores the Customer Segment ID
||A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
||You sesssion ID on the server.
||Allows guests to edit their orders.
||The last category you visited.
||The most recent product you have viewed.
||Indicates whether a new message has been received.
||Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
||A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
||The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
||Information on what polls you have voted on.
||The items that you have recently compared.
||Information on products you have emailed to friends.
||The store view or language you have selected.
||The products that you have recently viewed.
||An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
||The number of items in your Wishlist.