Privacy Statement: How we use Cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience, track shopping basket contents and remember where you are in the order process. You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly. The following is strictly necessary in the operation of our website. This Website Will: Remember what is in your shopping basket (If available) Remember where you are in the order process (If available) Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure. You need to be logged in to complete an order.(If available) The following are not Strictly Necessary, but are required to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously).

Functional Cookies

This Website Will: Offer Live Chat Support (If available) Track the pages you visits via Google Analytics

Targeting Cookies

This Website Will: Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook (If available) Allow you to share pages via Add This (If available) This website will not Share any personal information with third parties. However we do use Google Analytics which could be classed a third party.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics supports two JavaScript libraries (tags) for measuring website usage: analytics.js and ga.js. The following sections describe how each use cookies.   The analytics.js JavaScript library is part of Universal Analytics and uses first-party cookies to:
  • Distinguish unique users
  • Throttle the request rate
By default, this library sets cookies on the top level domain, excluding the leading dot, and sets the cookie path to the root level (/). This library sets the following cookies:
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gat 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
  The ga.js JavaScript library uses first-party cookies to:
  • Determine which domain to measure
  • Distinguish unique users
  • Throttle the request rate
  • Remember the number and time of previous visits
  • Remember traffic source information
  • Determine the start and end of a session
  • Remember the value of visitor-level custom variables
By default, this library sets cookies on the domain specified in the document.host browser property and sets the cookie path to the root level (/). This library sets the following cookies:
Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
__utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
See Google Analytics Full Cookie Usage.