To give you the best user experience on this website place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most websites do this too.
They improve things by:
remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
continually improve the experience for you
remember your shopping basket content if applicable
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
_utmarandomly generated number730 days
_utmbrandomly generated numberLess than one day
_utmcrandomly generated numberDate not set
_utmzrandomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)182 days Find out how to reject or delete these cookies by going to www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
Browser Session Information
When you interact with this website the server hosting the website needs to know who you are so it can keep track of your interaction .ie the pages you have visited/viewed/interacted/items added to your basket.
The way the server does this is through a Session Cookie. This is a memory based unique ID that is sent to your browser to identify your unique connection to the website. Nothing is stored on your hard drive and as soon as you close the browser the Session Cookie is removed.
This is a typical Session Cookie
ASP SESSION IDQCTSTARVSession information to identify your web browser to the websiteWhen Browser is Closed
ASP.NET_ SessionIdSession information to identify your web browser to the websiteWhen Browser is Closed