Cookie policy

What are Cookies?

Initially developed in 1995, Cookies have been used since the start of the web as we know it. The origin of the word comes from 'magic cookie’ – technical jargon for information shared between several pieces of software.

The term may also be linked to the tradition of offering and sharing edible cookies in America.

A cookie consists of a basic text file with anonymous information that includes a unique user identification and website name.

A cookie may be placed on your computer when you visit a website, and each individual website can only view only the cookies it has stored on your computer.

Why use Cookies?

The use of cookies offers an improved online experience by storing your data anonymously. This can take the form of either a ‘session cookie’ that remembers you for a single visit or a ‘persistent cookie’ for multiple visits.

Certain types of cookies are necessary for a website to function effectively. These are called' essential’ cookies, while those that optimise a website are termed ‘non-essential’ cookies.

A cookie allows easy navigation between pages on a website by learning your preferences. Many cookies are also used to display advertising content more relevant to you, based on website activity and approximate location.

When cookies are not used a website will view you as a new visitor each time you visit. This can slow down your online experience, leading to issues such as your login details being requested repeatedly, and items added to your basket being lost.

Cookies provided by a website you view are termed ‘first party’ cookies, while cookies from sites displaying content on another website are known as ‘third party’ cookies.

Our Cookies do not threaten your privacy. Click here for more info on Cookies

Cookies, we are using

Essential Cookies

These cookies do not track your internet browsing. They are needed to allow full access to the website and its vital features, such as secure checkouts or remembering items in your shopping basket

Performance Cookies

We use performance cookies to improve how the website functions. These allow us to better understand customer behaviour online, and enable us to optimise your browsing experience through anonymous statistical data. This includes figures such as the most visited website pages, and also allows errors to be identified.

Functional Cookies

To offer you a more tailored online experience, these cookies allow the website to learn your preferences for areas where customisation is available, speeding up your browsing. Functionality cookie data may be anonymous and will only track browsing activity on our website.

Targeting or behavioural Cookies

These cookies enable contents to be displayed that are more relevant to you and your interests, and control the number of times you will see these. They record your visit to the website, and may share this information with multiple organisations, however this information will not allow you to be identifyed personally.

Name Type Valid time Description
cookieaccept Functional 1 year since creation Indicates clicking 'I understand' on cookie policy popup
{random_hash}, ie. 64ba4ec6f25daa2b585d7490829ebf06 Session / performance Session Stores user session identifier, which allows us to serve application data to user and keep his login status
{random_hash}, ie. 64ba4ec6f25daa2b585d7490829ebf06 Session / performance Session Stores current language version, used for serving content in chosen language

How to manage Cookies

Most modern internet browsers offer a number of options for controlling cookies. Settings can be changed to accept, reject all, or block selected cookies. You can also change your browser settings to notify you whenever a cookie is offered. Information on how to do this for popular web browsers can be found here

The majority of cookies are easy to delete. Simply select your browser here and follow the instructions

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