1.1. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
1.2. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
1.3. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
1.4.We also use other similar storage technologies such as web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”), including some from third parties such as Facebook, to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that allow us to measure the effectiveness of our advertising by understanding the actions that people take on our website. When someone visits our website and takes an action (e.g. completing a purchase or adding a product to their basket), a Facebook pixel is triggered and reports this action. We can then use the reported information to more effectively target advertising to our customer sand website visitors through Facebook ads.
2. Cookies that we use
|authentication||to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website||_cfduid |
|1 year Session Session|
|shopping cart||to maintain the state of your shopping cart as you navigate our website and enable you to view, compare and rememberproducts||form_key |
|security||to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally||Machine |
|Session 10 years|
|advertising||to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you||r/collect |
|3 months Session Session 1 year 29 days|
[insert detail of other relevant Facebook cookies/pixels]
|3 months Session [insert relevant expiry periods]|
|website performance monitoring||to monitor website availability and track page load times and other performance aspects of the site and receive notifications if our website is down||img/beacon.gif |
|Session Persistent persistent|
|2 years Session Session Session|
|webchat||to enable you to chat with us via our site||Crisp-client/domain-detect/# |
3. Managing cookies
3.1. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
- https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
- https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
- https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
- https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
- https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
You can also find out more about how to opt out of targeted advertising athttps://www.aboutads.info/choices/or https://www.youronlinechoices.com.
3.2. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
3.3. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.