What are cookies?
Cookies are small files stored in your web browser to help the website interact with you. Without cookies, every time you visit a new page the website thinks you are a new visitor. This would mean for example shopping baskets would empty each time you clicked onto a new page. If you would like to read more about cookies, Wikipedia has a detailed article.
What if I do not want cookies stored on my browser?
You can block cookies via your web browser. You can find out specific instructions for your browser via Google. Please note though we provide no guarantee against unexpected results should you choose to block cookies on this website.
What cookies do you store on my browser?
Cookies Set by Us
- This records the answer you gave regarding accepting our cookies. Without this the cookie notification would pop up every time you went to a new page. Expires in 180 days
_s - We use a session cookie to monitor when a user is on our site. This expires when the browser is shutdown.
_csrf - Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is an attack that forces a user to perform unwanted actions on a website (for example your data could be hijacked and used to perform tasks). This cookie is required to protect users from a CSRF attack and allows us to mask your data
Cookies set by third parties
_ga / _gat / _gid - these cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from geographically, and the pages they have visited, the devices and browsers the visitor is using. These cookies expire after 2 years.
Occasionally the way third-party add-ons store cookies change. Because of this the list above may not always contain an exhaustive list of the cookies which are saved. We do regularly audit the cookies stored as a result of visiting our website.