The length of time a cookie will stay on your device depends on whether it is a ‘session’ cookie or a ‘persistent’ cookie. Session cookies usually stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions and stay until they expire or are deleted.
First party cookies are placed on your device by the website you visit. Third party cookies are placed on your device by a domain other than the one being visited by you.
Depending on their function, there are four categories of cookies: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies and marketing cookies.
Strictly necessary cookies – these are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these some services such as shopping baskets cannot be provided.
Performance cookies – these collect information about how a website is used, for example which pages visitors use most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t save information that would identify the visitor; the information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are used to improve the performance of the site and the user experience.
Functional cookies - these allow the website to remember choices made and entered by the user (such as user name, language or location). The information collected by these cookies may be anonymised and cannot track your browsing activities on other websites.
Marketing cookies – these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the amount of times you see an advert and they help to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. These cookies remember whether you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
Details of the main cookies that we use and what they are used for is listed below.
|Cookie||Expiry||Owner||Type||Content & Purpose|
|PHPSESSID||Session||First party||Strictly necessary||Contains unique ID
Used to associate a visitor with their basket details
|First party||Functional||Contains unique ID
Used to remember the last filter choice of a visitor.
|First party||Strictly necessary||Contains unique ID
Used to identify that visitor has seen and agreed to Cookie notification
|Google Analytics||Persistent||First party||Performance||Analytics i.e. Used to see how visitors interact with site. Collects aggregated, anonymous data about users e.g interests, gender, demographics and internet/device connections|
|_ga||2 years||Third party||Performance|
|_gid||24 hours||Third party||Performance|
|_gat_UA-64122880-1||1 minute||Third party||Performance|
Sentisum_session Third party Performance Analytics
Google Analytics Features
We may use Google Analytics features including:
Remarketing with Google Analytics: This feature is used for on-line advertising. Google and other third parties may show our advertisements on sites across the internet.
Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting: This feature collects anonymous data (e.g. age, gender, interests) and is used for optimising our website and marketing campaigns.
The information collected by these cookies will not personally identify users to our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.
You can find out more about Google Advertising cookies via Google Advertising Cookies.
Please note that we are not responsible for content on other sites.