What are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your computer when you visit a website. On later visits, this data is then returned to that website. Cookies allow us to recognise you automatically whenever you visit our site so that we can personalise your experience and provide you with better service. We also use cookies (and similar browser data, such as Flash cookies) for fraud prevention and other purposes. If your web browser is set to refuse cookies from our website, you will not be able to complete a purchase or take advantage of certain features of our website, such as storing items in your Shopping Cart or receiving personalised recommendations. As a result, we strongly encourage you to configure your web browser to accept cookies from our website.

Cookies are only used to store data. They are not used to do anything harmful like start a process or infect your computer.

What cookies do we use?

There are number of cookies that are stored as soon as you visit our website. Some are from us and are necessary for certain functions of the website (like adding items to your basket), and others are from by third-party websites such as Facebook.

Cookies that are strictly necessary

These cookies allow you to shop online by remembering your shopping basket contents, and enable us to enhance your current and future visits with things like special upgrade pricing, personalised greetings, and location settings.

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE nameCOOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.

Third-party cookies

There are a few third-party websites who also use cookies on our behalf. Social Networking sites, like Facebook, use cookies so you can easily share content. Google Analytics saves anonymous statistical data that we use to improve your experience on our site. We do not directly control these cookies. You can check the third-party websites for more information on these.

Google Maps and Analytics: Google Privacy policy
Facebook: Facebook privacy policy
Twitter: Twitter Privacy Policy
StumbleUpon: StumbleUpon Privacy Policy

Targeting Cookies

We also use cookies to record when you have visited certain specific areas of our website. When you do, a cookie is recorded so that our advertising partners, Google and myThings, can then display highly relevant adverts to you when you visit other selected websites. You can find out more about these adverts, and how to disable them by visiting the following website:

Google Ad Preferences

Removing Cookies

Cookies don’t stay around forever and your web browser will eventually delete them. When a website stores a cookie, it states how long the cookie should stay on the computer for – this can be for the current visit only or for a period of time, for example one year. Our main cookieSessionID only stays on your computer while you are on our website. It is automatically removed when you leave our website.

You can choose to delete our, or any website’s, cookies from your web browser at anytime (for help on how to do this, go to www.aboutcookies.org). You can also set your web browser to not accept any cookies if you wish. You will still be able to view our web site, but you will not be able to purchase products, log in to your account, or benefit from personalised features.