Cookie Policy

By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.

What are cookies?

This website uses cookies to collect information. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other mobile or handheld device (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse this website. They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses this website. The cookies are essential to the effective operation of our website. Cookies are also used to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to our customers, both on this website and elsewhere.

Information collected

Some cookies collect information about browsing behaviour by people who access this website via the same computer or device. This includes information about pages viewed and the customer journey around a website. We do not, however, use cookies to collect or record information on users’ name, address or other contact details. We are able to use cookies to monitor individual customer browsing but third parties are not able to identify customers using cookies.

Who sets the cookies?

The cookies stored on your computer or other device when you access this website are set by us to help deliver a high quality website and other third parties. 

What are cookies used for?

The main purposes for which cookies are used are:-

  1. For technical purposes essential to effective operation of website.
  2. To drive marketing, particularly banner advertisements and targeted updates which are explained in more detail elsewhere in the Privacy Policy.
  3. To enable us to collect information about the browsing and activities of customers, including to monitor the success of campaigns, competitions etc.

How do I disable cookies?

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we provide further detail below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers:-

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
    2. Click on the “privacy” tab
    3. Select the setting the appropriate setting

For Mozilla firefox:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
    2. Click on the icon “privacy”
    3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further:

  1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
    2. Privacy

What happens if I disable cookies?

This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the site may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable 3rd party cookies you will not be prevented from making purchases on this site. If you disable all cookies you will be unable to complete a purchase on this site.

What Cookies are used on this site?

Customer Cookie

The following table contains the public variables customer cookie, which are related to the current visitor on this website:

Variable

Description

date_add

The date and time the cookie was created (in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format).

id_lang

The ID of the selected language.

last_visited_category

The ID of the last visited category of product listings.

viewed

The IDs of recently viewed products as a comma-separated list.

Private Variables

These private cookie variables cannot be accessed directly like the public variables above.

Variable

Description

_name

The unique name of the cookie.

_expire

The expiry date of the cookie. By default, cookies expire after 1728000 seconds (or 20 days).

_domain

The domain name of the website where the cookie was created.

_path

The path of the website where the cookie was created. Forexample, /web/.

_bf

The Blowfish instance used to encrypt and decrypt the cookie.

_key

The encrypted cookie key that is used by Blowfish to decrypt the cookie.

_iv

The encrypted cookie iv that is used by Blowfish to decrypt the cookie.

For more information on cookies and how to disable them: