Cookies In Use on This Site

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Cookies and how they benefit you

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here.

    Turning Cookies Off

    You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

    The cookies that we use are listed below:

    guest-view

     

    Stores the Order ID that guest shoppers use to retrieve their order status.

    login_redirect

     

    Preserves the destination page the customer was navigating to before being directed to log in.

    mage-messages

     

    Tracks error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages, The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper.

    mage-translation-storage

     

    Stores translated content when requested by the shopper.

    product_data_storage

     

    Stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products.

    recently_compared_product

     

    Stores product IDs of recently compared products.

    recently_compared_product_previous

     

    Stores product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation.

    recently_viewed_product

     

    Stores product IDs of recently viewed products for easy navigation.

    recently_viewed_product_previous

     

    Stores product IDs of recently previously viewed products for easy navigation.

    stf

     

    Records the time messages are sent by the SendFriend (Email a Friend) module.

    X-Magento_Vary

     

    Configuration setting that improves performance when using Varnish static content caching.

    form_key

     

    A security measure that appends a random string to all form submissions to protect the data from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF).

    mage-cache-sessid

     

    The value of this cookie triggers the cleanup of local cache storage. When the cookie is removed by the backend application, the Admin cleans up local storage, and sets the cookie value to “true.”

    mage-cache-storage

     

    Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables ecommerce functions.

    mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation

     

    Forces local storage of specific content sections that should be invalidated.

    persistent_shopping_cart

     

    Stores the key (ID) of persistent cart to make it possible to restore the cart for an anonymous shopper.

    private_content_version

     

    Appends a random, unique number and time to pages with customer content to prevent them from being cached on the server.

    section_data_ids

     

    Stores customer-specific information related to shopper-initiated actions such as display wish list, checkout information, etc.

    store

     

    Tracks the specific store view / locale selected by the shopper.

    Google Analytics Cookies

    __utma

     

    Distinguishes shoppers and sessions .This cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there is no existing __utma cookie. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

    __utmt

     

    Used to throttle request rate.

    __utmb

     

    Determines new sessions/visits. This cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there is no existing __utmb cookie. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

    _utmz

     

    Saves the traffic source or campaign that explains how the shopper reached your site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes, and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

    __utmv

     

    Stores visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor-level custom variable. This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.