Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files used to gather and store information whilst you navigate through our site.  We use cookies to maintain a single session id which is referenced on any page that requires us to remember information you have provided, eg.

  • Data entry forms: where you have sent information to us on an enquiry form, or registration form.
  • Customer accounts: where you create and/or log into an account.
  • Shopping carts: where you add items to a shopping cart.

Our Cookies

We store a single unique session ID within a cookie, this is simply a sequence of letters and numbers that is unique to you whilst you visit our site and allows us to identify data that belongs to you, eg the contents of a shopping basket. We also store a cookie to log when your have granted permission for us to use cookies.  These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain features:

Name Purpose
PHPSESSID Essential to maintain a session throughout your visit to the site. It is set by the web server purely for session management, and expires when you close your browser.
cookie_permission This is used to log when you give us permission to use cookies on the site.

 

Other Cookies

We may also have a cookie generated by Google Analytics, which allows us to measure the user experience of our site and helps us to identify problem areas.  Whilst these cookies are useful to help us understand how our site is used, they are not essential, you may opt out of these cookies at the bottom of this page:

Name Purpose
_utma This cookie is set by Google Analytics and records time-related information and number of visits to the site. This cookie expires after two years.
_utmb This cookie is also set by Google Analytics and records approximately how long you spend on the site. However this cookie expires after one hour.
_utmc Again, another Google Analytics cookie also recording how long you spend on the site. The cookie expires when you close your browser.
_utmz One more Google Analytics cookie which records the referring site (where you came from if following a link into this site). This cookie expires after six months.

If you have any questions concerning our use of cookies, please don´t hesitate to contact us.