A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Shopping Basket Number (bId)||This cookie contains a number which we use to identify your shopping basket in our database.||This cookie has a 1 year lifetime.|
|Show/Hide VAT Preference (showVAT)||This cookie contains your preference as to whether or not to see prices including or excluding VAT across our website.||This cookie has a 1 year lifetime.|
|ASP Session Cookies [Various Names]||These cookies contain information relating to your login to our website (if you have logged in) and/or the affiliate code.||These cookies expire after approximately 20 minutes of inactivity or when you close your browser.|
|Google Analytics Cookie [Various Names]||This cookie is set by Google on our behalf and contain a non-personally identifiable ID number that is used by Google Analytics to provide us with statistics on how our website is used.||This cookie has a 1 year lifetime.|
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after the times detailed in the table above.