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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned.


Our Cookies Policy

First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

Name Type / Description
__utma Persistent / Permanent cookie
Expires after 2 years

This cookie enables Google Analytics to function. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. That information helps us to improve the website. The data stored in these cookies never contains any confidential information.
__utmb Session / Temporary cookie
Expires when the browser closes

This cookie enables Google Analytics to function. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. That information helps us to improve the website. The data stored in these cookies never contains any confidential information.
__utmc Session / Temporary cookie
Expires when the browser closes

This cookie enables Google Analytics to function. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. That information helps us to improve the website. The data stored in these cookies never contains any confidential information.
__utmz Persistent / Permanent cookie
Expires after 6 months

This cookie enables Google Analytics to function. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. That information helps us to improve the website. The data stored in these cookies never contains any confidential information.
.ASPXAUTH Session / Temporary cookie
Expires when the browser closes

This cookie allows the web server to respond to your actions, such as adding items to the basket and adding promotion codes.
asaguid Session / Temporary cookie
Expires when the browser closes

This cookie helps us recognise you so we can display a welcome message, and tracks your basket when logged in. It also lets us know if you are logged into the site or not.
asuid, asuidHash Persistent / Permanent cookie
Expires after 3 months

This cookie helps us recognise you so we can display a welcome message, and tracks your basket when logged in. It also lets us know if you are logged into the site or not.
ASP.NET_SessionId Session / Temporary cookie
Expires when the browser closes

This cookie contains the user's session ID
ysm_bbk1ASSG2TGM70RDV6CAPKVTGDOCT8 Session / Temporary cookie
Expires when the browser closes

This cookie enables Yahoo! Search Marketing to function. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. That information helps us to improve the website. The data stored in these cookies never contains any confidential information.

3rd party Cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, when using embedded content from, for example YouTube or Google Maps. These sites may then set their own cookies.

Name Type / Description
SS, HSID, NID, PREF, SID, APISID Persistent / Permanent cookie
Expires after 6 months - 10 years

Used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.

Managing Cookies

All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies.

Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. For more information on how to do this, click here