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 and use the shopping basket.
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.
Google Analytics. These are used to monitor information, which is collected anonymously, to track patterns and trends in our website
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
PHPSESSID – This is a general purpose PHP identifier used to maintain user session variables.
guest_id, per, personalisation_id – Twitter cookie appears on pages that use the button “Tweet” and serves to identify the user with a unique number associated with Twitter.
sc_anonymous_id, UID, UIDR – Soundcloud cookies to help play Soundcloud audio on the site.
cookie_notice_accepted – Pop up cookie acceptance box
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.
You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.
Find out more about how to manage cookies.
To find out lots more about cookies in general and the different types, take a look at Cookiepedia – the leading information resource all about cookies.