Cookie technology helps displaying relevant information for you
Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer as an ‘Internet user's identification card’. By placing a cookie, our website will know when you have returned. This enables the site to bring up information relevant to you, for example your name, past orders, products you looked at, etc. and makes your shopping experience on our website easier
Cookies are not computer programs, and can't read other information saved on your hard drive. They cannot be used to disseminate viruses, or get a user's email address etc. They only contain and transfer to the website as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to that website. It is possible to opt out of cookies via your browser’s cookie settings, but if you do this you will not be able to shop from most websites as many functions depend on cookies. Cookies are computer specific, so if you log on to any site from a different computer, the cookie settings on that computer will apply and your shopping experience might be less convenient as a consequence.
The cookies we currently use are as follows:
- Google Analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz): these cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The information includes the time of the current visit, whether you have been to the site before and what site referred you here. We use this information to estimate our audience size and usage pattern, so that we can improve our site by understanding how people use it. Click here for further information from Google on Google Analytics and your privacy.
- [v1v4, v2v4 and v3v4]: this cookie is used to identify you when you are using our site, so that we can provide you with details of offers and services that may be of particular interest to you, either by means of information displayed on our site while you are using it, or by contacting you in accordance with your stated contact preferences.
For further information about managing and disabling cookies on your computer seewww.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.
How anonymous data is used over the Internet
We use a third-party service provider to advertise on our behalf across the Internet. When you visit our website because you have seen one of these ads, they may collect anonymous information about your visits to our Web site, and your interaction with our products and services. They may also use information about your visits to this and other Web sites to target advertisements for goods and services. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag, which is industry standard technology used by most major web sites. No personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process. They do not know the name, phone number, address, email address, or any personally identifying information about the user. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this anonymous information used by our third party service provider, please visit our third party service provider’s website.
You can also read more about online marketing practices and the technologies that support them by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk