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We use the following cookies:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies - These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for, they allow you to move around the website and use certain features, such as accessing secure pages.
- Session Cookies – These cookies allow the site to ‘remember’ content from page to page for example shopping basket. These cookies expire when the user leaves the site or closes the browser.
- Analytical/Performance Cookies - These cookies collect information about how you use the website, for example pages you go to and any error messages you experience. These cookies don't gather information that identifies you, they are anonymous and help to improve how the website works.
- Functional Cookies - These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make, and tailor the website to provide enhanced content for you.
- Marketing Cookies - These cookies are used to tailor marketing so it is relevant to you. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement.
- Persistent cookies - This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Type / Expiry
Stores a random ID which ensures that a user can be uniquely identified as a guest or logged-in user. Functions such as "Items last viewed" orretention of the logged-in state are connected with this cookie.
Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.
Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website
Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.
Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.
Used by Pinterest to track the usage of services.
Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.
Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
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