Cookie policy

Cookies are used in various forms by most websites and are usually harmless.

What’s a cookie?

Cookies are small text files are stored on your hard-drive that can be used by websites to make your experience more efficient and in order to provide you with more functionality.  For example a cookie can help a website to remember that you are logged in when processing an eCommerce transaction or may be used to remember your language preferences.

Cookies may be session or persistent.  Session cookies are deleted after you have left our website and Persistent cookies remain to help you with your experience next time you return.

What are cookies used for?

We have broken up the types of cookies that most websites use into the following categories:

  1. Necessary. Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  2. Preferences. Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
  3. Statistics. Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. Statistical cookies may benefit the ongoing improvements of the website and increased efficiency/relevance of any related marketing campaigns.
  4. Marketing. Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

How do we use cookies?

For your information we have listed all of the cookies used and their purpose in our Cookie Policy.

Cookie Name Type Category Expires after Purpose
_ga persistent Statistics 2 years Analytical insights for our website to help grow our business
_gid persistent Statistics 1 day Analytical insights for our website to help grow our business
_gat_gtag_UA_17588726_1 session Statistics 1 minute Analytical insights for our website to help grow our business
_gat session Statistics 1 minute Analytical insights for our website to help grow our business
various various Statistics various As well as those cookies listed google might add further cookies
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Persistent Preference 1 hour Indicates if a customer is allowed to use cookies.
external_no_cache Persistent Necessary 1 hour A flag that indicates if caching is disabled.
persistent_shopping_cart Persistent Necessary 1 hour The session key.
Stf Persistent Necessary 1 hour If product links were sent to friends, stores the timestamps in the format: $timeStamp1, $timestamp2, …, $timestampN.
frontend Persistent Necessary 1 hour Session ID
frontend_cid Persistent Necessary 1 hour Session ID
guest-view Persistent Necessary 1 hour Allows guests to edit their orders.
wfvt_4293632745 Session Necessary on exit To protect the site against malware as part of a firewall
_hjIncludedInSample Session Marketing 1 minute used to allow us to imporve the site, your data is aggregated and not personal.
test_cookie Persistent Marketing 1 Hour Helps google decide relevant advertising for you on external platforms.
IDE Persistent Marketing 1 Hour Helps google decide relevant advertising for you on external platforms.
AKDC Persistent Necessary 30 minutes Used by Paypal to allow you to use their service
akavpau_ppsd Session Necessary 1 minute Used by Paypal to allow you to use their service
VARIOUS Persistent Marketing 1 Hour To display media rich video content
JCS_INENREF Persistent Necessary 1 day Used to prevent spam on our blog
JCS_INENTIM Persistent Necessary 1 day Used to prevent spam on our blog

Can I block cookies?

Your browser will usually allow you to alter and control the type of cookies that you will allow websites to store.  If you are concerned about out cookies being stored on your computer by this website or other, we strongly recommend that you check your browser for further information.  If you choose to block cookies some sections of this website might not be available to you.

The details of Third Party cookies may change from time to time, however we will endeavour to keep this document up to date and accurate.

This Cookie Policy is correct and accurate as of the

25th May 2018