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Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies - small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • 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.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Expiry

Google Analytics:

 

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including:

 

_utma

 

 

  • the number of visitors to the website, the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit

2 years

 

_utmb & utmc

  • the start, end and therefore duration of a visit

Session

_utmz

 

  • where users have come from, the search engine that was used, the link that was clicked and what search term was used.

6 months

 

 

_utmt,

  • used to throttle the speed of requests to the server; limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

Session

Visual Website Optimiser (VWO):
_vwo_uuid_v2

This cookie measures the performance of different versions of web pages, ensures a visitor always sees the same version of a page and is used to track behaviour to measure the performance of different page versions.

 

 

1 year

v.gif

Used by VWO to run tests and to track user information for optimization.

Session

Big Commerce:
beacon_id
beacon_Ind
beacon_ratr
beacon_ref
beacon_reftyp
beacon_typ

 

 These are session cookies that that store information in a temporary memory location and then subsequently delete the information after the session is completed or the web browser is closed. These cookies store information that the user has input and tracks the movements of the user within the website.

 All Session

Big Commerce:
beacon_vid
beacon_vis
fornax_anonymousld
Index.php
v1/tracker/pixel.gif

 These cookies store information about how visitors to the website use the website.

 Session

1 year
10 years
Session
Session

STORE_VISITOR

This cookie is used by our online shop to record whether a user has logged into their account. 

Session

SHOP_SESSION_TOKEN

 

This cookie is used by our online shop to record whether users have placed items in their shopping cart. 

6 days

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.
As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.

We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.