What is a cookie

Cookies are small information files used by websites to distinguish between individual computer terminals so that the pages and functionality of that website can be correctly and securely delivered.

Cookies are fundamental to providing user-friendly online services. The most common functions of e-commerce would be impossible without cookies.

There are two types of cookies that can be used in the Internet that you should be aware of – Session cookies and Persistent cookies. You can read more about these at http://allaboutcookies.org.

Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser and are usually not saved to your computer’s hard disk. We use session cookies to:

  • hold some types of non-private information you provide while using an interactive tool on the website
  • identify that you have logged in to the site
  • hold your search criteria while you are carrying out a search of the website
  • collect anonymous information on website usage to improve the site and service

Persistent cookies remain on your computer for a specified time and so are saved to your computer’s hard disk. We use persistent cookies to:

  • identify that a registered user has returned
  • securely remember your login User ID – if you have asked to do so
  • understand how you use our site and obtain information on website usage

Cookie use on our site

We only use Session cookies on this site. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. It is deleted as you close your browser. It cannot track your journey once you leave the site.

By using our website you consent to cookies being placed on your computer while you use the site.

General functional cookie

NameWhat is looks likeWhat is does
PHPSESSIDValueok8hkiuvtgbjrnj45skl9a74c5This single session cookie contains all the information required to deliver the functionality of the website you are visiting. It does not gather personal data and is required only for the duration of your visit.It allows the authorised visitor to login to secure areas, a shopper to collect items in a basket and purchase them or carry out searches on the site as appropriate.
ExpiresAt End Of Session