Cookie policy

Cookie policy


Information about our use of cookies
Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

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 and use the shopping basket.
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.

Google Analytics. These are used to monitor information, which is collected anonymously, to track patterns and trends in our website.

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

BIGipServerTethys – This is set when you move from one page to another page in the site. The cookies is classed as “strictly necessary” for the functioning of the site, and as such is exempt from the normal requirement of user consent for the use of cookies. This cookie does not store personally identifiable information, and (as “session cookies”) is deleted when you close your browser session.

TS01a0c22a – Our web host uses this session cookies for server load balancing.

bp-activity-oldestpage – This cookie is used to store information when you are navigating through multiple pages of community “activity.” The cookie essentially remembers what page of activity the “load more” option is on, helping to ensure that you are not presented with activity that you have already viewed. It is deleted when you leave the site.

APISID, CONSENT, HSID, NID, SID, SIDCC, 1P_JAR – We use Google Analytics cookies to collect and store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there, and what they click on. This information helps us make to that sure our site are meeting both customer and visitor needs, and to find out how we could improve them.
Analytics cookies do not collect or store users’ personal information (for example, names or addresses) so this information cannot be used to identify individuals.

cookie_notice_accepted – Pop up cookie acceptance box

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.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

To find out lots more about cookies in general and the different types, take a look at Cookiepedia – the leading information resource all about cookies.