What is a Cookie?
Types of Cookies
There are 2 distinct types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is only accessible while your browser is open and is deleted as soon as you navigate away from the Website. A persistent cookie can remain on your computer for a pre-defined period of time, or until they are forcibly deleted. Other technologies including pixels, tags, web beacons or local storage also store and retrieve data on a device and are similar to cookies. A further explanation about cookies is available on: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
How do I disable Cookies?
If you do not want to accept a cookie you can use your in-built browser or device settings to deny or accept individual or all cookies. The procedure varies depending on browser or device so please visit your browser or device’s settings or help section for more details.
What happens if Cookies are switched off?
Cookies enable you to use shopping carts and to personalise your experience on our Website, tells us which parts of the Website people have visited, helps us to measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches so that we can improve our communications and products.
We use the following categories of cookies on the Website:
- Necessary: These are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable the User to log into secure areas of the Website and use services like shopping baskets. If you choose to deny this cookie, this will affect your ability to purchase online or to remain signed in on your account online. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser and are therefore “session” cookies.
- Functionality: These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website and to remember choices that you make while browsing. We may remember preferences such as font size and other customisable site elements. The information these cookies collect will not personally identify you, and they cannot track your browsing activity on third party websites, not controlled by us. These are “persistent” cookies because they stay on your computer after you leave the Website.
Using information collected about you for advertising purposes is known as targeted or behavioural advertising. You can opt out of this behavioural advertising on the web browser you are currently using with an “opt-out cookie” by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices or by using the specific opt-outs listed below. If you choose to turn off online behavioural advertising it does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising, it means that the advertising you see may not be tailored to your interests or preferences on the web browser you are currently using.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie Title||Cookie Name||Type||More information|
|ID cookie||PHPSESSID||Session||Establishes a user session|
|Tracks user-interactions on website|
|Cookie preference||cookie_notice_accepted||Persistent||Remembers a user’s choice about cookies|
Third party cookies
You can 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 website.
The duration of the cookies being used on the website are as follows:
|Cookie Title||Cookie Name||Type||Duration||More information|
|ID cookie||PHPSESSID||Session||until browser session ends||Establishes a user session|
|Tracks user-interactions on website|
|Cookie preference||cookie_notice_accepted||Persistent||2 years||Remembers a user’s choice about cookies|