What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored in your web browser on your computer. They help you navigate websites efficiently, by remembering settings and choices you make during your visits to a website.
There are two types of cookies: 'Session Cookies' are used to store information about your visit to a website, so you can easily pick up where you left off when you leave a page and then return to it. They are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. 'Persistent Cookies' help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. This results in faster and more convenient access. These remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire.
The cookies we use on this site remember settings and choices you make during your visits to our website. We use them to save you time and to make your experience better, in the following ways:
|Cookie Name||What does it do||When it expires|
|external_no_cache||A flag value to tell the system if certain cache storage should or shouldn't be used.||When browser is closed.|
|This stores the session ID which links your browser session to your basket data and other visitor information securely stored in the system.||When browser is closed.|
|HCP||Created once you have seen the HCP Check popup on first viewing.||2 weeks from creation|
What specific cookies are set on our website?
We use Google Analytics to monitor the traffic to our website. We set the cookies named in the table below to do this.
|_utma||Used to determine if you are a unique visitor to our site.||randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmb||Used to track continuous usage of the site.||randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|_utmc||This cookie is no longer used by our site, but is set for backwards compatibility by Google||randomly generated number||when you close your browser|
|_utmz||Used to store information about how you got to our site.||randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached||6 months|
For more information about the cookies named above, please visit Cookies set by Google Analytics.
What is the EU Cookie Law?
The EU Cookie Law is amended privacy legislation that requires websites to obtain informed consent from visitors before they can store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device - taken from http://www.cookielaw.org/.