Cookie Policy (our site) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site.

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 site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site, 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 site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site 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 site. 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 site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site 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 More information
ASP.NET_SessionId Used by .NET to track session variables. Session specific.
panelStateCookie Created if the user clicks "continue" in the cookie panel. Permanent.
panelStateCountdown Used to track the show/hide status of the countdown panel at the bottom of the site. Not permanent.
yourAuthCookie Used to track login status of current user. Not permanent.
CompletedOrderId GUID reference for order completed. Not permanent.
CouponInformation Holds coupon information for basket, if used. Not permanent.
OrderId The ID of the current basket. Used by the shop basket. This is how the system knows that you have a basket if you close your browser without completing the transaction and come back later on. Not permanent but lasts a few days.
OrderNumber The current order number.
PaymentOrderId Used by the payment gateway interaction. Not permanent.
TransaactionId Used by the payment gateway interaction. Not permanent.
alias Used by the shop to know which language shop is being used. Not permanent.


These 4 cookies are used for the Facebook "Like" button. Please see Facebook documentation for details.
40 additional cookies added by Google.
Used for the "Plus 1" button to track what a user clicks on.
Used for the "Tweet this page" link.


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.

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

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.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after one calendar month.