Use of Cookies


When you visit our website or use our apps we may send your browser a cookie. A cookie is a small file placed on your computer or mobile phone's browser that helps us recognise you when you return to our website or to the app and can tell us whether or not you've visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we may generate new ones.

The following table explains which cookies we may use and why:

Cookie Name




_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz (and occasionally other cookies starting with _utm)

Google Analytics

This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only. These may last for up to 1 year to help us gather statistics about whether you return to the website after you have first visited.

Up to 1 year


Logged in

Whilst you are logged in (after you have registered), this allows the site to identify you as you navigate between pages. We store the contents of your shopping basket, personal account information, browsing history within this site and favourites in our secure database.

Current session only


Various user specific settings


cookie will be placed automatically by our web server software when you visit the site and used to reference a number of items to improve your site experience, including:

ReturnUrls (used through navigation throughout the site, when a user needs to be redirected)

The previous search text and various search terms (dates etc) that need to be remembered when returning from a Facebook login redirect

Users IP (to stop multiple poll vote attempts)

Current session only


Remember me

Remembers who you are so you don’t have to sign in each time you visit the site.

Up to 1 year.


External API login tokens

Twitter, Facebook OAuth tokens

Up to 1 year.


Other external cookies

Google and Youtube (NID, PREF, YSC etc) 

Up to 1 year.


Set by our hosting environment to make sure you are directed to the same server between different web pages on the same website.

Current session only


For keeping track of Overlays 

Current session only



Antiforgery token

Current session only


Cookie acceptance

Remembers that you have accepted our use of cookies

3 months

By continuing to use the website and/or app you are giving your consent to allow us to use the above cookies.

You can disable cookies from our site at any time - all modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, and these settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. Please note, this may prevent areas of a website from working as intended.

If you do not agree with the described use of the cookies on this website or app and do not wish to disable cookies, we respectfully ask that you do not use this website or app.

For additional information please see our Privacy Policy.