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.
There are two types of cookies, ‘session based cookies’ and ‘persistent cookies’. Session based cookies are stored in memory. This means that when you close your browser the cookie will be gone. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until their expiration date.
We use both types of cookies. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
This is used to store user's preferences for EU Cookie law, and if they have chosen to accept the popup box or not.
This is used to store the customerID - this is unique per customer, we use this to authenticate and check customer's session (if they are logged in or not).
This is used to store how many items are in a user basket and which products are containerd in a users basket.
This is used to store products that have been added by a user via the Quick order form.
This is used to store a list of recently viewed PF Codes so a list of recently viewed can be shown.
This is used to store the users most recent search term in the website search.
This is used to store the last product a user was viewing
This is used to store the users current session to validate it against any session URL parameters.
This is used to track the source of an order, if for example you come from an email campaign or other marketing link. This allows us to see what return we got on such marketing activity.
This is used to store the users preference of viewing prices on the web site (including or excluding VAT).
This cookie is used to determine if there is a change in current site mode to another site mode - if the site mode is changed, we know what process to display for example.
This has the product code of the last viewed item
This cookie captures a list of recently viewed PF Codes so a list of recently viewed can be shown.
This is used for CSRF token verification, a security feature on the site.
Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is a type of malicious attack.
This cookie is used to help protect against CSRF.
This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget. This widget is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
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.