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Use Of Cookies

The Sites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Sites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Sites and also allows us to improve the Sites.

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:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Sites and use a shopping basket.
  2. Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Sites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Sites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  3. Functionality cookies.These are used to recognise you when you return to the Sites. 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).
  4. Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Sites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Sites 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 namePurpose
guest-view Stores the Order ID that guest shoppers use to retrieve their order status.
login_redirect Preserves the destination page the customer was navigating to before being directed to log in.
mage-messages Tracks error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages, The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper.
mage-translation-storage Stores translated content when requested by the shopper.
product_data_storage Stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products.
recently_compared_products Stores product IDs of recently compared products.
recently_compared_product_previous Stores product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation.
recently_viewed_product Stores product IDs of recently viewed products for easy navigation.
recently_viewed_product_previous Stores product IDs of recently previously viewed products for easy navigation.
stf Records the time messages are sent by the SendFriend (Email a Friend) module.
X-Magento_Vary Configuration setting that improves performance when using Varnish static content caching.
form_key A security measure that appends a random string to all form submissions to protect the data from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF).
mage-cache-sessid The value of this cookie triggers the cleanup of local cache storage. When the cookie is removed by the backend application, the Admin cleans up local storage, and sets the cookie value to "true."
mage-cache-storage Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables ecommerce functions.
mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation Forces local storage of specific content sections that should be invalidated.
persistent_shopping_cart Stores the key (ID) of persistent cart to make it possible to restore the cart for an anonymous shopper.
private_content_version Appends a random, unique number and time to pages with customer content to prevent them from being cached on the server.
section_data_ids Stores customer-specific information related to shopper-initiated actions such as display wish list, checkout information, etc.
store Tracks the specific store view / locale selected by the shopper.
__utma Distinguishes shoppers and sessions .This cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there is no existing __utma cookie. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb Determines new sessions/visits. This cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there is no existing __utmb cookie. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmz Saves the traffic source or campaign that explains how the shopper reached your site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes, and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv Stores visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor-level custom variable. This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Managing 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 the Sites.

If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:
For PCs: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option

Enabling Cookies

You can enable cookies by following the steps below depending on your browser:

SAFARI ON OSX

  1. Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option;
  2. Click on 'Security' then 'Accept cookies';
  3. Select the 'Only from site you navigate to'.

MOZILLA FIREFOX ON OSX

  1. Click on 'Mozilla' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option;
  2. Scroll down until you see cookies under 'Privacy & Security';
  3. Select 'Enable cookies for the originating web site only'.

OPERA

  1. Click on 'Menu' at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings';
  2. Then select 'Preferences', select the 'Advanced' tab;
  3. Then select 'Accept cookies' option.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them (including blocking them) visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a separate window). Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites.

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