What we collect
We may collect the following information:
contact information including email address
demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by letting us know using our Contact Us information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us this request using our Contact Us information.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
List of cookies we collect
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
__utma A Google Analytics cookie, which keeps track of the number of times, a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
__utmb A Google Analytics cookie, which creates a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor enters a site.
__utmc A Google Analytics cookie, which creates a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor leaves the site.
__utmt Used to throttle request rate.
__utmv Used for reporting in Google Analytics classifying the visitor.
__utmz A Google Analytics cookie which tracks where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from.
SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF These cookies are set by Google Maps when you load a map of our location.
SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, __utma, __utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE These cookie are set by You Tube.
CART The association with the customer's shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page to load pages faster.
COMPARE The items in the customer's Compare Products list.
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of the shopper's customer ID.
CUSTOMER_AUTH Indicates if the customer are currently logged in to the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the shopper's customer group.
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE Indicates if caching is disabled or enabled.
FRONTEND The customer's session ID.
GUEST-VIEW Determines if guests can edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category visited by the shopper.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product viewed by the shopper.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates if the cache can be used to store information.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CARTA link to information about the shopper's cart and viewing history.
RECENTLYCOMPARED Items recently compared by the shopper.
STF Information on products the shopper has emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language chosen by the shopper.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates if the shopper allows cookies to be saved.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products recently viewed by the shopper.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to the shopper's wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in the shopper's wishlist.
_pk_ref, _pk_cvar, _pk_id, _pk_ses Used for general website analytics.
_pk_hsr Used for heatmap and session analytics.