Cookies are small pieces of information that are sent from web servers to web browsers and are then stored by the browser. When a subsequent request is made to the web server the cookies are sent with each request, this allows the web server to track usage of the site in various ways.
The default cookies used by this site are anonymous meaning we cannot identify you personally from them. If you choose to use a feature of this site that does require some of your personal information we will first ask for your consent.
Control Your Cookies
Cookie controls for common browsers are shown below:
You can also use a private browsing feature of your browser to stop cookies being stored all together (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox, Safari etc.).
Cookies We Use
Below is a list of the main cookies we use across our sites. For a full, categorised list please click Manage cookies in the footer.
Google Analytics and Related
We use Google Analytics to track how visitors use our sites and to understand our most popular pages and content, all analytics data is anonymous and we do not send your IP address to Google. You can view Google’s own policies here.Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
|_ga, __utma||Used to distinguish users to determine if a user is new or returning to the site||2 years|
|_gid||As above||24 hours|
|_gat, __utmt||Used to limit the number of requests to Google’s servers to one per minute||1 minute, 10 minutes|
|__utmb, __utmc||Used to measure how long a visitor stays on the site||30 minutes|
|__utmz||Used to measure where a visitor came from when visiting our site||6 months|
|IDE||Used to serve more relevant advertisements or to track the effectiveness of ads||1 year|
|_hjIncludedInSample||Let’s Hotjar know if the current visitor is included in the current analysis of the site’s performance.||Session only|
All of the following cookies are removed when the visitor closes their browser and are necessary for the current visit and otherwise essential workings of the sites:
|[large alphanumeric strings], frontend, frontend_cid, external_no_cache, PHPSESSID, sentisum_session, .ASPXANONYMOUS, ARRAffinity, .AspNet.ApplicationCookie, .AspNet.TwoFactorRememberBrowser, test_cookie, frontend, frontend_cid, external_no_cache, PHPSESSID, sentisum_session, .ASPXANONYMOUS, ARRAffinity, .AspNet.ApplicationCookie, .AspNet.TwoFactorRememberBrowser, test_cookie||These session cookies are used to store things like shopping cart contents, products for comparison, list filters, etc.|
These cookies are used to store the visitor’s choices on a site:
|cookie-banner, reDimCookieHint||Used to store that the visitor has confirmed a cookie banner|
|FIRSTSTEPS||Used to store that the visitor has read a popup message|
|becd||Used to store ID on our BE configurator tool to aid interaction and store progress|
|__cfduid||Used to distinguish users||Permanent|
|becs||Used to store id on our BE configurator tool to aid interaction and store progress|