What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of text that can be stored on your computer, phone or any other device for on-line browsing. Cookies have many uses, but are mainly used to store information about your shopping experience. You can find out more information about cookies at

What cookies do we use?
Google Analytics is the program we use to collect statistics from our website to show us how visitors use our site. We use this information to improve the functionality of the site and make your shopping experience easier. The cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, where they have come from and the pages visited.

Name of cookie (How long does it stay on my machine?)
__utma (2 years)
__utmz (6 months)
__utmb (30 minutes)
__utmc (until you close your browser)

CART: The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO: Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE: The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY: Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER: An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH: An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO: An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS: Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE: A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND: You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW: Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY: The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT: The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE: Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE: Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART: A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL: The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN: Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED: The items that you have recently compared.
STF: Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE: The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE: Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS: The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST: An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT: The number of items in your Wishlist.

Further information is available available about Google Analytics cookies, and Google even offer an 'opt-out' plugin if you don't want to accept their cookies.

Session cookie

Our site uses a session cookie which is essential for the site to function properly and will automatically be created for you. Of course you can delete and block all cookies from our site but this may cause the functionality of the site to stop working properly.

Name of cookie (How long does it stay on my machine?)

PHPSESSID (20 minutes or until you close your browser)

Social media

This website uses sharing buttons associated with various social media services, all of which use remote cookies to recognise users who have previously logged in from their computer/device. Cookies of this nature are different as you share your information with others and you can always refuse their use.

Name of cookie (How long does it stay on my machine?)

uit (2 years)
uvc (2 years)
psc (2 years)
uid (2 years)
__atuvc (2 years)

How do I control which cookies are allowed?
You can use your internet browser's options to set the level of cookies your machine will accept.