Session cookies (2) – these allow the Website to link your actions during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what you have put in your shopping basket as you browse the Website. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored long term.
Persistent cookies (3) – these are stored on a user's device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site.
We also use 8 third-party cookies (i.e. cookies that are set by another domain other than the one being visited by the user) from Twitter - 3 session cookies and 5 persistent cookies.
The cookies we use enable us:
- to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
- to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;
- to speed up your searches; and
- to recognise you when you return to our Website.
In addition, we may also use third-party re-marketing tracking cookies, including Google AdWords tracking cookies. This means we may show relevant ads tailored to you across the internet, specifically on Google’s and its partners’ websites, based on what parts of our website you have viewed. We respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google’s or any other third-party remarketing system.
The third-party vendors, including Google, whose services we use – will place cookies on web browsers in order to serve ads based on past visits to our website. This allows us to make special offers and continue to market our products and content to those who have shown interest.