A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your PC, when you visit certain web pages.
Examples of cookie use:
When someone visits a retailer from our site, cookies are used to allow the retailer to know that the clicks and sales have come via our site.
This is generally known as a performance tracking cookie.
Without it, many websites would not work properly and retailers would not know where results were coming from.
In order to track accurately and reliably, these cookies are provided by professional third parties, known as affiliate networks. Clicks from our site go via one of their network servers, to the retailer. To read more about affiliate marketing the Internet Advertising Bureaux have a guide here: Performance Marketing Explained
We sometimes combine information from all our visitors’ cookies, to find out how people are using our site, so we can improve it.
This is known as "aggregate" information and is anonymous.
If you want to delete or block cookies you can do so using your browser settings. For more instructions on how to do this you can look at the guides on: AboutCookies.org
|CFID||An incremental number generated by our server. This is paired with CFTOKEN to identify your browser. It contains no personal information at all.|
|CFTOKEN||A randomly generated number/character string. This is paired with CFID to identify your browser. It contains no personal information at all.|
|Explanation of CFID and CFTOKEN
The combination of these two cookies provides a unique identification for your browser. However it contains no information about you, unless you register or log-in.
There are two ways in which this is used depending on whether you are logged in or not logged in. See below.
|Not logged in
Our server temporarily stores coded anonymous information about which pages you visited on our site,
This allows us to:
The same uses as 'Not logged in'. Plus:
|aw1001||A third party affiliate network performance tracking cookie. The cookie will be the letters 'aw' followed by an id to represent our website.|
|Third party affiliate network performance tracking cookies. The cookie will be the letters 'wgdc', 'wgs' or 'wgc' followed by a number.|