Cookies

How we use cookies

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.  If, however, you do wish to restrict the cookie functionality for your browser, please see our Cookie Management page.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

CookieNamePurposeMore Information
Session IDASPSESSIONIDOur web server may create an essential session cookie, which is used solely to distinguish your visit to our website from any other visitors that may be using the website at the same time. This cookie will expire when your session ends. 
Website FunctionalityGRAPHTECThis is a first party cookie created by our website to indicate whether you are currently logged into the website or not, and helps you to navigate around our website. It expires when your session ends. 
Shopping BasketGRAPHTECShopThis is a first party cookie created by our website to store details about your shopping basket, such as the items you have placed in it. It is created when you add an item from our online shop into your basket, and expires when your session ends. 
Site Cookie AcceptanceGRAPHTECCookiesAcceptedThis cookie may be used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on our website. 
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.Click here for an overview of the Google Analytics privacy policy
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The videos you see embedded on our website are provided by YouTube, which may create the cookies listed. We use this service on the basis that Google adheres to its privacy policy.Click here for an overview of privacy at Google