In compliance with EU cookie legislation, this page serves to inform visitors of cookies used on this website.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from a website to your computer or mobile phone’s Internet browser. It is stored on your device’s hard drive and is used by websites to track online traffic flows. Unless you have programmed your computer to reject cookies, websites have been using cookies to enhance your online experience for years.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to gain a better understanding of our customers and their needs so we can improve their online experience with us. This applies to all visitors to our website, regardless of where in the world they live.

In order to comply with EU regulations, users now have the option of accepting our cookies. Although you will still be able to access most of our content without cookies, your visit to our site would benefit from the additional functionality that cookies will provide.

Whenever a person visits this site, we collect basic information about their behaviour on our site. This includes things like what pages have been visited and how they found our website. The information we gather for these purposes does not identify anyone and we make no attempt to find out who has been to our site.

What we do gain from this information is a better understanding of what people are interested in on our website and how we can improve their experience on it.

To access this information, we use the following cookies:

Google Analytics: This cookie allows us to gain a better understanding of how visitors use our site, what content they are interested in, and how they found us. The information we get from Google Analytics is anonymous and for the most part comes in the form of statistics.

Share This plug-in: This social media plug-in allows visitors to share our website’s content with their social networks. Once again this information is anonymous. The only information gathered from this cookie is a tally of how many people have shared a specific blog post and what social network was used.

We also use the following cookies for shop functionality:

COOKIE name COOKIE Description
GOOGLE ANALYTICS - utma Non-essential persistent cookie. Expires - 2 years. Purpose - Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics..
GOOGLE ANALYTICS __utmb Non-essential persistent cookie. Expires - 30 minutes. Purpose - Used to track how long a visit takes, takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site.
GOOGLE ANALYTICS __utmc Non-essential persistent cookie. Expires - End of browser session. Purpose - Used to track how long a visit takes, takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site
GOOGLE ANALYTICS __utmz Non-essential persistent. Expires - 6 months. Purpose - Used to track where the user has come from cookie
CATEGORY_INFO (essential) Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
CURRENCY (essential) Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER (essential) An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH (essential) An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO (essential) An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS (essential) Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE (non-essential) A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND (essential) You sesssion ID on the server.
LAST_CATEGORY (essential) The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT (essential) The most recent product you have viewed.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART (essential) A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
STORE (essential) The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE (essential) Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS (essential) The products that you have recently viewed.


Managing your cookies

The links below will take you to the web browser’s help page where you can manage your cookies:

Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Safari iOS
Windows Phone

To manage your Google Analytics cookies, you can visit the Google Analytics help page, however please keep in mind that information we obtain from Google Analytics goes towards improving the user experience on our site.