Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

CookieNamePurposeExpiresMore information
CEWEaffiliate_85012611 PHPSESSID aclrsid cid JSESSIONID csid oam.Flash.RENDERMAP.TOKEN oam.Flash.REDIRECT ASLBSID sbcCheckedUsed to manage the user’s session and provide core website functionalityUp to 1 month
Adobe TargetMBOX checkUsed for website optimization and testing.Up to 2 weeks
Adobe Omnitures_c6 s_c9 s_sq s_cc s_vi s_ev13Used to provide us information about how visitors use our website.Up to 2 years
Google Analytics_ga _gid _galiUsed to provide us information about how visitors use our website.Up to 2 years
Google Tag Manager_dc_gtm*Helps us manage scripts on our website.Session
LiveChat__livechat __lc.visitor_id* __lc_vv __livechat_lastvisit lc_window_state lc_sso4580281* recent_window 3rdparty main_window_timestamp notification[status_ping] message_text __lc_mcst __lc_mcid autoinvite_callbackUsed to provide our live chat functionality.3 years
Refined Adsuid sid pbCollects transaction data which we use to improve our service.2 years
HotJarhjClosedSurveyInvites _hjDonePolls _hjMinimizedPolls _hjDoneSurveys _hjIncludedInSample _hjShownFeedbackMessageUsed to provide us information about how visitors use our website.365 days
Wistia_distillery muxData wistia-http2-push-disabledUsed by our video player to provide playback functionality.365 days
Pingdom__cfduidProvides site performance monitoring used to improve the quality and performance of our website.365 days
DoubleClickIDE test_cookieUsed to measure the effectiveness of our online marketing campaigns365 days
FacebookfrUsed for social media integration and sharing capabilities.3 months
Twitterpersonalization_idUsed for social media integration and sharing capabilities.3 months
BingMUID _uetsidUsed to provide us information about how visitors use our website.2 years
AddThisuid uvc __atuvc __atuvs ouid di2 bt2 vc xtc loc musProvides social sharing functionality on our blog.Up to 1 year
Instagramurlgen csrftoken rurProvides the Instagram widget on our blog.Up to 2 years
Adalyser__adal_ca __adal_cw __adal_idAn analytics platform that is used to measure response to TV advertising.Persistent
Google reCAPTCHAPREF NID HSID APISID SIDDetection of spam traffic on contact forms.6 months
Commision JunctioncjeventProvides affiliate marketing with Commission Junction30 days

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after a certain period. Please refer to the cookie table for more details.

For further information about cookies and how to control their use, please visit the following third party educational resources: and