This website sets cookies to enhance your user experience, this is nothing new as almost all websites do the same for a variety of reasons, some allow the correct information to display on each page, others may allow the navigation to work as intended. Some of these cookies are what is known as 'first party' ie, us, used for our own internal purposes in order to make the website run as correctly as possible, others or 'third party' might include Social Media sites or Google Analytics, resources that are used by us to either offer extended functionality or in the case of analytics to see where our customers are coming from and where they are browsing.
In order to remain current with legislation we are obliged to notify you of what these cookies are and why the are in effect.
To put this simply, the session cookie keeps a note of your progress through the website, the products you have viewed, what you have added to your cart or even asked a question about, these are strictly necessary for the time you visit the site, also known as your 'session'
Allow us to know where you have been previously in order to maintain copies of previous pages viewed or images that will speed up your browsing experience.
Modern websites are expected to be connected to a number of other login options and social websites, in doing so we have to set a cookie to know that you are using these functions.
These track where you have come from, what you have clicked and searched for in order to maintain our service level.
So why all this bumpf?
Back in May 2012 a new legislation was passed for E.U. countries to be required by law to notify a visitor that cookies are being used and how to remove them if required, while we only collect your data for the purposes of your account and never give them to a third party we are required by law to let you know what each cookie does and why.
Cookies in detail
categoryXXX - XXX being a number of the category displayed
productXXX - XXX being a number of the product displayed
accordeon - used for the dropdown system in the menu to note where you are in the navigation
config - because the site is ecommerce based the shop function has to make a note of how it is configured for functions such as currency and shipping
vmapply - a second cookie set by the ecommerce software that relates to its inbuilt functionality
jpanesliders - slideshows, product display and anything that require motion uses a cookie so it knows where it is at
cc_advertising - functionality cookie, keeps a check on where are customers come from for our purposes
cc_social - functionality cookie, if customers create accounts using social media profiles this comes into play
cc_analytics - functionality cookie for analytics purposes, where do customers click? how many pages viewed etc all helps us maintain a quality service.
How do I delete them?
You can find out how to do remove or block cookies for your particular browser by clicking "help" on your browser's menu or by visiting
More information on this law can be found at:
Information Commissioner's Office http://www.ico.gov.uk