Cookie policy

Last updated: 01 April 2023

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.

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:

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

To understand how we use personal data, see the Privacy Policy on our website.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookies Expiry Purpose
__cfduid 30 days

Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.

See Cloudflare Cookie Policy for more information.

vsf-currency After session This cookie is used to store selected currency.
vsf-locale After session This cookie is used to store selected locale.
vsf-store After session This cookie is used to store selected store.
cookiecook 1 year This cookie is used to store Cookie Acceptance.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookies Expiry Purpose
_gat 10 minutes

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn After session

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

_ga 2 years

This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

_gid 1 day

This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to store and count pageviews.

See Google Privacy Policy for more information.

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Cookies Expiry Purpose
(no cookies)

Third Party Cookies

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies:

You can 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 website.