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About Cookies 

Cookies are small pieces of data are sent to and retrieved from your browser by a website. These cookies can be used to store and retrieve information about you or your device (computer, tablet or mobile) which are then mostly used to present you with a more personalised web experience, both on this site and others you visit.

Almost all modern websites use cookies, and European privacy regulations require that your consent is obtained for the use of all cookies except those that are necessary for the site to provide you with information and services you request.

Below is a detailed list of the cookies that may be used by our site if you choose to allow cookies.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. 

 Name

 Purpose

 _ga  This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie 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. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
 OptanonConsent  This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.
 OptanonAlertBoxClosed  This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.
 ASP.NET_SessionId  General session cookie set by the server used to track the session state. Enables the site to remember selections and preferences made by the user.
 AWSELB  This cookie name is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client request on the server.
 __RequestVerificationToken   This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

 Name

 Purpose

 bv_metrics   This cookie name is associated with a web analytics service provided by Bazaarvoice. Performance diagnostic events for less than 1/1000th of users.
 wow.session  IIS Session Code. Standard session cookie served by the web server.
 wow.anonymousId  Anonymous Visitor ID. Does not store user data, only stores active menu node over post-back.
 wow.utmvalues  Stores the UTM values for the session. Does not store user data, only stores active menu node over post-back.
 wow.schedule  Load Balance Session Queue. Standard session cookie served by the web server.
 BVBRANDSID  This cookie name is associated with a web analytics service provided by Bazaarvoice. Allows internal Bazaarvoice web analytics to be correlated to the same user browsing session for interactions within a particular client domain.
 _gat_UA-34462103-2  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.
 _gid  This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
 BVBRANDID  This cookie name is associated with a web analytics service provided by Bazaarvoice. Allows internal Bazaarvoice web analytics to be correlated to the same user for interactions within a particular client domain.
 _gat_UA-34462103-57  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.
 _hjIncludedInSample  This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar, a Malta based company. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.
 _vwo_uuid_v2  This cookie name is associated with the product Visual Website Optimiser, by USA based Wingify. The tool helps site owners measure the performance of different versions of web pages. This cookie ensures a visitor always sees the same version of a page and is used to track behaviour to measure the performance of different page versions.
 SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE   Analytics cookie used to measure website traffic.

 

 

Functional Cookies

 Name

 Purpose

 brother-online#lang  Session cookie to remember a user's language preference.
 BVImplmain_site  This cookie name is associated with a web analytics service provided by Bazaarvoice. Used for client-driven A/B tests. main_site is the ID of the current configuration used.
 main-uk#lang  Session cookie set by the server. The likely purpose of this cookie is to remember a user's language preference.

 

Targeting Cookies

 Name

 Service Provider

 _gcl_au  Golden Concord Holdings Limited
 facebook.com  Facebook, Inc.
 linkedin.com
 LinkedIn Corporation
 google.com  Google LLC
 amgdgt.com  
 google.co.uk  Google LLC
 youtube.com
 YouTube LLC
 mathtag.com
 MediaMath, Inc.
 doubleclick.net
 Google LLC

 

 

Social Media Cookies

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks.  These cookies are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and build up a profile of your interests.  This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.  However if you do not use these other services, then these cookies may not be set by our site. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

 Name

 Service Provider

 addthis.com

 AddThis

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