What Is a Cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by website’s server. Only that certain server is able to retrieve or read the contents of the cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, the site name, and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

Why Do We Use Cookies?

Cookies placed on your browser enable us to ensure successful operation of all functions of the website and analyze site visits in order to be able to continuously improve the user experience.

This Website Loads Two Kinds of Cookies

  1. Google Analytics cookies: Cookies loaded by Google Analytics that enables us to analyse traffic on the website. We use this data to improve user experience of the website.
  2. Social cookies: Cookies loaded by e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest. These cookies enable you to share content directly to your social media profiles.

This Website Uses the Following Cookies

Cookie name Provider Expiry Purpose
_ga Google Analytics 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gat Google Analytics 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.