Cookie policy

Cookie policy

We collect information about our customers via server logs, cookies, order forms and competitions. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings. None of our cookies store any credit/debit card information nor password details.

The tables below explains the cookies we use and why.

Strictly Necessary

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.

Cookie Name Purpose

currency_V6

This is used to remember what currency the user has chosen.

cookieNoticeSeen

This is used to remember that you've seen our cookie policy message.

locale_V6

This is used to remember what language the user is viewing the website in.

ElysiumBaskethutint_V6

This is used to access what the user has already put in their basket in that session or a previous visit.

NSC_[followed by name of relevant server]

This acts as a load balancer between the various servers we use on our website i.e. it ensures the user's interaction with the website is uninterrupted when the user transfers across servers.

_EDOFC_V6

This is used to store information relating to the contents of the user's basket.

currencyset

This is used when users from Europe are redirected to the site with Euros automatically set as their currency. This is done through the load balancer.

VisitorId_hutint_V6

This is used to access the user's details during a session or from a previous visit.

JSESSIONID

This is used for the purposes of session management in our application server.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only uses to improve how our website works. By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Cookie Name Purpose

currency_V6

This is used to remember what currency the user has chosen.

cookieNoticeSeen

This is used to remember that you've seen our cookie policy message.

locale_V6

This is used to remember what language the user is viewing the website in.

ElysiumBaskethutint_V6

This is used to access what the user has already put in their basket in that session or a previous visit.

NSC_[followed by name of relevant server]

This acts as a load balancer between the various servers we use on our website i.e. it ensures the user's interaction with the website is uninterrupted when the user transfers across servers.

_EDOFC_V6

This is used to store information relating to the contents of the user's basket.

currencyset

This is used when users from Europe are redirected to the site with Euros automatically set as their currency. This is done through the load balancer.

VisitorId_hutint_V6

This is used to access the user's details during a session or from a previous visit.

JSESSIONID

This is used for the purposes of session management in our application server.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works. By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Cookie Name Purpose

_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
(Google analytics)

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

_vis_opt_s
_vis_opt_exp_1_combi
_vis_opt_test_cookie
_vis_opt_exp_1_goal_1

(Visual Website Optimiser)

These cookies are placed by our current multivariate testing tool, Visual Website Optimiser. It enables us to create different versions of our websites and landing pages, so that we can monitor which our customers prefer.

affil_V6

We use this cookie to track sales that have come in via an affiliate network link.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow our website to remember choices that you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in), and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Cookie Name Purpose

VisitorId_nectar_V6

This is used to access the user details during a session or from a previous visit.

RememberMe_nectar.v6

This is used to remember your log-in details on the website.

How to Restrict or Block Cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The 'Help' function within your browser should tell you how. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. You may also wish to visit www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices to learn more about the cookies on your device set by other companies, and opt out of them if you wish. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.