We are required by law to provide you with clear and comprehensive information about the Cookies that we use.
Cookies help us to assess how you use our website and also how we can improve our website. This means we have the information we need to regularly evaluate whether our website really meets your needs. Some of the cookies we use improve the functionality of our website, so if you choose to disable cookies on your browser, you might find that you can't access some aspects of our website, or that parts of the website don't function in the way that you might expect them to.
Cookies can help us to remember your website login so that you don't need to type it into the website every time you return, or to remember the goods that you have clicked to purchase on one page so that they are added to your basket. Our Cookies do not store information which could be used to identify you personally, such as your contact details.
The Cookies we use
This website uses four types of Cookies:
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These are required for the operation of our website, for example, to enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/Performance Cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality Cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting Cookies. These record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Below is a list of the Cookies we use and what they do:
vscommerce A session identifier cookie that disappears after the browser is closed. This is a unique ID that references the database entry holding information such as the basket contents, logged in status and other information.
VSCurrency An identifier that references the currency the prices are displayed in.
VSVatPrices An identifier that references if prices are shown inclusive or exclusive of VAT.
VSCategoryGroup An identifier that references the last top level category visited.
mobi An identifier that references whether the customer has opted to view the mobile or standard version of the website.
VSCourierID An identifier that references the courier the customer has selected.
VSCountryID An identifier that references the country the customer has selected.
vs_username The login username of the visitor but only if the visitor selected for the website to remember their credentials.
vs_password The login password of the visitor but only if the visitor selected for the website to remember their credentials.
Google Analytics Non-personal information used to track a visitors route through the website. This is used to find at which point customers have abandoned the checkout process and is used to improve the website. You can read more information on the cookies used by Google Analytics uses on its information page.
3rd Party Cookies
Our website uses Third Party Cookies from the providers found in the table below, if you require further information about what those cookies are or how they are used, you should contact those providers directly.
Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter You can choose to share content from our site with others via the social networks listed, and so you may be sent cookies from these websites.
Google We utilise the online advertising services of Google, Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter, each of which may set cookies to help identify which adverts are clicked on/interacted with.
How do I block cookies?
You can block cookies from the settings (preferences) on your browser. If you choose to disable access to cookies, you will not be able to login, register or purchase from this website.