Cookie Policy

On this page we (The Essex Group) explain what cookies are and how they are used on this website.

What are Cookies

A cookie is a very small encrypted text file that can be placed by a website in a computer or any other internet enabled device when visited, if the user agrees.  They allow the website to recognise your device and remember if you’ve been to the website before.  Most websites use cookies as they cannot function effectively without them.

Further reading about what cookies are can be found here at www.whatarecookies.com

What do we use Cookies for?

We use cookies to recognise when you have returned to our website.

As mentioned previously, cookies allow websites to recognise you when you return to a website.  For example if you place an item into the basket on our website and then close your browser, when you return to our website the item will still be in your basket as our website has recognised you from the cookie.  If you had disabled cookies, when you return to the website your basket will be empty as our website will not have recognised you as there is no cookie.  If you look at the list of cookies below the cookie that does this is called “Persistent_shopping_cart”.

We also use cookies to help us see what pages of our website you are navigating to and we use Google Analytics for this information.  We use this to help us improve our site so that you as the user find it easy to navigate to the products you want.  Below you will find a list of all cookies that are used on our site and here is a link to all of the cookies used by Google Analytics https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

COOKIE name

COOKIE Description

CART

The association with your shopping cart.

CATEGORY_INFO

Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.

COMPARE

The items that you have in the Compare Products list.

CURRENCY

Your preferred currency

CUSTOMER

An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.

CUSTOMER_AUTH

An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.

CUSTOMER_INFO

An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.

CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS

Stores the Customer Segment ID

EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE

A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.

FRONTEND

You sesssion ID on the server.

GUEST-VIEW

Allows guests to edit their orders.

LAST_CATEGORY

The last category you visited.

LAST_PRODUCT

The most recent product you have viewed.

NEWMESSAGE

Indicates whether a new message has been received.

NO_CACHE

Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.

PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART

A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.

POLL

The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.

POLLN

Information on what polls you have voted on.

RECENTLYCOMPARED

The items that you have recently compared.

STF

Information on products you have emailed to friends.

STORE

The store view or language you have selected.

USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE

Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.

VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS

The products that you have recently viewed.

WISHLIST

An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.

WISHLIST_CNT

The number of items in your Wishlist.

Are Cookies Enabled on my Browser

By default most web browsers have cookies enabled but as the user, you can control whether cookies are allowed or not.  You can alter the settings in your web browser.  Follow this link which shows you how to do this dependent upon which web browser you are using.

http://www.whatarecookies.com/enable.asp

Can I delete cookies from my computer?

Yes you can!  If you want to delete cookies from your computer follow this link which describes how to do it depending on which web browser you have.

http://www.whatarecookies.com/delete.asp

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Heathfield Industrial Estate
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 6RY

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