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You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

 

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

 

How do we use cookies?

We use the following cookies:

  • ASP.NET_SessionId
  • au_shop
  • ws_basket
  • RecentItems_
  • PHPSESSID
  • csrf_cookie_name
  • art_uk_remember_me
  • Local storage
  • cookie_consent
  • Google Analytics

 

Further information about the individual cookies that we use and the purposes for which we use them:

Cookie: ASP.NET_SessionId

Purpose:

  • This is used when a user signs in, to keep them signed in. These cookies are used to enable core site functionality. They do not contain any personal information and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

 

Cookie: au_shop

Purpose:

  • This is used when a user signs in, to keep them signed in. These cookies are used to enable core site functionality. They do not contain any personal information and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

 

Cookie: ws_basket

Purpose:

  • This is used to keep count of the number of items in the user's basket. These cookies are used to enable core site functionality. They do not contain any personal information and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

 

Cookie: RecentItems_

Purpose:

  • This is used to keep track of shop products the user has recently viewed. These cookies are used to enable core site functionality. They do not contain any personal information and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

 

Cookie: PHPSESSID

Name: PHP Session ID

Purpose: 

  • This is used when a user signs in, to keep them signed in

More information: http://www.php.net/manual/en/features.sessions.php

 

Cookie: csrf_cookie_name

Name: CSRF

Purpose: 

  • This is used to prevent XSS attacks through input fields

More information: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/ref/contrib/csrf/

 

Cookie: art_uk_remember_me

Purpose: 

  • Expires 30 days after login (if 'remember me' is checked)

 

Cookie: Local storage

Purpose: 

  • This is used to store a proposed discussion question, used when a user navigates away from the proposed discussion page before submitting the question. This data is cleared when a user submits the question

 

Cookie: cookie_consent

Purpose: 

  • Active until user closes the browser 

 

Name: Google Analytics

Purpose:

  • Google Analytics cookies collect information about how you use our website, which pages you visit and if you get error messages from those pages. We only use these cookies to improve how our website works. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

 

The cookies that we use will expire after the following time periods:

  • ASP.NET_SessionId: at end of session
  • au_shop: at end of session
  • ws_basket: at end of session
  • RecentItems_: at end of session
  • PHPSESSID: after the session ends
  • csrf_cookie_name: unlimited
  • art_uk_remember_me: after the 'x' button is clicked
  • Local storage: after the user closes the browser
  • cookie_consent: after the user closes the browser

 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.