Cookie Policy

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookie Name Provider Description Type Expiry
_cf_bm geoiplookup.io This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website. HTTP 1 day
_cfduid total-ppe.co.uk Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. HTTP 29 days
cart_currency total-ppe.co.uk The cookie is necessary for the secure checkout and payment function on the website. This function is pro vided by shopify.com. HTTP 13 days
cart_sig total-ppe.co.uk The cookie is necessary for the secure checkout and payment function on the website. This function is provided by shopify.com. HTTP 13 days
cookietest total-ppe.co.uk This cookie is used to determine if the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. HTTP Session
secure_customer_sig total-ppe.co.uk This cookie is used to store customer credentials securely when processing a purchase on the website - the cookie is essential in making a secure on line transaction. HTTP 20 years
_ga total-ppe.co.uk Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. HTTP 2 years
_gat total-ppe.co.uk Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. HTTP 1 day
_gid total-ppe.co.uk Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. HTTP 1 day
collect google-analytics.com Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Pixel Session
_landing_page total-ppe.co.uk Stores visitors' navigation by registering landing pages -This allows the website to present relevant prod ucts and/or measure their advertisement efficiency on other websites. HTTP 13 days
_orig_referrer total-ppe.co.uk This cookie is used to collect information on a visitor. This information will become an ID string with information on a specific visitor- ID information strings can be used to target groups with similar preferences, or can be used by third­party domains or ad-exchanges. HTTP 13 days
_s total-ppe.co.uk Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant. HTTP 1 day
_shopify _fs total-ppe.co.uk Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant. HTTP 2 years
_shopify_s total-ppe.co.uk Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant. HTTP 1 day
_shopify _sa_p total-ppe.co.uk Collects data on visitors' behaviour and interaction -This is used to make advertisement on the website more relevant. The cookie also allows the website to detect any referrals from other websites. HTTP 1 day
_shopify _sa_t total-ppe.co.uk Collects data on visitors' behaviour and interaction -This is used to make advertisement on the website m ore relevant. The cookie also allows the website to detect any referrals from other websites. HTTP 1 day
_shopify_y total-ppe.co.uk Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant. HTTP 1 year
_y total-ppe.co.uk Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant. HTTP 1 year
baMet_latest_cart total-ppe.co.uk HTML Persistent
baMet_visit total-ppe.co.uk HTTP 1 day
baMet_visitor total-ppe.co.uk HTML Persistent
hub-recent-products total-ppe.co.uk HTML Persistent
lh-qv-init total-ppe.co.uk HTML Persistent
lh-qv-script total-ppe.co.uk HTML Persistent
lh-qv-style total-ppe.co.uk HTML Persistent
lh-qv-version total-ppe.co.uk HTML Persistent

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

(1) to recognise your computer when you visit our website;

(2) to improve the website’s usability;

(3) to analyse the use of our website;

(4) in the administration of this website;

(5) to personalise our website for you.

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

Our advertisers or service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:

(1) to track your browser across multiple websites

(2) to build a profile of your web surfing;

(3) to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

(1) in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector

(2) in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use the shopping basket on this website.

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

(1) in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;

(2) in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.

Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

From time to time, we may make changes to this policy and no personal information provided by you under the terms of this policy will be used in a manner that is materially inconsistent with it without your prior written consent. This Policy was last updated in May 2020.