What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by our websites. We use cookies for a number of purposes including:
· To keep track of what you have in your basket
· To remember you when you return to one of our sites
· To help us understand if our marketing is working or not
Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use our websites, such as a 'My Account' section. These are called 'Session Cookies' they are used each time you visit our site and expire when you leave.

Other cookies we use remain on your computer and are sent to keep track of your browsing patterns and build up a profile. These are called 'Tracking Cookies' and enable us to recognise repeat visitors to our site, the pages that were viewed and the paths taken through our site. By monitoring this information, we are able to make improvements to our site.

Third party cookies

We do have relationships with carefully selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visits. These are for general analytical or tracking purposes.

Our cookies policy

To make full use of our online services, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of our websites by using them.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information.

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for.

COOKIE_SUPPORT
Indicates the users support of cookies
COOKIE_CONSENT_10157
This cookie is sent when a user agrees to accept cookies from the site.
JSESSIONID
This cookie allows our web servers to respond to their actions on the website such as "Add to Basket" or browsing the website. The website wouldn't work without it.
PGSESSION
This cookie is sent at the start of every session to prevent us from changing the PGTC_PRIMARY tracking cookie or the PGTC_SECONDARY tracking cookie.
PGTC_PRIMARY
Primary tracking cookie.
LFR_SESSION_STATE_10161
This cookie is sent when a user agrees to accept cookies from the site.
LFR_SESSION_STATE_10163
Session cookies allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page.
LFR_SESSION_STATE_344011
This cookie is set by our content management system. It is only set when our members log into their account. It does not contain any personal information
PREF
This cookie is used to collect various information such as interactions between users and our services.
NID
NID cookies are stored and accessed on a user's terminal. It contains information including one unique identifier per browser and allows collecting the same information as the one collected with the 'Pref' cookie.
USER_UUID
This cookie is set by our content management system. It is only set when our members log into their account. It does not contain any personal information
GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID
Indicates your language preference
optimizelySegments
Interacts with the site to help make improvements based on the results of this testing.
optimizelyBuckets
Interacts with the site to help make improvements based on the results of this testing.
optimizelyPendingLogEvents
Interacts with the site to help make improvements based on the results of this testing.
optimizelyEndUserId
Interacts with the site to help make improvements based on the results of this testing.
id
This cookie is only set when our users log into their account. It does not contain any personal information.
end_user_id
Interactions with the site to help make improvements based on the results of this testing.
_ga
Used to collect Google Analytics data.
_gat
The _gat global object is used to create and retrieve tracker objects, from which all other methods are invoked.
mhVisitorId
Mediahawk uses this cookie to find out what pages visitors are going to, this information is used to enhance the visitors experience.
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Video Player
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Video Loader
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Video Loader

Display advertising

Love2shop.co.uk uses Google advertising to show online adverts to people who have previously visited the website. If you don't want to see these ads you can opt-out by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager.

Consent

By using our site you will be deemed to have given consent to the acceptance of our Cookies.

Security

Computer viruses are not passed through the use of cookies.
Cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive, they cannot access the hard drive, so the cookie cannot read other information stored on a drive.

Find out more

For further information on cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.cookiecentral.com

Managing cookies

· Browser preference
Users have the opportunity to set their browser preferences on their computers to:
· accept all cookies
· to notify them when a cookie is issued or
· not to receive cookies at any time
If you wish to turn off our cookies, please type 'Cookie' in the index of the 'help' facility in your browser, but please note that turning off cookies may limit your use of our website. If you have set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse our site anonymously until such time as you wish to register for our services.
If cookies aren't enabled on your computer, you won't experience the full extent of our online services.
· To enable cookies
If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the internet:
For PCs: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' options

How to check cookies are enabled for PCs:

· Mozilla Firefox
· 1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
· 2. Then select the Privacy icon
· 3. Click on Cookies, then select 'allow sites to set cookies'
· Internet Explorer
· 1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click on the 'Privacy' tab
· 2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
· 3. Settings above Medium will disable cookies
· Google Chrome
· 1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
· 2. Click the 'Under the Hood' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
· 3. Select 'Allow local data to be set'
· Safari
· 1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
· 2. Click on 'Security', check the option that says 'Block third-party and advertising cookies'
· 3. Click 'Save'

How to check cookies are enabled for Macs:

· Opera
· 1. Click on 'Menu' at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings'
· 2. Then select 'Preferences', select the 'Advanced' tab
· 3. Then select 'Accept cookies' option
· Internet Explorer
· 1. Click on 'Explorer' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences' options
· 2. Scroll down until you see 'Cookies' under Receiving Files
· 3. Select the 'Never Ask' option
· Safari
· 1. Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
· 2. Click on 'Security' then 'Accept cookies'
· 3. Select the 'Only from site you navigate to'
· Mozilla and Netscape
· 1. Click on 'Mozilla' or 'Netscape' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
· 2. Scroll down until you see cookies under 'Privacy & Security'
· 3. Select 'Enable cookies for the originating web site only'