Cookies are small text files which are used by web sites to store information in your browser. The following text assumes that you know what a web Cookie is. If you do not, we recommend that you read a page similar to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie
First Party Cookies set by this web site
Online shopping system and other areas
Cookie name: SESID
Cookie life: Until browser is closed
Cookie reason: Necessary for sections of the web site to function
Our web site uses a session cookie in order for certain areas of the web site to operate. These session cookies are removed when your browser has been closed. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information, simply random numbers and letters to let us know your browser is still active on our web site. As an example this cookie is required every time a product is added to the shopping basket. It would otherwise be forgotten on the next page. The web site needs a method of remembering you are still there every time you move from page to page and this cookie facilitates that.
Forums / Bulletin Board
Cookie name: forumpost-*
Cookie life: 6 months
Cookie reason: To log which IP was responsible for a particular post
These cookies record the source IP address of the user when that user posts a message on to a forum. This cookie is ONLY used for forum moderation purposes. We will not use your IP address to identify you in any way.
Third Party Cookies set by other web sites
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