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What is a cookie and how is it used?

If you're a user of the Internet, you've probably heard of the term cookie in relationship to information that can be placed on your computer. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise your preferences when you return to the site.

A cookie does not contain or collect information, but when it is read by a server in conjunction with a web browser, it can help websites deliver a more user-friendly service – for example, remembering your previous purchases or account details.

Cookies are filed in the memory of your browser and contain a randomly-generated, unique number, which a website’s server uses to recognise you when you return to the site or browse from page to page. Only that particular server can read, and therefore use, that cookie.

Cookies we use

Depending on the type of cookie we use, cookies also allow us to make our website more user-friendly. For example, permanent cookies allow us to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time you visit our website.

If you wish, you can usually adjust your browser so your computer does not accept cookies. If you do this, you will still be able to browse around the site, but the functions that allow you to add items to your trolley, set up a new account or access an existing account, will not be available.

Alternatively, you can adjust your browser to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. How you adjust your browser to stop it accepting cookies or to notify you of them, will depend on the type of internet browser programme your computer uses.

If your computer uses Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, you can visit the Microsoft Website (idealworld.tv is not responsible for the content of external websites) and complete the following instructions:

Go to the heading ' target=Manage Cookies'. Click onto the option you prefer, either stopping cookies being installed, or notifying you of them. From the list provided, click onto the programme which your computer uses. If this is not shown on the list, click on the 'help' heading on the bar at the top of this page and search for information on 'cookies'. Follow the instructions on how to delete cookies.

Cookie Name Description Expiry / Max Age Owner
ASP.NET_SessionId Gives user?s session a unique identifier Session Ideal Shopping Direct
sitePreference Stores user?s regional preference (US or UK) 1 Year Ideal Shopping Direct
cinfo Store?s customer information (name etc) for part logon 1 Year Ideal Shopping Direct
rr_rcs Personalised product recommendations 1 Year Rich Relevance
mt.*, monccid Personalisation tool used for A/B testing and to improve the user experience 1 Year Monetate
_ga Reporting tool for better understanding of user behaviour 2 Years Google Analytics
_dc_gtm_UA-* Tag management for 3rd party tracking tools 1 Year Google Tag Manager
_atuvc, _atuvs, di2, uvc Plugin for sharing site content on social media platforms 2 Years AddThis
_ceg.s, _ceg.u, _ceir Reporting tool for better understanding of user behaviour 3 months CrazyEgg
bvgacefRatingsAndReviews For on site ratings and reviews Session BazaarVoice
__cfduid Used for site security to identify trusted web traffic 1 Year Cloudflare
Utm_medium To allow for deduping against other paid search and commission grouping to pay correct commission to our affiliate partners. 30 Days Awin
Utm_campaign To allow for deduping against other paid search and commission grouping to pay correct commission to our affiliate partners. 31 Days Awin
Monccid Used by Monetate to remember a user?s browsing habits and product preferences to provide a tailored and personalised browsing experience. 30 days ? 1st party persistent cookie Monetate
Aw2516 To track users who have visited our website through our Affiliate partners. 30 Days Awin
_aw_m_2516, To track users who have visited our website through our Affiliate partners. 30 Days Awin
Cinfo To identify returning users on the website within our internal monitoring systems. The cookie is also used to populate a user ID field for Google Analytics. This is to identify user journeys within the website and supplement customer marketing data. Google Analytics also uses this to perform cross device tracking, meaning that it is possible to identify users on different devices as one user within our analytics solution; Google Analytics. To opt out of Google Analytics tracking or to read Google?s privacy policy, please click here and follow the on screen instructions.

*Note, no personal identifiable information is placed on the page or stored within the browser.
30 Days ? 1st party persistent cookie Google Analytics link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

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