Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. 

By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies: 

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. 

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. 

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. 


Cookie NamePurpose
vscommerceA session identifier cookie that disappears after the browser is closed. This is a unique ID that references the database entry holding information such as the basket contents, logged in status and other information.
VSCurrencyAn identifier that references the currency the prices are displayed in.
VSVatPricesAn identifier that references if prices are shown inclusive or exclusive of VAT.
VSCategoryGroupAn identifier that references the last top level category visited
mobiAn identifier that references whether the customer has opted to view the mobile or standard version of the website.
VSCourierIDAn identifier that references the courier the customer has selected.
VSCountryIDAn identifier that references the country the customer has selected.
vs_usernameThe login username of the visitor but only if the visitor selected for the website to remember their credentials.
vs_passwordThe login password of the visitor but only if the visitor selected for the website to remember their credentials.
Google AnalyticsNon-personal information used to track a visitors route through the website. This is used to find at which point customers have abandoned the checkout process and is used to improve the website. You can read more information on the cookies used by Google Analytics uses on its information page

Third party cookies

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.

Our website uses third party cookies from the providers found in the table below, if you require further information about what those cookies are or how they are used, you should contact those providers directly.

3rd Party NameAdditional Information
Facebook Pinterest Google Plus TwitterYou can choose to share content from our site with others via the social networks listed on the left, and so you may be sent cookies from these websites.
GoogleWe utilise the online advertising services of the third party companies listed on the left, and each of their sites use may set cookies to help identify which adverts are clicked on/interacted with.


How do I block cookies?

You 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.