Cookies Policy

A cookie is a small text file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. We use cookies to enhance and simplify your visit. We do not use cookies to store personal information or to disclose information to third parties. We cannot identify you from the information collected by these cookies. The information is only used to improve how russellandbromley.co.uk works. If you wish to disable cookies you can do so by following the instructions below but, unfortunately, you will be unable to shop and may be unable to use various other instructions on our website.

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu or for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.

We use the following types of cookie:

  • 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. - These cookies collect and analyse information such as new visitor numbers, where the visitor originates from, the pages they have visited and time spent making a purchase. We use this information to compile reports and to help make improvements to russellandbromley.co.uk. These cookies include those served by Google Analytics. For further details on how Google uses and protects information collected for its Google Analytics service, please visit www.google.com/intl/None/policies/privacy/.
  • Functional 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.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Type Originating Page First or Third Party Purpose Expiry
Locn Functionality All First Collecting region code and setting user region Never
Lang Functionality All First Collecting language code and setting display language Never
RFID Necessary Add to basket/log in First User reference ID and verification hash collected, for the purposes of session control Never
SID Necessary First page visited First Collects session ID for the purposes of control Never
RVI Necessary Viewing items First Collects list of recently viewed items for the purposes of displaying 'recently viewed' items panel One week
Vbmprods Targeting Viewing items First Collects list of recently viewed items for the purposes of displaying recommended items panel One week
Vbmtracker Targeting Viewing items First Collects recommended items tracking code for the purposes of building recommended items data One week
newCurr Necessary Viewing currency exchange rates First Collects data on currency to rate against in order to provide an exchange rate One week
Referid Analytical First page visited First Referral data to track sites that link to russellandbromley.co.uk Two days
Httprefer Analytical First page visited First Referral data to track sites that link to russellandbromley.co.uk Two days
Setview Necessary Product list/search list page First Keeps users preference for the product information display page 1 Week
ViewPerPage Necessary Product list/search list page First Keeps users preference for the number of products to view per page 1 Week
RSI Functionality Search First keeps last 3 key word searches for the purpose of displaying the last 3 key words so users can quickly go back on them 1 Day
Tracking tags Analytical Various First and Third Analytical services Not disclosed
Quench Performance All First Managing performance on the russellandbromley.co.uk platform At end of browser session
_utma Analytical First page visited Third Used to determine unique visitors to russellandbromley.co.uk and it is updated with each page view 2 years from set/update
_utmb Analytical First page visited Third Used to establish and continue your user session with russellandbromley.co.uk each time you visit a different page on russellandbromley.co.uk, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes thus continuing a single session for as long as your activity continues on the website 30 minutes from set/update
_utmz Analytical First page visited Third Stores the type of referral used to reach russellandbromley.co.uk whether by a direct method, a referring link, a website search or a campaign such as an ad or email link. Used to calculated search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within russellandbromley.co.uk 6 months from set/update
_utmv Analytical All Third This cookie is not normally present in a default configuration of the tracking code. The utmv cookie passes the information provided via the setVar() method, which you use to create a custom user segment. This string is then passed to the Analytics servers in the GIF request URL via the utmcc parameter. 2 years from set/update

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How to disable cookies using web browser

You can choose whether or not to accept cookies by amending or setting the controls on your browser. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to change your cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. However, if you choose not to accept cookies some of the essential features of russellandbromley.co.uk will not work, including adding items to your Shopping Basket and 'Your Account' areas of the website.

Instructions for disabling cookies in the most popular browsers can be found below. For more information on how to manage cookies in your browser, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Safari 1. Go to Safari menu.
2. Click on the Preferences.
3. Click the 'Security' tab.
4. Under 'Accept Cookies', set it to accept, reject or selectively accept cookies.
Firefox 3.0+ 1. Click on 'Tools' in the menu bar.
2. Click on 'Options'.
3. Click on 'Privacy' tab in the top section.
4. From the drop-down box select 'Use custom settings for history'.
5. Un-tick the box that says 'Accept Cookies from sites'.
6. Click OK and Close the screen.
Internet Explorer 7.0+ 1. Click on 'Tools' in the menu bar.
2. Click on 'Internet Options'.
3. Click on 'Privacy' tab on top section.
4. Click on the 'Advanced' button.
5. Select 'Prompt' for both 'First party cookies' and 'Third Party Cookies'.
6. Click OK and Close the screen.
Chrome 8.0+ 1. Click to 'Tools Menu'.
2. Click on 'Options'.
3. Click on 'Under the Bonnet'.
4. Click on 'Cookie Setting' button and tick 'Block all third-party cookies without exception'.
5. Close the screen.

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