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Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Website, to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Website, and also to help us to improve the Website.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

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Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

On our Website we use the following kinds of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
  • Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Targeting cookies, or advertising cookies. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Managing cookies

You can remove any cookies already stored on your computer and you can control how your web browser deals with cookies by clicking “turn cookies off” in the “Cookie control” pop up at the bottom left corner of our Website, or by changing your browser settings. Turning cookies off may prevent you from using parts of our Website.

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The following links go to the relevant help sections for the major web browsers and explain how to manage your cookies:

What cookies are using?

Name Purpose Expires
Facebook fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months
Taboola __cfduid Cloudflare user session cookie for security purposes 1 year
t_gid This cookie gives a user who interacts with our Widget a User ID allowing us to target advertisements and content to this specific user ID. 1 year
taboola_fp_td_user_id This cookie gives a user who interacts with our Widget a User ID that indicates that this user clicked on an item of sponsored content or advertisement in Taboola’s Widget and is used for reporting and analytics. 1 year
taboola_mk This cookie keeps track of whether a user sets a “mark” event for retarget campaigns of that type. 1 year
taboola_usg This cookie keeps track of user segmentation. 1 year
YouTube YSC Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes Session
PREF 8 months
GPS 1 day
Outbrain _ofcap_DOC1 Used for Frequency capping 1 Week
apnxs Third Party Cookie 3 months
obuid Holds the anonymous user’s ID. Used for tracking user actions, such as clicks on the recommendations 3 months
rcktfl Third Party Cookie 3 months
Vimeo vuid used to check if certain features or preferences have been selected by the user. 2 years
Google NID These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. Session
Comparehearingaids catAccCookies Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain 1 year
_ga These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. _gid Session
_gat _ga 2 years
Hotjar _hjIncludedInSample analyse usage of using Hotjar, which may set cookies on your computer. 1 Year IDE This cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts. 2 Months