What are Cookies ?
Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or hand held device when you visit certain pages on websites. Cookies can't harm your computer. Some are essential, for example when putting items in your basket to place orders on our website while some are not essential but are used to enhance the user experience of the website. They allow us to:
- obtain statistical data regarding audience size and usage pattern,
- store information about your preferences,
- allow us to customise the website to your interests and deliver a high quality user experience,
- improve user experience and to allow the website to recognise you when you return.
The cookies when you access this website are set by us, our suppliers, partners and other third parties to help deliver a high quality website and on-line shopping experience, in other words to show you different products and services based on what you appear to be interested in. If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general then visit www.aboutcookies.org or alternatively if you’d like to opt out, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website. This will open a new browser window, please note that we are not responsible for the content of any external websites referred to from our site.
Please find below a list of the main cookies we use across our site:
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
|CART||The association with your shopping cart|
|CATEGORY_INFO||Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly|
|COMPARE||The items that you have in the Compare Products list|
|CURRENCY||Your preferred currency|
|CUSTOMER||An encrypted version of your customer id with the store|
|CUSTOMER _AUTH||An indicator if you are currently logged into the store|
|CUSTOMER_INFO||An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to|
|CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS||Stores the Customer Segment ID|
|EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE||A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not|
|FRONTEND||You sesssion ID on the server|
|GUEST-VIEW||Allows guests to edit their orders|
|LAST_CATEGORY||The last category you visited|
|LAST_PRODUCT||The most recent product you have viewed|
|NEWMESSAGE||Indicates whether a new message has been received|
|NO_CACHE||Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache|
|PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART||A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.|
|POLL||The ID of any Robert Dyas polls you have recently voted in|
|POLLN||Information on what Robert Dyas polls you have voted on|
|RECENTLYCOMPARED||The items that you have recently compared|
|STF||Information on products you have emailed to friends|
|STORE||The store view or language you have selected|
|VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS||The products that you have recently viewed|
|WISHLIST||An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist|
|WISHLIST_CNT||The number of items in your Wishlist|
|VATDISPLAY||Whether price should be displayed inc/exc tax|
|FRONTEND_CID||Secure cookie to prevent MITM attack|
|LAST_STORE||Store_code of last visited page (used only when local storage unavailable)|
|BASKET_CONTENTS||Basket contents json (used only when local storage unavailable)|
|NEW||Whether is a new/recurring visitor (used only when local storage unavailable)|
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
|To measure the visitor interactions across the site
Cookies for analytics programmes allow us to see how customers use the Robert Dyas website, where there are problems with its design and functionality, and where we can improve customer experience. These cookies do not trace personal information such as your name, but can track how often your computer visits a website, which pages your computer visited and in which order, and where you left the website.
This type of information helps to make the Robert Dyas website and marketing campaigns more relevant; it never shows personally identifiable data and is not seen by anyone outside of the Robert Dyas, Adobe or Google organisations.
|Ometria||ometria||To track your visit and interactions if you click through from a marketing e-mail.
Ometria is a customer marketing platform that enables Robert Dyas to send personalised, relevant marketing messages throughout the customer lifecycle.
Each Ometria email includes an email tracking pixel which will track email opens (if the receiver has images enabled in their email client/mailbox). This is the standard approach for measuring open and click rates, and is used by all email platforms in the market.
All links in Ometria emails are proxied through a link redirection service that records data for each link clicked. This leads to a set of events which includes:
Once an event is recorded in the persistent log store, it is processed by the ‘real time’ system. This system records a small in-memory object for each active visitor across all the sites being tracked. This per visitor information includes:
The cookie has a 1-year lifetime, which is renewed each time it is updated as a result of an interaction by the customer. Thus, if the first interaction is 01/02 the cookie will persist until 31/01 in the following year. However, if there is subsequent interaction on 01/06, the cookie will then persist until 31/05 in the following year.
|Bloomreach||_br_uid_2||To track the performance of keyword search and navigation.
Bloomreach powers our Search and Navigation. It tracks customer behaviour, including product pages, search pages and category pages visited per user. This includes tracking whether a user has clicked on auto suggested or freely typed search queries, as well as tracking if any products have been added to their basket and from which page.
The Bloomreach pixel also helps identify what sales are made and what products are sold.
This pixel never collects information that could be used to identify a user, but simply generates a random ID tag that is assigned to them. The system has no interest in the users as people but instead only wants to learn how each unique user journey plays out on the website, with the aim to improve their experience.
This enables Bloomreach to link tracked behaviour to the Bloomreach Anonymised Cookie, and provide personalised experiences within the Search and Navigation sections of the website.
|BazaarVoice||bv_user_id, BVSID, BVID||To track the performance of product reviews.
Used by the product review software Bazaarvoice to recognise customers when they come to the site, making it easier for you to review a product when they next visit.
Allows internal Bazaarvoice analytics to be correlated to the same user browsing session for interactions across the Bazaarvoice network. Cookies retain the state of display across pages and/or reloads to enable consistent user experience.
|Affiliate Window||www.dwin1.com||To track when an affiliate drives a visit to our site.
Affiliate Window is an affiliate network. Affiliates display advertising for companies and are rewarded when customers visit or shop on the advertiser’s website. These cookies are places when a user clicks on one of the Affiliate Window links and notifies the Affiliate Window of transactions so that they can determine whether the order should be credited to a particular affiliate.
|Criteo||dis.criteo.com, dis.eu.criteo.com, sslwidget.criteo.com, static.criteo.net||To offer you relevant and targeted product adverts on third party websites.
This cookie is used for re-targetting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.
Criteo tracks customer behaviour including products browsed and products purchased, and links this behaviour to an Anonymised Cookie. This enables Criteo to provide Robert Dyas Personalised Recommendations on third party websites.
|connect.facebook.net, www.facebook.com||To offer you relevant and targeted product adverts on Facebook.
|YouTube||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, PREF, GPS, YSC||To track the interactions with product videos on the site.
We embed videos from our official Youtube channel using Youtube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the Youtube video player.
|New Relic||bam.nr-data.net, js-agent.newrelic.com||To measure the technical performance of the site.
This Cookie is used to monitor website performance and customer experience to inform improvements to our website.
This cookie expires when you close your browser.
|Nosto||2c.cId, 2c.dId, 2c.dc||To measure the Technical performance of the site.
Nosto powers our Personalised Recommendations Engine, which provides product recommendations based on customer behaviour, including products and categories browsed and purchased. It does this by linking the customer behaviour to the Nosto Anonymised Cookie.
Nosto sets up persistent first party cookies using site's own domain (as a source domain) in order to identify browsers between your visits and during your visit. Cookie list (IDs) and behaviour listed below. Nosto keeps right to add/remove/change user status related cookies in order to develop the service to offer new features and benefits to merchants.
2c.cId - To identify browsers between your visits to the site.
2c.dId - If cross-device support (feature) enabled: To store previous customerId as device id when merging multiple devices as 1 customer profile
2c.dc - If pop-ups (feature) enabled: for storing status of various discount popups, ie. which pop-ups have been already shown and minimised etc.
All cookies have 4 year expiration time, but please note that retention time for personal data is notably shorter.
|Taggstar||_taggstar_exp, _taggstar_ses, _taggstar_vid||To measure the Technical performance of the site.
Taggstar powers our Social Proofing Engine, delivers realtime messaging based on anonymised interactions on the site..
Stores visitor ID, Session ID and other required information to facilitate Taggstar Social Proof messaging.
Cookies and Other Similar Technologies used
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We or our selected third parties may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels", "clear gifs", “pixel tags” and “single pixel gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Our Cookies and other tracking technologies (above) also allow us to hold selections in a shopping cart when a user leaves the Web Site without checking out, track an order, track an order number/value or track purchases through the website.
To add products to your basket and purchase from our website you will need to have cookies enabled within your browser settings. If cookies aren't enabled on your computer it will mean that your shopping experience on our website will be limited to browsing and researching.
TO ENABLE COOKIES
Once you have identified your browser follow the instructions below to check and change the options. This list shows commonly used browsers, for all other browsers we would recommend you consult your documentation or the browsers online help files.
1. At the top right, click More and then Settings.
2. At the bottom, click Advanced.
3. Under 'Privacy and security', click Content settings.
4. Click Cookies. Next to 'Blocked,' turn on the switch.
1. Click on the More actions button on the toolbar, and select Settings.
2. Search for View advanced settings and click on it
3. Under Cookies section, select 'Don't block cookies'.
4. Restart Edge
1. Click the menu button and choose Preferences.
2. Select the Privacy & Security panel and go to the History section.
3. In the drop-down menu next to 'Firefox will', choose 'Use custom settings for history'.
4. Check 'Accept cookies from websites' to enable cookies.
5. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
1. Open Opera browser and go to Browser Settings.
2. In settings choose Privacy & security tab.
3. Scroll down to the Cookies section and choose checkbox 'Allow local data to be set (recommended)'
4. Restart Opera
1. Launch Safari and click the “Safari” menu icon in the top left-hand corner.
2. Click Preferences and select the Privacy tab from the top menu.
3. Next to the heading “Cookies and website data, make sure that 'Block all cookies' is unchecked.
On our site we have a number of sharing tools which allow you to share our content with your friends via social networks including Facebook and Twitter. When you do this you may be sent cookies from these websites. As these are external sites we cannot and do not control the setting of these cookies. We recommend you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.