Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your browser. We use cookies to remember what's in your shopping basket and to help us to improve our users' experience on TSO Shop. EU legislation states that all websites should let you know when they are using cookies. Most websites use cookies and they won't cause any harm to your device. TSO Shop uses cookies to help us see which pages our customers like and which aren't working so well, so we can make improvements. Cookies don't tell us who you are or give us any personal details about you.

If you do not accept the cookies you will still be able to browse our site but some parts of the site will not work.

How cookies are used on TSOshop?


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.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
SESSIONID ASPSESSIONID* These cookies are usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. These cookies stay on your device for your browsing session.
tsoshop.co.uk tSOMSBasket The website uses cookies to update shopping basket information and enable the performance of related usability functions. The length of time the cookie stays on your device depends on its type, from a session to 7 days.
tSOToolkit
basket_items
TsoShopCookiesAcknowledged2018
basket_quantity
basket_total
recent_items
tsoshop.co.uk/education tSOMSBasket
basket_items
TsoShopCookiesAcknowledged2018
tSOToolkit

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.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google Universal Analytics _ga This cookie enables us to register a unique ID that is used to generate anonymous statistical data on how the visitor uses tsoshop.co.uk, to count how many people visit TSO Shop by tracking if you've visited before. For more information regarding cookie duration, please visit Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security site opens in new window.
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made.
_gid This cookie stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
WebTrends analytics WT_FPC Cookie set by WebTrends analytics service, used to track and report on visitor behaviour on a site for performance improvement. Find out more information about the WebTrends Analytics opens in new window service for tracking user behviour on websites over a long duration.
WEBTRENDS_ID - Used for gathering anonymous technical information regarding the user's browser, operating system, IP address and screen resolution as well as the user's navigation on the website.

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).

Cookie Name Purpose More information
AddThis _atuvs Social sharing widget to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. Duration is determined by AddThisopens in new window.
_atuvc

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 Name Purpose More information
AddThis loc Social sharing widget to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. Makes use of data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. AddThis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. Duration is determined by AddThis opens in new window.
xtc
mus
uid
uvc
di2
vc
Hubspot _hubspotutk Cookies for keeping track of visitors. Get more details about Hubspot cookies opens in new window.
_hstc
Blue Kai bku Advertising/Audience Targeting. Learn more about Blue Kai opens in new window cookies and privacy information.
Google id Doubleclick is Google's real-time bidding advertising exchange. For more information regarding duration, please visit Google Analytics Data Privacy and Securityopens in new window.
Google Inc NID Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. For more information regarding duration, please visit Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security opens in new window.
APISID
SSID
PREF
SID
SAPISID
HSID
Semasio SEUNCY German business specialising in profiling and behavioural targeting of consumers. Visit Semasio opens in new window to learn more about cookie lifespan and privacy.
TapAd _DID US based company that provides technology to track users across devices to enhance targeting capabilities. Cookie duration created byTapAd opens in new window.
_TS
YouTube (Google) SID This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. YouTube is part of Google, for more detail regarding the lifespan of these cookies please visit Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security opens in new window.
HSID
demographics Used for demographic profiling and targeting for advertising.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos.
PREF This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services and stores user preference. It can be used to personalise ads on Google searches.
APISID YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. YouTube is part of Google, for more detail regarding the these cookies please visit Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security opens in new window
SSID
LOGIN_INFO
YSC
SAPISID
RUN RUN_ID USA based company providing programmatic advertising technology focussed on mobile platforms. More detail regarding these cookies can be found at cookiepedia.co.uk opens in new window.

Enabling and disabling cookies

TSO Shop uses cookies to operate the shopping basket system. In order to complete your online purchase, cookies must be enabled. If you decline cookies you may lose some of the beneficial website functions of cookies. No personally identifiable information is stored within cookies. Therefore, we recommend you leave these turned on. To check if cookies are enabled on your device, please follow the steps below. Alternatively, view your browser's help pages or information on how to manage cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org opens in new window.

Internet Explorer

  1. Click on Tools > Internet Options in the main toolbar
  2. Select Privacy tab to view your settings
  3. Move the slider to the level of privacy you prefer - privacy levels are shown in the table below.
Select this To specify this
Block All Cookies Cookies from all websites will be blocked.
Cookies that are already on your computer cannot be read by websites.
High Cookies from all websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked.
Cookies from all websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your explicit consent will be blocked.
Medium High Cookies from third-party websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked.
Cookies from third-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your explicit consent will be blocked.
Cookies from first-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer.
Medium Cookies from third-party websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked.
Cookies from third-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be blocked.
Cookies from first-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer.
Low Cookies from third-party websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked.
Cookies from third-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer.
Accept All Cookies All websites will be allowed to save cookies on your computer.
Cookies that are already on your computer can be read by the websites that created them.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the spanner icon in the top right hand corner of the browser and select Settings from the drop-down menu
  2. Click on Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page
  3. Select Content Settings under the Privacy heading
  4. Manage your preferred cookies settings from this page.

Safari (Mac only)

  1. Click on Safari in the toolbar, then select Preferences from the drop-down menu
  2. Click Privacy to view Cookie preferences (Note: Safari blocks third-party cookies by default).

Further information

For further information regarding cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org opens in new window.