Cookie policy

To provide the best user experience and to make full use of the personalised features on our website, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

Cookies are not harmful and do not store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details. You can manage the cookies we use in your browser settings.

Types of Cookie

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are generally used to store a unique identifier to manage and identify you as unique to other users currently viewing the website, in order to provide you with a consistent and accurate service.

We use these to remember previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session, managing logins and other security features, and to route visitors to specific versions of a site and to remember items put into an online shopping basket.

Functionality cookies

These cookies will typically be the result of something you do but might also be implemented in the delivery of a service not explicitly requested but offered to you. They can also be used to prevent you being offered a service again that had previously been offered to you and rejected.

We use these to remember settings such as layout, font, preferences, colours; to remember a choice such as not to be asked again to complete a questionnaire or consent to cookies; to provide information to allow an optional service such as a live chat session or to fulfil a request from you to submit a comment.

Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies contain a unique key that is able to distinguish individual users’ browsing habits or store a code that can be translated into a set of browsing habits or preferences using information stored elsewhere. Cookies may also be used to limit the number times a user sees a particular ad on a website and to measure the effectiveness of a particular campaign.

We use these in a number of ways, including online through managed social media presences, and on other unaffiliated sites. To understand how our advertising campaigns are performing, we may collect certain information via our sites through our advertising service providers. We or our suppliers use several common online tracking tools to collect this information, such as browser cookies, web beacons and other, similar technologies. The information we collect includes the IP addresses, the number of page visits, pages viewed via our sites, search engine referrals, browsing activities over time and across other websites following your visit to one of our sites or applications, and responses to advertisements and promotions on the websites and applications where we advertise.

We also use certain information to:

  • Present tailored ads, including banner ads and splash ads that appear as you log-in or off of your online accounts via our website
  • Identify new visitors to our website Recognise returning visitors Advertise on other websites and mobile apps not affiliated with us Analyse the effectiveness of our advertisements and email campaigns Better understand our audience, customers, or other site visitors, and determine whether you might be interested in new products or services.

Online advertising cookies

We use cookies and similar technologies for online advertising. To find out more and give or withdraw consent, please visit YourAdChoices

You can prevent Google’s collection of data generated by your use of the sites (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a browser plugin.

Cookies used on www.scs.co.uk

Cookie

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

SalesForce

dwac_#

Session

These help our website function correctly and ensure that the content you view on our website is relevant to you. More information

dwanonymous_UID{32}

179 days

_cq_bc

29 days

_cq_dnt

Session

_cq_seg

29 days

_cq_uuid

1 year

cq.anochor

Session

cq.viewCategory

Session

cq.viewReco

Session

cqcid

Session

dw_dnt

Session

 

Cookie

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

Google Analytics

_ga

2 years

These cookies come from Google Analytics. We use this platform to measure and improve the performance of our website. No sensitive or personally identifiable information is store. More information

_gid

24 hours

_gat

1 minute

 

Cookie

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

LiveChat Inc.

_livechat

3 years

These cookies are essential to enable the chat facility to work correctly. More information.

_livechat_lastvisit

3 years

_livechat_chat

32 months

 

Cookie

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

Visual Website Optimizer

_vis_opt_test_cookie

Session

These cookies are required to enable us to test different content on our site to ensure that it is what our customers require. By using these cookies, not only can we make sure each user receives a consistent experience on our site, but we can also understand how you interacted with the page to enable us to make any corrective actions. More information

_vis_opt_s

99 days

_vis_opt_out

10 years

_vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_goal_GOAL_ID

100 days

_vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_combi

100 days

_vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_exclude

100 days

_vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_split

100 days

EXPERIMENT_ID

100 days

_vwo_uuid

100 days

 

Cookie

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

WisePops

wisepops

2 years

These cookies are used for our website to display pop up messages. The data they collect allows them to appear at the correct time to ensure that the customer is notified when their behaviour indicates that they may require some assistance. More information

wisepops_session

Session

wisepops_visits

2 years

wisepops_noshow

2 years

 

Cookie

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

Bing

MR

1 year

These cookies are used by Bing to deliver a series of advertisements based on your previous interaction with our website. More information

MUIDB

1 year

 

Cookie

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

Facebook

_fbp

3 months

These cookies are used by facebook to deliver a series of advertisements based on your previous interaction with our website. They also allow us to limit the number of times you see an advert, to prevent you seeing it over and over again. More information

fr

3 months

tr

1 minute

 

Cookie

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

Fresh Relevance

tms_VisitorID

80 weeks

If you add a product to your basket or view products without purchasing, these cookies allow us to send emails containing relevant information to you. More information

tms_wsid

30 minutes

newsPopUp

Variable

 

Cookie

Cookie name

Duration

Purpose

AWIN

_aw_m_****(The cookie name will be different for each advertiser, but the will be the characters '_aw_m_' followed by an id to represent the Advertiser, e.g. _aw_m_1001)

30 days

This cookie lets us know which of our partners you came to our site from so that we can pay them the appropriate commission. Learn more.

 

Pixels

You cannot delete pixels but you may be able to disable them by disabling cookies or by using browser add-ons or extensions. Some pixels in emails can be disabled by selecting an option in your email application not to download images.

To give or withdraw consent to cookies, please adjust your browser settings. Most advertising cookies are "third party" cookies and you can block them in one go using your browser settings.

There are different browsers and manufacturers upgrade them frequently. The best way to get the right instructions is to go to the manufacturer's support page and search for the browser name and your cookie query.

Further information

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies and other technologies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit allaboutcookies and youronlinechoices.

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