Cookie Policy


Our website uses Cookies for various purposes. Cookies are small text parcels sent to and from a website, which is then stored on your computer by your browser. Without a Cookie a website cannot distinguish between different users, which can lead to essential functionality of a site not working as expected. This policy explains how Cookies are used on our website and how you can control them.

In this policy, we/us/website refers to http://www.simoncarter.net


How we use Cookies

We use Cookies to define sessions, provide essential site features and track visitors anonymously for analytical purposes. We regularly carry out an audit of the cookies used on our website and have categorised them into the following:

  1. Essential Cookies
  2. Functional Cookies
  3. Third Party Cookies

The below tables highlight all of the Cookies in use on this website. The Duration specifies how long they live on your computer until they are removed or renewed. Each type of Cookie may occur multiple times, each with different Name(s). We grouped these together for readability purposes.

Essential Cookies

These Cookies are required by the website in order to work as expected. Without them you may be unable to browse parts of the website or view it at all.

Cookie Name(s) Duration Description
ASP.NET Session ASP.NET_SessionId Session Identifies your Session as you browse the site
BasketID BasketID 30 Days Identifies your Basket contents
Reference Reference 2 Days Identifies your Order during the Checkout process
ContactID ContactID 2 Months Identifies you during the Checkout process
Currency Currency 2 Days Tracks your chosen Currency
SelectedOption SelectedOption 2 Days Tracks your chosen Delivery option

Functional Cookies

These Cookies are used by features of our website to identify you and your preferences as you use the site. It is possible to use the website without these, though you may see a degraded experience.

Cookie Name(s) Duration Description
LongTermSource LongTermSource 30 Days Used for affiliate tracking
Platform Platform 30 Days Distinguishes between Mobile and Desktop users
Purchased Purchased 2 Months Tracks whether you have made a previous purchase before

Third Party Cookies

These Cookies are used by selected third parties we have chosen to integrate with. They are used mainly for tracking purposes so that we can further improve the site for the future. They may also be used for integrating with social sites to further enhance your website experience.

Cookie Name(s) Duration Description
Facebook datr, locale, csm, lu, p, act, c_user, s, xs, presence Varies Used by Facebook for Like button
Twitter auth_token_session, guest_id, k, _utmz, _utmc, _utmb, _utma
twll, secure_session, auth_token, twid, _twitter_sess
Varies Used by Twitter for Tweet button
Google Analytics _ga, _gid, _gat_UA-1468202-1, _utmz, _utmc, _utmb, _utma Varies Used by Google Analytics for tracking purposes. You can opt out of these using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
Affiliate Window aw, aw1001, awpv1001 30 Days This cookie is used on our website in order to provide functionality for the Affiliate Window (uk.affiliatewindow.com) service.

Controlling the Cookies

By default, all of the above Cookies are in use on our website. However, if you wish to take control of these cookies you can do so by following the instructions below for your browser:

This will allow you to remove Cookies or prevent using them altogether. Remember, turning off Cookies in your browser will affect all websites not just this one. If you later decide you'd like to allow Cookies, then simply adjust your browser settings and continue using the website; Cookies will then be sent to and from our website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.