Cookies

Our use of cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Cookies to enhance your experience

We set the following session cookies when you visit our site:

Name

Typical content

Expiry

ASP.NET_SessionID
(tracks progress as users buy items through our website)

Randomly generated number

When user exits the browser

TIMSSCMSAnonymous
(stores your membership information when you log into the website)

Randomly generated number

When user exits the browser

nhf_expiration

Randomly generated number

One year

nhf_flash

Randomly generated number

One day

nhf_last_activity

Randomly generated number

One year

nhf_last_visit

Randomly generated number

One year

nhf_perpage

Randomly generated number

Six months

PHPSESSID

Randomly generated number

When user exits the browser

nhf_sessionid

Randomly generated number

2 hours

nhf_stashid

Randomly generated number

When user exits the browser

nhf_tracker

Randomly generated number

When user exits the browser

Cookies for improving service

We use Google Analytics cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Google analytics sets the following cookies when you visit our site:

Name

Typical content

Expiry

_utma

Randomly generated number

Two years

_utmb

Randomly generated number

30 minutes

_utmc

Randomly generated number

When user exits the browser

_utmz

Randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. directly, via a link, search engine)

Six months

Please visit the Google website for further information.

About cookies

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You can find out more about what internet browser cookies are and how to manage them at the about cookies website.

If you want to block cookies, you can use a universal cookie blocker such as the Google Analytics opt-out.