What are cookies?
Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as persistent cookies).
For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit www.aboutcookies.org and also see our section on more information and turning cookies off below.
The cookies that we use on our websites only collect anonymous information to optimise our services, and do not collect personal information.
Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to record which content viewers view and are interested in. This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages and advertisements are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website. This helps us to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for, by providing anonymised demographic data to third parties in order to target advertising more appropriately to you, and by tracking the success of advertising campaigns on our website.
Functional cookies relate to the functionality of our websites and allow us to improve the service we offer to you through our websites, for example:
by allowing you to carry information across pages of our website to avoid you having to re-enter information;
by recognising your preferences when you return to our website(s).
What functional and analytical cookies do we use?
We have set out below the main functional and analytical cookies that we use:
Name of cookie: _ga
What does it do? This cookie is used with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie allows Google to track unique users via a client identifier that is randomly generated.
Expires? After 2 years.
Name of cookie: _gat
What does it do? This cookie is used with Google Universal Analytics. Thia cookie is used to monitor and track visitors behavior on the site anonymously.
Expires? After 1 hour
Name of cookie: PHPSESSID
What does it do? The cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie.
Expires? When the browsing session ends.
Name of cookie: nscart
What does it do? We use this cookie so that we know when you are actively using our website. It enables us to temporarily store information so that it can be accessed by other pages and order process.
Expires? Set to expire 15 days after your last request.
Where can I find more information about cookies, and how do I turn cookies off or delete cookies?
Find out more about cookies including how to disable/enable and delete them at the following website www.aboutcookies.org.