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What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies are used by all websites, and have several different functions.

At a basic level cookies will:

  • Allow the site to work correctly.
  • Help us understand how people use the website.
  • Make the site easier to use by remembering information that you’ve entered
  • Add content from other websites e.g. Paypal, Twitter, Facebook

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Just keep in mind that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies as soon you visit the site.

Cookies at a glance

The cookies we use on this website are as follows:

Provider & Cookie Purpose More Information
Google Analytics __utma __utmb __utmc __utmz These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Overview of privacy at Google
Shopping Basket – cart_in_use We use cookie(s) to store any purchase(s) you make within the shop. When you checkout using the PayPal button these cookies allow PayPal’s secure system to complete the transaction. View further information about PayPal privacy and cookie policy.
Likes – like-## (## reperesents a two digit number) We use custom cookie(s) to register ‘likes’ on Expedition and Journal posts. These cookies expire when you clear your browser cache. Not applicable
Twitter k guest_id original_referer _twitter_sess We embed Twitter feeds in the footer and the your adventure page to add further content to the website. Visit Twitter privacy policy information page.
Session PHPSESSID To allow the website to function correctly a session cookie is started upon arrival. Not applicable