What are cookies?

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Why do we use cookies?

Cookies serve many functions. Some examples are that they allow us remember whether you are logged in to the site, to remember what items you had in your shopping basket and to serve content tailored specifically for you. Cookies also allow us to work alongside our web analytics partner, Google Analytics, to see how you like to use our website, which pages or special functions you prefer and help us to make them better. This helps us to continually improve our service.

Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential for websites and their features to work properly. E.g.: authentication cookies.


Functional Cookies

These cookies enable us to improve comfort and usability of websites and to provide various features. E.g.: functional cookies can be used to store a user's language preference.


Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use websites. Performance cookies help us, for example, to identify especially popular areas of our website. In this way, we can adapt the content of our websites more specifically to your needs and thereby improve what we offer you.


CategoryNameCompanyExpiration TimeDescription
EssentialcookieConsentWeston Beamor-Remembers the user's choices regarding consenting to cookies
Essential__Secure-next-auth.callback-urlWeston BeamorSessionUsed to complete the login process and redirect the user back to this site
Essential__Host-next-auth.csrf-tokenWeston BeamorSessionA randomly generated token which is used to prevent external websites from submitting forms on this website (Cross Site Request Forgery)
Essential__Secure-next-auth.session-tokenWeston Beamor1 MonthDistinguishes between users and sessions once a user has signed in by storing an anonymised token
EssentialARRAffinityMicrosoftSessionUsed for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session
EssentialARRAffinitySameSiteMicrosoftSessionUsed for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session
EssentialsessionhCaptcha8 HoursUsed by hCaptcha for the purpose of providing its risk analysis of users
FunctionalNEXT_LOCALEWeston Beamor2 YearsUsed to remember the user's language selection
Performance_gaGoogle Analytics2 YearsUsed by Google Analytics to distinguish users
Performance_ga_*Google Analytics2 YearsUsed by Google Analytics to persist session state