KENT Europe Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you are consenting to the use of these cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

What are cookies?

“Cookies” make websites work better and are small text files placed on your computer by websites that hold a piece of information about you or your computer and which are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are NOT viruses.

Cookies do a lot of different jobs such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and saving you time because you won’t have to keep re-entering your details each time you visit. We use cookies to help us to analyse how you and our other customers use our sites so that we can make improvements. They can also help to ensure that the adverts you see online are more relevant to you.

Cookies are split into “First-Party” (those set by our website directly) and “Third-Party”* (those set by partners of our website for example through Google for our website statistics) and are classed as either ‘session cookies’ (only set for that session) or ‘persistent cookies’ (which are stored on your browser between sessions and recognise you on your return). It is important to note that you can disable cookies completely, or just some types of cookies.  You can do this in your web browser at any time.

Cookies DO NOT allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies. *Third party cookies are set by partners of our websites and we do not control the dissemination of these cookies. For more information about this you will need to refer to the relevant third party website.

Cookies used on our website

We use session cookies on our websites and if you use this site we will send to you the following cookies:

First Party Cookies

Session Cookies – Session cookies allow users to be recognised within a website such the pages they visit within that session. A session cookie only lasts for the duration of users using the website.

NameDescriptionExpiration
PHPSESSIDWe use session cookies to process forms and the search functions.PHP session (PHPSESSID) is destroyed when the browser is closed (End of user session)

Cookies set by Third Party sites

Google Analytics Cookies – We use Google Analytics to understand how visitors interact with our website, such as how they found us, how long is spent viewing pages, and what time of day they visited us on. This allows us to improve the visitors’ experience on our websites and to track our marketing efforts.

The purpose of each cookie is explained below.

NameDescriptionExpiration
__utmaThis cookie is used to determine you as a unique visitor to our website and it is updated with each page view.  It contains a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to help data validity.2 years
__utmbThis cookie is used to establish and continue a session on our website.  Each time a new page is visited, it is updated to expire in 30 minutes (thus continuing your session).30 minutes
__utmcThis cookie is used in conjunction with __utmb to establish and continue a session.  Should you choose to close your web browser, this cookie expires – ending your session on our website.
__utmzThis cookie allows us to track the type of referral that you used to reach our website and the performance it brings to our website.  This includes search keyword, a specific marketing campaign and direct traffic.6 months
__utmvShould we choose to group distinct sets of people, we use this cookie to label visitors that allows us to examine the behaviour of each group in isolation.  No personally identifiable information is stored.2 years

Note: the expiration length of each cookie is from the time it was last updated on. For more information on the use of Google cookies visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

Blocking and deleting cookies

You can set your browser options so that you can delete or refuse to accept cookies. To do this you should refer to your browser:

Firefox: For more information go to the Mozilla support page at http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Deleting%20cookies#w_delete-all-cookies

Safari: For more information go to the Apple support page at  http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/11471.html

In Internet Explorer you must manually delete cookie files. For more information please go to the Microsoft support page http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/Delete-your-Internet-cookies

Chrome: For more information go to the Google Chrome support page athttps://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

However, please note that if you delete or refuse cookies for our sites some parts of the site will not function properly such as login or saving items added to the basket. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org for more comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. This site provides more information about cookies and also tells you how to delete them from your computer.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will have to refer to the handset manual and/or the manufacturer.