Privacy and Cookies



 What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use "session" cookies and “persistent” cookies on our website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We will use the session cookies to keep track of items in your shopping basket, prevent fraud and increase website security.

We use persistent cookies to keep track of your acknowledgement of our cookie notice and the keep track of the products you have seen for our “Recently Viewed” infobox. This cookie only contains the ID of the products that you have visited and contains no personal information.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.


Across our site we make use of cookies to manage the shopping cart, login and checkout process and general visitor experience. These cookies may also be used to collect analytics of non-personal visitor activity outlines, and personal preferences, provide relevant or timely information to you or offer focused advertisements.

Cookies set across our site, set by our 3rd party partners or us, can be in the form of session or persistent cookies, and may use different technologies, such as JavaScript or Flash. If you would like to 'opt out' of the cookies set by our site, this can be accomplished on a cookie-by-cookie basis subject to browser settings. You may limit site operation or functions if you limit the cookies.

Required Cookies

Name Reference Domain Purpose

www.strome.co.uk osCSid www.strome.co.uk Used to remember cart and login information

Stores a reference to retain your cart contents, login and checkout process.


3rd Party Cookies

Name Reference Domain Purpose

Google Analytics utma, utmb, utmc, utmz www.google.com Used to track visitors

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.


(social network links) uit, uvc, uid, atuvc, psc www.addthis.com Used to track visitors

AddThis state on their website: 'The __atuvc cookie is created and read by our JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.'








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