Use of Cookies by the Transworld Trophies website

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing information used to tailor the experience of using a website to an individual. Cookies are not computer programs, so cannot contain viruses or malicious software. Neither can they access files or programs on your computer.

On the TWT website, cookies are not essential until a visitor logs in to the secure customer area, after which several cookies are set as described below.

The cookies used by this web site allow the site to remember who you are and whether you are logged in as well as track the contents of your shopping basket and any selections or preferences that you change.

Cookies used directly by our website itself are created by and are only useful to our webserver. They do not contain any of your personal details, but instead contain a string of characters unique to your account which allow the site to identify who is logged in.

Two types of cookie

Session or transient cookies

These temporary cookies are not stored on your hard disk drive, but are instead kept in the working memory of your computer. They allow the site to remember who you are as you move from page to page, allowing you to remain logged in for the duration of your visit.

Permanent, persistent or stored cookies

These cookies are stored on your computer’s hard disk drive and will not expire until a future date that is set by our webserver. They are used to store any preferences that you change whilst using the site.

More independent information about cookies can be found at:

http://www.aboutcookies.org/
(Please note that we cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites)

What cookies do we use?

The cookies used by our site originate either from our webserver and are used directly by our website, or from Google Analytics and are used by their servers to anonymously record visits to our site in order to allow us to monitor the success of different aspects of our site.

Our site cookies

ASP.NET_SessionId (Session cookie)

Anonymously identifies a computer or device to our webserver for the duration of your visit in order to allow us to maintain preferences and other temporary information.

.ASPXAUTH (Session cookie)

Created when you log in, this cookie tells our site which account you have logged in with and allows us to maintain the contents of your basket.

This cookie doesn’t hold any of your personal details, but instead contains a string of characters unique to your account allowing our site to recognise you. The contents of this cookie are fully encrypted and can only be accessed by our webserver.

device_dimensions (Session cookie)

Passes the dimensions of your screen in pixels to our site so that we can format the site to better fit your computer, smart phone or tablet.

Google Analytics Cookies

__utm(a,b,c,z) & __ga

These cookies are used by Google analytics to anonymously identify first time and repeat visitors to our site as well as to determine how you arrived at our site.

Further information about these cookies can be found at the following links:

(Please note that we cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites)

Managing our cookies on your computer

Depending on which web browser you use, it is possible to manage how and if cookies are stored on your computer.

  • Disabling cookies altogether will prevent the secure are of our site from working, limiting you to obtaining information from the public sections.
  • Setting your browser to delete all cookies each time it is closed will allow our site to function normally.
  • Some browsers will allow you to delete or block individual cookies. This could allow you to disable the Google Analytics cookies whilst allowing our site cookies in order to use our site without providing us with any usage statistics.

The following external resource provides details of how to manage cookies on your computer:
http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx?page=1
(Please note that we cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites)