As is the case with most other websites we use 'cookies' to track usage of the ATG website. Cookies are small text strings websites can send to your browser to help enhance your visit to the website. They cannot pass on computer viruses, retrieve other data from your computer's hard drive or capture your email address. Generally, cookies can be used to securely store a user's ID and password, personalize web pages, identify visited parts of a site and keep track of user's selections. The ATG website uses cookies to keep track of your preferences and we may use cookies so we can provide you personalised information based on preferences you've indicated while using our website. If you signup with the ATG website cookies are essential for personalising your website experience.

What cookies do we use?

Mandatory Cookies

These cookies are essential to the proper functioning of our website and enable you to use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Without these cookies, you will not be able to perform core site functions such as logging in, or purchasing products.

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose

PHPSESSID

ATG

  1. Creates a unique session for your device, allowing a platform for login and shopping functions. No personal or device information is collected or stored.
  2. If you login, you will be given access to parts of the site for registered members.
  3. If enabled on the site, they allow you add products to your shopping bag, and then purchase products that are in your bag. Without cookies we don’t know which bag to add the products to.
  4. If you add products to your shopping bag and take a tea break, your chosen products will still be waiting for you when you come back. This cookie lasts for 6 months so you’ve all the time you need.
  5. Allows us to perform layout testing, so you only receive one version per device to avoid confusion when you view the same page on the same device

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Cloudflare

  1. DNS records held at Cloudflare enable us to provide a secure connection, they set this cookie to identify your device as trusted.
  2. https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-What-does-the-Cloudflare-cfduid-cookie-do-

 

 

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about usage of our website, for instance which pages are visited, which buttons are clicked and whether any error messages are encountered. These cookies don’t collect any personally identifiable information; they are purely to ensure our website is tailored for you.

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose

_hjIncludedInSample

Hotjar

  1. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, etc.
  2. https://help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011789248-Hotjar-Cookies

hjClosedSurveyInvites

Hotjar

This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal pop-up. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.

_hjDonePolls

Hotjar

This cookie is set once a visitor completes a Poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same Poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.

_hjMinimizedPolls

Hotjar

This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site.

_hjDoneTestersWidgets

Hotjar

This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.

_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets

Hotjar

This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site.

_hjDoneSurveys

Hotjar

This cookie is set once a visitor completes a survey. It is used to only load the survey content if the visitor hasn't completed the survey yet.

_hjShownFeedbackMessage

Hotjar

This cookie is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if they navigate to another page where it is set to show.

 

 

Functionality Cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience and allow the Website to provide enhanced and more personal features. They may also be used to provide functionality such as social media interaction. Some of these remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other websites who will present you relevant products. This type of advertising is designed to provide you with a selection of products that is personalised for you.

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose

_ga*

Google Analytics

Cookies for analytics programmes allow us to see how customers use the ATG website, where there are problems with its design and functionality, and where we can improve customer experience. These cookies do not trace personal information such as your name, but can track how often your computer visits a website, which pages your computer visited and in which order, and where you left the website. This type of information helps to make the ATG website and marketing campaigns more relevant; it never shows personally identifiable data and is not seen by anyone outside of the ATG or Google organisations. For a full description of Google’s use of cookies, please see:
http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

 

AddThis

Our website may allow you to share experience with your social networks. We use a 3rd party tool to enable this called “AddThis” You can opt out of these cookies at the following location:
http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out

 

Facebook

Commonly called a ‘Facebook Pixel” - This allows us to track how our Facebook adverts are performing.

 

 

Sharing our pages

If you take the opportunity to 'share' content with friends through social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram, you may have cookies from these websites stored on your computer. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. You can find more information on social network policies on privacy and cookies by clicking the links above.

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window).

Managing cookies on your device

Cookies are perfectly safe to be stored on your computer and almost all web browsers have cookie storage enabled as a default setting. However, all browsers have the option to disable cookie storage on your computer if you wish to do this. Please be aware disabling cookies will limit the functionality we can offer at the ATG website. To find out more about setting your cookie preferences visit the website appropriate to your own browser.

How to enable cookies in different browsers

Cookies should be enabled by default in your browser, so if you have not changed your settings you should expect to be accepting cookies from the websites you browse. Disabling your cookies will limit your experience of ATG website and many other websites online. If you wish to change your cookie settings we have provided a guide below for you. Please remember, if you do disable your cookies, you can allow cookies from certain approved websites, by adding the website homepage to your exceptions list.

First, find out what your default web browser is on your machine, or the browser you use most often to access the internet. To work out which browser you are using, simply open the internet as usual, and then follow the steps below:

Apple Mac Users

Open the internet as usual and click on the Apple icon in the top left corner. Choose the 'About' option. This will tell you the browser type and version you are using.

Safari on OSX
  1. Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. Click on 'Security' then 'Accept cookies'
  3. Select the 'Only from site you navigate to'
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX
  1. Click on 'Explorer' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences' options
  2. Scroll down until you see 'Cookies' under Receiving Files
  3. Select the 'Never Ask' option
Mozilla
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Then select the Privacy icon
  3. Click on Cookies, then select 'allow sites to set cookies'

 

PC Users

Open the internet as usual. In the tool bar at the top of your browser click 'Help' and choose the 'About' option from the drop down. This will tell you the browser type and version. Once you know the browser you are using you can find the cookie settings using the guide below relevant for your browser:

Google Chrome
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Click the 'Under the Hood' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
  3. Now select 'Allow local data to be set'
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click on the 'Privacy' tab
  2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
  3. Settings above Medium will disable cookies
Mozilla Firefox
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Then select the Privacy icon
  3. Click on Cookies, then select 'allow sites to set cookies'
Safari
  1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. Click on 'Security', check the option that says 'Block third-party and advertising cookies'
  3. Click 'Save'

 

Updated: 26-02-2018