What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that we, and in certain circumstances third parties, place on your browser when you visit our websites. Cookies, amongst other things, help us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.
We use two types of cookies – First Party Cookies and Third Party Cookies.
First Party Cookies
The First Party Cookies are set by the CHSI website and include:
Session ID Cookie – this cookie is required for the operation of our website to ensure it can associate your shopping basket contents or web form entries with your device as opposed to anyone else who is browsing the website. This cookie also enables you to log into secure areas of our website. This is to ensure your privacy and to prevent any details you enter into our website from being displayed to another user. This cookie does not contain any personal information and expires when you close your browser window.
Third Party Cookies
We use Google Analytics to track our website traffic, which requires a cookie to log your visit. This cookie is set by the Google webserver. It allows us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Please click here for further information on privacy at Google.
Our website also uses functionality provided by third parties, for example news feeds or the ability for you to share our content on social networking sites. Cookies are set on our website by Facebook and Twitter. We have no control over these cookies. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with their privacy policies to understand how the information they collect through cookies is used.
The procedure for modifying your cookie preferences is different for each internet browser and we recommend you visit the following websites for further information on altering your cookie settings:
For more detailed information on how to clear or disable all of your browser cookies, please click here.