A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow 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.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
- Tracking cookies. These cookies track your visit when you click on one of our affiliate links, to track any sales for the purposes of assigning commission to us.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the list shown below. Please note this list is not exhaustive but shows are most common cookies. For further information, please contact us.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after the time frame shown in the Duration section.
Tracking Cookie – Google Analytics
- Name: _ga, _gid, _gat, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz
- Type: Persistent and session cookies
- Purpose: Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your anonymised IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the website, how the website is found, and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.
- Duration: The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser. IP addresses have been anonymised.
- Name: PREF, VSC, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, remote_sid
- Type: Persistent and session cookies
- Purpose: We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
- Duration: Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a YouTube video, although some expire sooner.
Cookie Consent Widget
- Name: cookieconsent_status
- Type: Persistent cookie
- Purpose: Created by the Cookie Consent widget and enables you to accept our cookie statement once every year.
- Duration: 1 year
Session ID Cookie – Essential Cookie
- Name: JSESSIONID
- Type: session cookie
- Purpose: A session cookie is required to follow your progress through the website. It is essential to ensure that any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.
- Duration: The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.
We engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into our website. If you click on any of the affiliate links, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. The following is a complete list of all the affiliate programs in which we participate and the duration of their respective cookies.
eBay Partner Network
- Duration: 24 hours
B&H Photo Affiliate Program
- Duration: 60 hours
The Inspired Eye
- Duration: 60 days
Mediterranean Photo Tours
- Duration: 120 days
Skylum (Impact Radius)
- Duration: 90 days
- Duration: 30 days