Below are the different types of cookies we use on our site:
Strictly necessary cookies: : We use first party cookies to make sure that we provide you with a smooth shopping experience. These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.
You can set your browser to block cookies or to alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may then not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Overview of strictly necessary cookies/first party cookies:
Session : these cookies enable the use of the “add to cart” functionality, and the “comparison tool” functionality. Once you finish your browsing 'session', all the saved cookies will disappear.
Performance cookies : performance cookies collect anonymous data that show how well our website is performing.
- _utma: contains a unique and anonymous identifying ID, which allows us to ensure that subsequent visits to our website are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor.
- _utmb: used to establish and continue a unique user session. Each time you request another page from the website the cookie is updated to expire after 30minutes.
- _utmc: works with __utmb to determine when to create a new session for a website visitor. This is a session cookie and expires when you exit the browser.
- _utmz: tracks how you found us and is used to calculate traffic and navigation within the website
- _utmv: relates to custom reporting segments, a feature which we occasionally use on Google Analytics.
Full details of the cookies which Google Analytics uses can be found in
Cookies & Google Analytics
in documentation for Google's Analytics tracking code. You can also read
We do not share our analytics data with any other third parties.
To opt out of our use of Google Analytics you may wish to consider using the
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Functionality cookies are used to increase the usability of our website. We use Google Maps on our “Stockist locator” page and “Repair center” page to provide detailed information on how to locate our stockists and repair centres. Google Maps stores up to four cookies: khcookie, NID, SNID and PREF. We use Google's interactive maps because we believe they provide a helpful way for our visitors to identify how best to travel to us. We use Google's interactive maps because we believe they provide a helpful way for our visitors to identify how best to travel to us. We use the Google Maps tools on the basis that Google adheres to its
terms of service for Google.
Social sharing cookies
Www.americantourister.co.uk contains social buttons that allow our customers to share products through social networks such as Facebook and Google+.
If you click on a social media button, most will set a third-party cookie e.g. Twitter, Google +1, Facebook etc. Please take this into account if you wish to share content socially - social networks use 3rd-party cookies.
- We use the Google "+1" plugin to help us market and promote our business using Google's services. The plugin allows visitors to use the "+1" button to recommend our website to their contacts. The plugin creates at least two cookies, BEAT (a persistent cookie set to expire after 1 day) and ULS (a session cookie). We use the plugin as a convenience for our visitors, and we use it on the basis that Google adheres to its
http://www.Facebook.com/about/privacy/ for more information.
- We may use YouTube to host video content. When you view a web page on our site with an embedded YouTube video, YouTube creates at least three cookies: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, use_hitbox, and PREF. In some circumstances you may also find an additional GEO cookie. We use the YouTube service as a convenience for our visitors, and we use it on the basis that Google adheres to its
Cookies placed by a different party than American Tourister, are called third party cookies. These cookies may “follow” you through various websites and for a longer period of time, but they do not collect personal data from which the third party would be able to identify you, the individual customer. The third parties placing these cookies may be suppliers who partner with us to deliver our website, companies that participate with us in affiliate marketing programs and other third parties.
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