Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored in your web browser on your computer. They help you navigate websites efficiently, by remembering settings and choices you make during your visits to a website.

There are two types of cookies: 'Session Cookies' are used to store information about your visit to a website, so you can easily pick up where you left off when you leave a page and then return to it. They are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. 'Persistent Cookies' help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. This results in faster and more convenient access. These remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire.

How we use cookies on this website

The cookies we use on this site remember settings and choices you make during your visits to our website. We use them to save you time and to make your experience better, in the following ways:


Cookie Name What does it do When it expires
exp_last_visit The timestamp is stored in the database of the registered user's last visit. When browser is closed.



This stores the sessiodID when a user visits the site. When browser is closed.
exp_last_activity The timestamp is stored in the database of the last action/activity performed by the user When browser is closed.



Stores a value of 1 if a registered user is logged in. When browser is closed.
basket Stores the product ids of the products added to Order Sample basket for a particular session. When browser is closed.
cookiepolicy Stores the user's choice of whether to allow/Deny the storage of cookies for Google Analytics tracking. When browser is closed.
redirect Stores a Yes/No for remembering a site visitor is a HCP/Non-HCP, based on which it redirects to the product/home page. When browser is closed.

How do we NOT use cookies on this website

  • We never use cookies to track what products and services you look at on a range of different websites. These sorts of cookies are used to create targetted advertising. We do not - nor will we ever - give information about you or your use of our website to any outside organistations for any purpose.


For more information about cookies visit or or visit the following sites for information about how to control and delete cookies.

What specific cookies are set on our website?


Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to monitor the traffic to our website. We set the cookies named in the table below to do this.


Name Use Typical content Expires
_utma Used to determine if you are a unique visitor to our site. randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb Used to track continuous usage of the site. randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc This cookie is no longer used by our site, but is set for backwards compatibility by Google randomly generated number when you close your browser
_utmz Used to store information about how you got to our site. randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached 6 months


For more information about the cookies named above, please visit Cookies set by Google Analytics.

What is the EU Cookie Law?

The EU Cookie Law is amended privacy legislation that requires websites to obtain informed consent from visitors before they can store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device - taken from

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