Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies 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 site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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 or use a shopping cart.
  • 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.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Policy Message BarFunctionality1 yearName: viewed_cookie_policy. Records whether you have seen and accepted the EU Cookie Law disclaimer at the bottom of the site on initial visit. This cookie is only set if you click the “Accept” button, giving your consent for cookies to be set.
Google Analytics utma Visitor IdentifierAnalytical/Performance30 secondsName: __utma. Enables the functioning of Google Analytics, used to help us to analyse visitor information such as browser usage, visitor numbers, and response to marketing which helps us to improve your experience on the website. Information stored by these cookies is accessible only by us at Pinnacle and Google, who do not store or disclose confidential information. About: analytics/resources/concepts/ gaConceptsCookies How to opt out: gaoptout
Google Analytics utmb 30 Minute Session IdentifierAnalytical/Performance30 minutesName: __utmb. As above.
Google Analytics utmc On Exit Session IdentifierAnalytical/PerformanceSessionName: __utmc. As above.
Google Analytics utmz Visitor SegmentationAnalytical/Performance6 monthsName: __utmz. As above.
Paypal Shopping CartStrictly Necessary6 hoursName: cart_in_use. Tracks whether you have added anything to your shopping cart, and if so, remembers your selections. This cookie is only set if you add an item to our shopping cart. To find out how to disable cookies, visit
PHP Session IDFunctionalitySessionName: PHPSESSID. The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP (the web programming language our site is written in) and enables websites to store serialised state data. It is used to establish when you begin and finish using the site so we can remember your preferences as you browse from one page to the next. Because the PHPSESSID cookie has no set expiry time, it disappears when your browser is closed. About: en/features.cookies.php


Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can 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 1 year.