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Cookie Policy

Daniel Sandler Limited (“DSL” or “we”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Daniel Sandler Ltd, registered office: Office 7, 35/37 Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7JN.


Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At we use cookies for three reasons: firstly to authenticate your identity when you log into private areas of the DSL site (if this is applicable to you), secondly to manage your shopping experience such as your shopping bag and thirdly to monitor site traffic to help us plan capacity and understand how people interact with the site to improve the user experience.

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. You can manage these small files yourself using the help available with the browser you are using to access the Internet. Typically you can find these settings in the Tools or Options tab of your browser, under the heading ‘Privacy’.

We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter.

First party cookies: these are our own cookies with our domain name. The first party cookies used by our site are listed below in full.

Third party cookies: these are cookies using a third party domain name.

How to enable cookies in your browser

Google Chrome Google Chrome
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Click the 'Under the Hood' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
  3. Now select 'Allow local data to be set'

Firefox Firefox
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Then select the Privacy icon
  3. Now select 'Remeber History' from the drop down
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click the 'Privacy' tab
  2. Your Privacy level now needs to be set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
  3. Settings above Medium (i.e. Medium High) will disable cookies
Opera Opera
  1. Click on the 'Opera' icon at the top left of the browser
  2. Select 'settings' > 'Preferences' from the drop down menu
  3. Now click the advanced tab and under cookies select 'Accept cookies'
Safari Safari
  1. Click the edit tab at the top left of your screen or the cog logo from the top right
  2. Then choose 'preferences' from the dialogu pop-up box
  3. The make sure Block cookies 'From third parties and advertisers' is selected

The following table explains what cookies we use and what is their purpose.

First party cookies

Name Typical content / Purpose
phpsessid Authentication session in the event of logging in to a private area of the site. Hashed data of username and authentication status Expires on exit
These cookies are for Google Analytics, a third party script but content stored in a first party cookie. They are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information on topics such as the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited but all in an anonymous form. Google Privacy policy
cart The association with your shopping cart.  
category_info Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.  
compare The items that you have in the Compare Products list.  
currency Your preferred currency  
customer An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.  
customer_auth An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.  
customer_info An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.  
customer_segment_ids Stores the Customer Segment ID  
external_no_cache A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.  
frontend You sesssion ID on the server.  
guest-view Allows guests to edit their orders.  
last_category The last category you visited.  
last_product The most recent product you have viewed.  
newmessage Indicates whether a new message has been received.  
no_cache Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.  
persistent_shopping_cart A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.  
poll The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.  
polln Information on what polls you have voted on.  
recentlycompared The items that you have recently compared.  
stf Information on products you have emailed to friends.  
store The store view or language you have selected.  
user_allowed_save_cookie Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.  
viewed_product_ids The products that you have recently viewed.  
wishlist An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.  
wishlist_cnt The number of items in your Wishlist.  

Third party cookies

None currently used.

DSL is however not responsible for the privacy policies of third party sites linked to from our site, such as partners, customers and social networking services.