Cookie Policy

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your internet browser on to your computer’s hard drive. Like most website providers, AMPS Online uses cookies to enable us to make a link between you and the information you have provided to our website and therefore provide you with personalised content so that we can give you a better experience when you return. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, although you can choose not to. To ensure you get the best from our websites, we advise that users keep cookies active on their machine whilst visiting our website. You can manually disable and enable cookies on your PC. The process will depend on your browser and is usually part of your ‘Security Settings’. However, if you disable cookies from your browser you will experience issues while trying to view or interact with this site

For further information about managing and disabling cookies, you can refer to your browser’s help section or user guide. Alternatively, the Interactive Advertising Bureau has produced a series of web pages (see which explain to users how cookies work and can be managed.


What cookies do we store?

AMPS Online ( uses two types of cookie: “Strictly Necessary” and “Performance”.


Strictly Necessary

‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas, forms, shops, and baskets. These cookies don’t collect any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

AMPS Online only uses three of these cookies.  No other site except AMPS Online can access these cookies.

PHPSESSID                   This cookie allows you to log in and move around the site.  We use this cookie to provide you with a personalised experience of the site, and to allow you access to member-only sections.
CPL This cookie tells us that you have accepted our Cookie Policy.  It will expire in 1 year, at which point we will ask you again
RMBR This cookie enables the “remember me” functionality of the website.  It is only set if you check the “remember me” box on the Sign In page. It expires 1 month after your last successful login & only stores information necessary to allow AMPS Online to sign you in automatically




‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

We use Google Analytics, which creates a number of first-party cookies, all prefixed __utm.

You can learn about Google Analytics’ privacy policy and opt out of Google Analytics completely by using this tool. You can also use your browser in “private” or “incognito” mode, to look like a brand new user every time you browse the web.


__utma Google analytics
__utmb Google analytics
__utmc Google analytics
__utmz Google analytics
__atuvc AddThis – Enables the sharing functionality of news, newsletters and other items