Cookies being used on the Direct Doors website

Cookies and how they benefit you

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

The cookies on this site help Direct Doors to;

  • Ensure that the website works as you'd expect it to
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
    Allow you to share information with social networks
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

Direct Doors do not use cookies to;

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commission
  • You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies;

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari etc.) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our website, as consent that you are happy to accept our use of cookies. We recommend that you enable cookies when browsing for a better shopping experience. However if you do want to disable cookies you can do so. Each browser is different so we recommend checking the “help” menu of your browser or visiting

More about our Cookies;

Website Function Cookies and our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

  • units - Session Cookie for remembering your preferred measurement system. 
  • mtssc, sessionid - Random values that let our website remember who you are when you register or login. 
  • NSC_wjq-tbhfqbz-dpn, JSESSIONID - SagePay payment gateway session cookies - Enables the site to operate in relation to credit and debit card payments, with the cookies being used by SagePay. SagePay provide the payment gateway that we use to allow these payments to be made. These cookies are session cookies, lasting for the duration of the visit. No personal information or card information is recorded in the cookies, and the transaction takes place on secure web pages. Information on the SagePay privacy policy can be found here.

Social Website Cookies;

So you can easily ‘like’ or or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by AddThis and their privacy policy may be viewed here.

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

  • _atuvc - Cookie set when using AddThis Sharing buttons
  • di,dt - cookie - Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies
  • loc - cookie – used for geolocation.
  • psc - cookie - View counter
  • uid, uit- cookie - User id and login time tracking
  • uvc - cookie - tracks usage of the service
  • Sess, uuid2 - cookie - used by AddThis to help people share content that they find useful on our website. These cookies collect information on how this feature is used anonymously.
  • oo, ck, pt - cookies - is a Social Targeting company part of AddThis. We do not use them for advertising on our website but AddThis uses them to monitor users sharing on our website.
  • _canary, _mpush, _xgcid, _xguid - cookie - XGraph is an analytics company, part of  AddThis, that is part of a network of sites, cookies, and other technologies used to track visitors, what they do and what they click on, as you go from site to site, surfing the Web.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These analytics also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

  • _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _utmv, _utmx - These six cookies are used by a third-party service called Google Analytics, which we use to help understand how people find and use our site. Google has some comprehensive information on how they use cookies, from where you can also view their privacy policy.

Turning Cookies Off;

You can normally turn cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will very likely limit the functionality of and many other websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites 

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that store information on your browser, which recognise when you have visited a website before, improving your experience by saving your shopping basket contents, storing any personal details or preferences you have saved and offering personalised preferences. Cookies are required for you to be able to buy products, so that the products in your basket can be remembered and carried through to the checkout.

Cookies are effectively a memory for an individual website. Each website can only access cookies set by their own domain. However note that most websites contain elements from various web domains (for example the social sharing buttons are from another domain and this third party may set their own cookies to allow social sharing) so you may receive cookies from several sources.

Please note that cookies do not store any personally identifiable information such as name, address or credit card details, and they will not harm your computer in any way.