Cookies - Operation Outdoors

What are cookies?

The Hirst Footwear website uses cookies to collect information from visitors. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other mobile or handheld device (such as smartphones or tablets) as you browse this website. They are used to improve your user experience by remembering when your computer or device accesses this website. This makes the interaction between you and our website faster, easier and much more personalised.

The cookies are essential to the effective operation of our website and to enable to you shop with us easily online. Cookies are also used to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to our customers, both on this website and elsewhere.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
WhosOn Livechat whoson This cookie is used with the whoson on service to help us provide on-line chat services to the vistors of our website. See WhosOn privacy page.
frontend frontend Used by the website to save session ID on the server.
external_no_cache external_no_cache A flag used by the website which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.

PHPSESSID PHPSESSID This cookie stores a unique ID assigned by the web server. It is used to enable some site functionality to work properly. It stores no user information. It is set on your arrival to this site and most time deleted when you close your browser.

PostcodeAnyWhere Cookie pcaInstallationId This Website uses Capture+, a service provide by PostcodeAnywhere. A single cookie called pcaInstallationId is used to retrieve a list of addresses previously retrieved by the user from PostcodeAnywhere database. See PostcodeAnyWhere Privacy Policy.
Visual Website Optimiser Cookies _vis_opt_exp_20_combi, _vis_opt_exp_186_combi _vis_opt_s, _vis_opt_exp_20_goal_1, _vis_opt_exp_20_goal_5, _vis_opt_test_cookie, first_pv_221848, _jsuid These cookies are used to power our A/B testing tool that allows us to show different versions of the same page to different visitors, so we can assess which page layout is best. See Visual Website Optimiser Privacy Policy.
Google Analytics _utma
These cookies 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 in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

Google Plus One Cookies BEAT, ULS, NID, PREF These third party Google cookies are all typically written to the browser upon the loading of Google Plus One social media buttons.

Another Google Cookies SID, APISID, HSID, SAPISID, SSID, NID, PREF, ULS These third party Google cookies are all typically written to the browser upon the loading of Google Maps, Street View and YouTube videos.

Addthis Cookies

__atuvc, siteaud, ana_svc, uvc, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, atgotcode, ssh, sshs, ssc, uit, di, dt, uid, __atuvc, PHPSESSID This cookies created by addthis javascript. We use AddThis across the site to allow sharing of content between different services. See AddThis’s Privacy Policy.
Twitter Cookies guest_id, twll, remember_checked, __utma, __utmz, __utmv, k Third party cookies used by Twitter in managing the Twitter content display on this site such as Tweet, Follow and Mention buttons. See Twitters’s Privacy Policy.
Facebook Cookies Lu, datr Third party cookies used by Facebook in managing the Facebook content display on this site such as Like, Suggest, and Recommend buttons. See Facebook Privacy.
AdForm cookies TPC, GCM, cid, uid Third party cookies. These cookies used for advertising purpose. Set by Adform’s advertising technology. See AdForm Privacy Policy.

Information collected

Some cookies collect information about browsing and purchasing behaviour by people who access this website via the same computer or device. This includes information about pages viewed, products purchased and the customer journey around a website. We do not, however, use cookies to collect or record information on users’ name, address or other contact details. We are able to use cookies to monitor individual user browsing and purchasing behaviour but third parties are not able to identify users using cookies.


Who sets the cookies?

The cookies stored on your computer or other device when you access this website are set by Hirst Footwear Ltd, our suppliers who partner with us to help deliver a high quality website shopping experience, and other third parties.

Cookies may also be set by third parties who participate with us in affiliate marketing programmes. None of these third parties collect any personal data from which they would be able to identify individual customers.

How can I control what cookies are set?

By using this website, you consent to having the above cookies stored on your computer or device.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Please note that if you choose to disable any or all of the cookies set by this website, some website functionality will no longer be available to you.

If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us.