By accessing this Website, You accept and agree that Sharp, its affiliated companies or its service providers may send and store cookies (small pieces of data placed on your hard disk drive when you access a website or a certain part of a website) to your computer or other access device in order to personalise your visit to this Website and/or to learn more about your use or browsing habits while visiting this website. The cookie may be a persistent or single session cookie.
Many of these cookies are essential for the site's operation (e.g. to enable products to be added to your basket and be available when you reach the checkout). Others are for analytics purposes, so we can tell how popular a page is, find and correct any problems that are preventing customers from accessing certain pages, and generally monitor usage and browsing habits whilst on the site.
Cookies on this site are either first party (created by sharpdirect) or third party (created by a site other than sharpdirect). Third party cookies might be used if you have clicked through from one of our affiliate partners. These are used so we know how many customers originate from these partners.
A cookie is a small amount of data sent from our server and stored on your computer's hard drive.
Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the Website to operate and are already set. These are strictly necessary for the sale of products requested by you and without them the Website cannot operate as intended.
|Cookie Name||Originating Page||Purpose||Expiry|
|Locn||All||Collecting region code and setting user region||Never|
|Lang||All||Collecting language code and setting display language||Never|
|RFID||Add to basket/log in||User reference id + verification hash collected, for the purposes of session control.||Never|
|SID||First page visited||Collects session ID for the purposes of session control.||Never|
|RVI||Viewing items||Collects list of recently viewed items for the purposes of displaying "recently viewed items" panel.||One week|
|vbmprods||Viewing items||Collects list of recently viewed items for the purposes of displaying "recommended items" panel.||One week|
|vbmtracker||Viewing items||Collects recommended items tracking code for the purposes of building "recommended items" data.||One week|
|newCurr||Viewing currency exchange rates||Collects data on currency to rate against in order to provide an exchange rate||One week|
|referid||First page visited||Referral data to track sites that link to Venda (our ecommerce provider)||2 days|
|httprefer||First page visited||Referral data to track sites that link to Venda||2 days|
|Setview||Product list/ search list page||Keeps user's preference for the product information display page.||1 week|
|setViewPerPage||Product list/ search list page||Keeps user's preference for the number of products to view per page.||1 week|
|RSI||Search||Keeps last 3 keyword searches for the purpose of displaying the last 3 key words so users can quickly go back to them.||1 day|
|Tracking tags||Various||Analytical services||Not disclosed|
|Quench||All||First||Managing performance on the Venda platform|
This site uses Google Analytics to help us understand how visitors engage with the site and to help us work out what we can do to improve the customer experience. Google Analytics collects information anonymously, and it reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.
It does this by using its own set of cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page
To disable this type of cookie, some browsers will indicate when a cookie is being sent and allow you to decline cookies on a case-by-case basis. In addition to declining cookies, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on in your browser, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about your website visits.
If you want to find out more or install the Opt-out Browser Add-on which is available for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Opera, go to this page: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
|__utma||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.||2 years from set/update.|
|__utmb||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site. When a user views a page on the site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes.||30 minutes from set/update.|
|__utmc||Operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user.||30 minutes|
|__utmz||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach the site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within this site. The cookie is updated with each page view to the site.||6 months from set/update.|
You can manage how to handle cookies within your browser. For more information, go to the following pages:
To delete cookie files in Internet Explorer:
Go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835.
To delete cookie files in Firefox:
Go to http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Deleting%20cookies.
To delete or manage cookies in Google Chrome:
Go to https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies.
To delete or manage cookies in Opera:
Go to http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/806/
To delete cookies in Safari:
If you want to disable cookies in the Safari web browser, go to Preferences and then to the Privacy pane and choose to block cookies. On your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, go to Settings, then Safari, and then to the Cookies section.
For other browsers:
This is a good resource on finding out how to disable cookies: