Cookie Policy


A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that websites place on your computer, mobile phone, table or other device.


You can manage your cookie preferences for this site at any time by choosing “manage preferences” or by clicking the cookie icon (image below) in the bottom-right corner of the screen and using the Storage Preference box. When the Storage Preference box opens, you can use the sliders to opt in or out of the cookie categories. To save your changes, scroll to the bottom of the Storage Preferences box and click on the save button. If you cannot see the icon, you may be using a blocker to prevent the setting of cookies.


Our websites and apps use cookies to distinguish you from other users on our websites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our websites and apps and allows us to improve our sites. We use other cookies for gathering statistics and for marketing purposes. We are providing this information to enable visitors to the site to understand the different types of cookies and how we use them.


You can see descriptions of the cookies used on this site and how long they last by pressing or clicking on the cookie icon in the bottom-right corner of the page (see above) and reading the cookie notices for each category of cookie.

We use the following cookies:

  • Essential cookies:

These are strictly necessary cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-payment services.

  • Analytical or performance cookies:

 These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. This information may be used in aggregate form to assess user interest in our site and the content on it. No personally identifying information is included in this type of reporting.

  • Functionality or personalization cookies:

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

  • Marketing or targeting cookies:

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to target information on our website and advertisements displayed on the website more relevant to your interests. We may share this information with third parties and other social media such as Facebook and Instagram to allow us to send you targeted marketing via external sites.

  • Third party cookies:

Our site includes links to third party websites and uses third party technologies. Some of those third parties may also use cookies which enable them to collect and share data belonging to you when you visit our site or when you follow links to their sites. These third-party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies. Please read the privacy policies of these third parties to find out how they use your data. We have no control over how third parties use your data. See below for a list of third parties that may be included on our site:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • Shopify
  • Pinterest
  • Microsoft

To deactivate the use of third-party cookies, visit the Storage Preference centre (see above for more information about the Storage Preference centre).


You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies or to alert you when a website sets or uses cookies. You can disable cookies from our site at any time - all modern browsers allow you to change your cookies settings. Settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. For further guidance see your browser “Help”. Disabling cookies may prevent areas of a website from working as intended.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site. Please be aware that these controls are distinct from the controls offered on this site.


You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, when they expire and the purposes for which we use them by clicking on the “cookie notice” links for each cookie category shown in the Storage Preference box and in the table below: 

Cookie Category




Log-in & account information

Essential cookies

Whilst you are logged in (after you have registered), this allows the site to identify you as you navigate between pages, and to remember your shopping basket for instance.

Current session only

Technical information

Essential cookies

We use cookies to remember which technical resources (e.g., which one of our servers) your browser connected to. These are essential to be able to display the website.

Current session only

Session customization information

Functionality cookies

This is placed automatically by our web server software when you visit the site and is used to reference a number of items to improve your site experience, for instance remembering your previous search terms, and your votes on our surveys.

Up to 1 year.

Third-Party Login Information (like Twitter and Facebook)

Functionality cookies

This allows to link your Hachette account with your Twitter and Facebook accounts, if you choose to do so.

Up to 1 year.

Internal Analytics

Analytical / Performance cookies

We perform our own analytics to understand our user’s usage of our website, in an aggregated form.

Up to 1 year

Google Analytics

Analytics / Performance cookies

This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only. These may last for up to 1 year to help us gather statistics about whether you return to the website after you have first visited.

Up to 1 year


Targeted advertisement cookies

This allows us and our partners to provide relevant & targeted advertisement.

According to our third parties’ policies