What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files used by websites to log information and enable certain functionality. and are completely harmless and anonymous. They will never hold any personal or confidential information about you.
Some of the cookies we use are essential to make the website work properly and enable you to shop online. Without these your experience of our website would be very restricted.
Where Do Cookies Come From?
There are two sources of cookies:
- First-party cookies are sent by us to your device. They can be used to remember your preferences when you visit our website or to maintain your browser connection.
- Third-party cookies are sent by a third party that provides functionality through our website, such as embedded YouTube videos. This helps the third party to remember your preferences when you visit our website and others.
How long do cookies stay on your device?
Cookies stay on your device for different periods of time and are either:
- Session cookies generally only last while you have your internet browser open. Once you close your browser they’re automatically deleted from your device.
- Persistent cookies generally stay on your device after you close your internet browser unless your browser is set up to automatically delete them. They can be used by websites to remember your preferences when you open up your browser.
- Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website, such as logging in. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
- Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and makes providing more personalised features possible. For example, they might remember your name and e-mail in comment forms so you don’t have to re-enter this information next time when commenting.
- Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of our website and services
- Advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement.They are usually placed to the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.
We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website.
We want to be open about which cookies we use and why. If you want to prevent us placing any of these cookies, you can change the settings in your browser to block them. However, you will find that your experience of our website will be affected and you will be unable to use some areas.