Cookie Policy

Cookies – what are they?

A “cookie” is a small text file that’s stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. These cookies are completely safe and secure and will never contain any sensitive information.  The information these cookies collect cannot be used to identify you personally.

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit or for repeat visits. They also help the website to know how many visitors they have and which pages are the most popular.

Some cookies are essential for example when buying products online. As you add items to a shopping basket cookies are used to remember what you have added.

How do we use cookies

We collect cookies from visitors for various reasons, not least to track our own performance – but also to let us serve you content tailored to your own specifications, hopefully improving your overall experience of the site. Amongst other things, the cookies we use allow users to shop online, allow us to calculate how many visitors we have - anonymously, of course - how long they stay on our site and which pages are most popular. This means we can tailor the content of the site to the interest of the visitors.

Types of Cookie

Necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for, such as the shopping basket. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. No consent is required for these types of cookie.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is anonymous, it is used to improve how the Website works. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Functionality cookies
These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to  web pages that you can customise. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

How do I turn cookies off?

You are not obliged to accept cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally you have the option to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies.

Are you happy for us to use cookies?

By continuing to use our site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device.