Information about Cookies
A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your computer’s hard drive. Your browser is an application that allows you to surf the internet. The most common browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.
Most browsers are secure and offer quick and easy ways to delete information like cookies. Please see the section below Change your Browser Settings'.
To obtain further information about cookies (including how to set your browser to reject cookies), you can visit the website www.allaboutcookies.org
Types of Cookie
First Party Cookies - are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Third Party Cookies - are set by other organisations that we use for different services. For example, we use external analytics services and these suppliers may set cookies on our behalf in order to report what's popular and what's not (see section entitled “Analytics on our Website” for more information).
The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr and these sites may set their own cookies. Therefore we recommend that you read third party cookie policies.
Session Cookies - are stored only for the duration of your visit to a website and these are deleted from your device when your browsing session ends.
Persistent Cookies - this type of cookie is saved on your device for a fixed period to remember preferences like your location or your username.
This website may utilise cookies to:
- Collect analytical data about how visitors use our Site - so that we can improve the website's experience;
- Ensure that if you are purchasing a product or service via our Site, your experience is smooth and secure;
- Remember what's in your basket during your visit and when you leave the Site and return;
- Enable us to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information repeatedly;
- Recognise that you may have requested that we remember your username and password so you don't need to enter your details each time you visit the Site;
- Keep you logged in to any services on the website.
Changing your browser settings
Most internet browsers are initially enabled to accept cookies automatically. You may be able to set your browser so that you will not receive cookies and may even be able to delete existing cookies. There are ways of disabling them in most modern browsers. Please see the help menu of your browser, the option to do so is usually under "tools > internet options > privacy". However, please note that if you disable cookies you may not be able to access parts of the Site.
Analytics on our Websites
Google Analytics provide anonymised statistical information for us. They process IP addresses and information from cookies used on our websites so we know how many page views we have, how many users we have, what browsers they are using (so we can target our resources in the right way to maximise compatibility for the majority of our users) and, in some cases, in which country, city or region they are located.