A cookie is a small text file that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes. Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Cookies can be ‘session or transient cookies’ - these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer. Alternatively, cookies can be ‘persistent or permanent cookies’ - these are stored as a file on your computer and remain there after you have closed your web browser. It can then be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics purposes.
We use the following types of cookies:
Strictly Necessary - these are required for the operation of our website. They include for example, cookies that enable you to log in to our website or use your shopping cart. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing.
Performance Cookies - allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and also to see how visitors move around our site while using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for quickly and easily.
Functionality Cookies - allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For example, we may be able to provide you with products, information or updates that are relevant to you. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymous.
We use the following cookies:
- Facebook to help deliver targeted advertising to customers based on the pages of the website they have visited.
- Google Analytics collects data on the number of times a user has visited the site, dates and times accessing the site, pages visited and general user behaviour on the website.