- What is a Cookie?
- Cookies are small text files that are sent by a website to a web browser, and stored by the browser. This enables the website to identify and track the web browser. Cookies can, among other functions, enable a website to recognise a device each time it visits, remember user preferences and recommend content.
- Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, but rather the computer used. However, some cookies will contain personal information such as a username.
- We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies on the site:
- Session cookies will be used to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website and will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies will be used to enable our website to recognise you when you visit and will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date. This allows us to collect information about your browsing habits whilst on our Site, and this can be useful in assisting us to monitor and improve our services.
- We do not store sensitive information such as account numbers or passwords in “persistent” cookies, and cookies in themselves, do not contain enough information to identify you. You will only become personally identifiable in relation to your browsing habits after you have formally provided us with your personal data. However, if you select “remember me” on login so that you do not have to enter your login details every time, your login details are stored in the cookie.
- In addition to using cookies, we might also use GIFs and other web tools, such as Google Analytics, to collect information about your browsing activities whilst on our Site. In this respect the information that is provided is similar to the information supplied by cookies, and we use it for the same purposes.
- What Sort of Cookies are there?
There are four general categories of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential to the functioning of a site, enabling you to move around the site and allowing the site to provide the services that you ask for. For example, a strictly necessary cookie might be used to log into secure areas of a site or to recognise the region you are in, thereby allowing the site operator to tailor the site accordingly.
Strictly necessary cookies do not gather any information that could be used for marketing purposes and they do not retain information beyond the end of your visit.
This website will:
- Remember what is in your shopping basket
- Remember where you are in the order process
- Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure. You need to be logged in to complete an order.
- Analytical/performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. They allow the site operator to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps the site operator to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore cannot be used to identify individual visitors. The information is only used to improve how a website works.
- Functionality cookies
These cookies allow a website to remember choices that a user makes and provide enhanced, more personalised features. For example, such cookies enable you to stay signed into the website and recognise you when you arrive. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track browsing activity on other websites.
This website will track the pages you visit via Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google enabling us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our website.
Google also reserve the rights to the data collected.
- Targeting Cookies
These cookies record users' visits to a website, the pages they have visited and the links they have followed. They are also used to ensure that users are presented with adverts which are relevant to their interests, to limit the number of times a particular advert is displayed and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
This website will not share any personal information with third parties.
- Third-Party Cookies
- Can You Block Cookies?
- You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser or by not clicking the “OK” button on the box that appears on the first page you see on our Site.
- You also have the ability to delete cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser and should search for “cookies” in your “Help” function for information on where to find your cookie folder.
- You can find out how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by visiting here.
If you set your browser to not accept cookies, it may result in certain sections of our site not working properly and certain personalised services not being provided to users of your computer.