Cookie Policy

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them when you visit our Website.

Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve the site.

A cookie is a small text file which is placed on your computer or other electronic device when you access our Website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some information such as your IP address and/or other internet log-in information.

There are two types of cookies that can be used:

  • Persistent cookies. These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
  • Session cookies. These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Cookies used on the Website.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For the types of cookies that are strictly necessary, we do not need your consent. 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, use a shopping basket or make use of e-billing services.

 

  • Analysis cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website; for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, which pages they go to next and if they get error messages from web pages. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.

 

  • Functionality cookies. These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. 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 text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie name What the cookie is for Expiration date
__utma Google Analytics tracking cookies provide meaningful reports about our visitors. However, Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about you. 2 years from set/update.
__utmb Google Analytics tracking cookie. 30 minutes from set/update
__utmc Google Analytics tracking cookie. Not Set
__utmz Google Analytics tracking cookie. 6 months from set/update.
has_.js A cookie to determine if the user has Javascript enabled (a vital requirement for certain areas of this website to work) 6 months from set/update.

 

Your Consent.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website so we recommend that you leave them turned on. For example, if you block or otherwise reject cookies you will not be able to have personal details automatically pre-entered for you. If you leave cookies turned on, remember to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

If you change your mind in the future about letting us use cookies, you can modify the settings of your browser at any time to reject or disable cookies, or select which cookies you wish to allow. To learn more about how to reject or disable cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu within your internet browser.

Please be aware that if you do block certain cookies, you might lose some features and functionality of this website. For example, you can choose to switch off cookies for analytics, however this means we will be unable to monitor website performance.

Strictly necessary cookies cannot be switched off, however these identifiers do not store any personal data.