What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you access the internet. These files are neither a virus nor spyware.

What types of cookies are there?

Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that exist only whilst you are using a website. For example, session cookies will remember history navigation of pages, search settings, and shopping basket content. Session cookies expire when the browser is closed.

Permanent cookies: These remain in operation even when the browser has been closed. The permanent cookies will remember the choices you select on the website so there is no need to re-enter detail every time you use the site. Permanent cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor but do not contain information that could be used to identify you to another person.

Third-party cookies: These are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various analytic services.

Why do we use cookies?

This website, along with many other websites, will use cookies. As you navigate around our website the cookie file is updated to remember any preferences you select. This allows us to customise the content to fit your needs during every visit to our website. Without cookies enabled we cannot guarantee that the website and your experience of it are as we intended it to be.

None of the cookies used by this website will collect your personal information. Any
information contained within our cookies cannot be used to personally identify you.

How does our site use cookies?

A visit to our website may generate statistic cookies.

    Statistic cookies:

  • Help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously
  • Register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
  • Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
  • Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour
  • Track the visitor across devices and marketing channels

 

How do I manage and delete cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies set by our website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how to do this.

Alternatively, you could visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on cookies within a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual.