Cookies in use on this website
Our cookies help us:
- make our website work as you would expect
- save you having to login every time you visit the website
- remember your settings during and between visits
- offer you free services/content updates
- improve the speed/security of the site
- continuously improve our website for you
- make our marketing more efficient
- collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- pay any sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
More about cookies
The law on cookies demands that you, as a website user, are given the opportunity to understand how cookies are used on websites and consent to cookies being stored on your computer or another internet accessible device.
What are cookies?
Generally, the role of cookies is beneficial, making your interaction with frequently-visited websites smoother with no extra effort on your part. Without cookies, online shopping would be much slower and more difficult. Also, without cookies, some websites will become less interactive if the cookie option is turned off.
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
- determining if you are logged in or not
- remembering your search preferences
- showing you which pages you have recently visited
- allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
Disabling these cookies will likely affect the functions offered by these third parties
Visitor Statistics Cookies
Most common cookies
These cookies expire when you close your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google and Chrome). These cookies are used for various reasons, for example, remembering what you have put in your shopping basket as you browse a website. They can also be used for security purposes to access your Internet banking or email.
These cookies are still stored on your computer after you close your web browser and allows your preferences on websites you have visited to be remembered. These cookies are used for a number of purposes, for example, your language choice or your user name on a particular website.
First and Third Party cookies
This refers to which website places the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by another website, which may have advertising on the page. Third party cookies on the main web browsers allow third-party cookies by default. You can change the settings on your browser to prevent this.
There are some exceptions to the above where it is essential for a website to store information on your computer, for example, to provide a service to you that you have specifically requested.
We may use:
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. We, our advertisers and our advertising partners cannot gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards.
You can learn more about online advertising at https://www.youronlinechoices.com – You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices, although we would recommend that you don’t because ultimately advertising helps keep much of the internet free. By opting out of accepting advertising cookies does not mean you won’t see adverts, it just means that they won’t be customised to you personally.
From time to time we may use banner ads. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visit so they can personalise the adverts to you and ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently.
Sometimes after visiting a website, you might see an increased number of adverts from the site you visited. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies, which are known as “re-marketing cookies”. We might use these type of adverts to offer special offers etc. or to encourage you to come back to our site. You can opt out of these cookies at any time as explained above.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will very likely limit the functionality of our website and a large proportion of the world’s websites.
Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that your anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.
Further information can be found at:
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/ and https://www.allaboutcookies.org/