What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you first visit one of our web pages.
Certain cookies contain personal information, for example, if you click on a "remember me" button when you log in a cookie will store your username.
Most cookies will not collect information that personally identifies you. They will collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user's general location.
What cookies do we use?
Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to use the shopping cart.
Analytical/performance cookies. These are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to this website and see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Tracking cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the third party cookies that we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie names||Further information|
|Cookie names||Further information|
|_utma||This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site containing the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.|
|_utmb||This cookie is used to determine the length of your visit, and lets us know when the session started|
|_utmc||This cookie works in conjunction with _utmb to determine the length of your session and lets us know when your session has ended.|
|_utmd||This cookie is set via Google Analytics|
|_utmz||This cookie lets us know where you were referred to us from.|
We have no control over third party cookies.
These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or tracking cookies.
Third-party cookies cannot be used to identify you personally; they can only be used for statistical analysis, for example, to provide you with adverts that are more relevant to your interests.
If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
If you would like to disable third party cookies you can do so by going to the relevant third party website and opting out there.
Please note that if you opt-out of third-party advertising cookies, you will still continue to receive advertising when using the website, however that advertising will not be tailored to you.
How to control and delete cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The "Help" function within your browser should tell you how to activate the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information about how to restrict or block cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find information about how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU USE YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS TO BLOCK ALL COOKIES (INCLUDING ESSENTIAL COOKIES) YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS ALL OR PARTS OF OUR SITE.