By using our site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third party Cookies are used on our Site for analysing usage of our website.
All cookies used by and on our site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of cookie:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies – A cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of our site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.
- Analytics Cookies – It is important for us to understand how you use our site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics cookies enable us to gather this information, helping us to improve our site and your experience of it.
- Functionality Cookies – Enable us to provide additional functions to you on our site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality cookies may also be strictly necessary cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.
- Targeting Cookies – It is important for us to know when and how often you visit our site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make our site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting cookies may also be shared with third parties.
- Third Party Cookies – These are not placed by us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to us and/or to you. Third party cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on our site, or by third parties providing analytics services to us (these cookies will work in the same way as analytics cookies described above).
- Persistent Cookies – Any of the above types of cookie may be a persistent cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit our site.
- Session Cookies – Any of the above types of cookie may be a session cookie. Session cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit our site until you close your browser. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
Cookies on our site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.
For more specific details of the cookies that we use, please refer to the table below.
What Cookies Does Our Site Use?
The following first party cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
|Name of Cookie||Purpose and Type||Strictly Necessary|
Our site uses Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how our site is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve Our Site and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our site, it does enable us to continually improve our site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
The analytics service(s) used by our site use(s) analytics cookies to gather the required information.
The analytics service(s) used by our site use(s) the following analytics cookies:
|Name of Cookie||Purpose and Type||Provider||Expiry Time|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.||2 Years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||24 Hours|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.||1 Minute|
|_gac_||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.||90 Days|
Consent and Control
In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
The links below provide instructions on how to control cookies in all mainstream browsers:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
- Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
- Safari (macOS): https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GBandlocale=en_GB
- Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies-website-preferences
- Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroidandhl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)