Cookies

Cookie are small text files that are created and stored on your web browsing device by websites that you visit.

Only the website that created the cookie can retrieve or read the contents within it. When you re-visit a website that uses cookies, it will check for its cookies on your device and read the information within them. Depending on the purpose of the cookie, the website will usually use that information to ‘tailor’ itself to suit you.

Each cookie contains anonymous information (typically a unique identifier, the website name, and some digits and numbers), and is specific to your web browser.

The use of cookies is now standard for most websites. Cookies can be used for a wide variety of tasks, such as storing your website preferences, enhancing navigation between pages and improving your user experience. Without cookies or similar technologies, websites would not easily be able to ‘remember’ who has previously visited them – logging into a website or adding items to a shopping basket would be much more complicated.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

a) How We Use Cookies On This Website

This website uses cookies for several purposes:

i) Performance cookies are used to monitor site visits and understand your usage of the website using Google Analytics. They identify which pages are being used and this helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. These cookies are anonymous and do not collect or hold personal information.

ii) Persistent cookies are used to monitor site visits and understand your usage of the website if you are on our mailing list. This allows us to prevent pop-ups for visitors who have already signed-up to our newsletter. Persistent cookies are retained for a limited period of time when your browser is closed, but can be deleted from the browsing device.

iii) Session cookies are used to ensure uninterrupted access to a user account if you have purchased a premium online product. Session cookies are temporary and only exist during your browsing session – once the browser is closed, they are deleted from the browsing device.

iv) Content from the following third party websites may also use cookies (please visit the respective website for more information on the cookies they use):

  • YouTube (video)
  • Twitter (sharing options)
  • Facebook (‘liking’ and sharing options)
  • Google (sharing options)

b) Consent and How You Can Control Cookies

If you continue to use our website without changing your browser-based cookie settings, we will assume that you are happy for us to store our cookies on your device – by using our website, you are giving your consent for the deployment of our cookies.

However, should you choose to, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Note that if you choose to block our cookies, some of the functionality of the website may not be available and this may adversely affect the performance and experience of the site.

If you want to control which cookies are sent to your device, you can configure your browser to display a notification (and/or a request for permission) when a website attempts to deploy a cookie. You can also configure your browser to refuse cookies altogether and you can delete any cookies that have already been set.

If at any time we change the cookies, we will make sure you are aware by updating this policy. We recommend you re-visit this policy from time to time to ensure you remain up to date.

Last updated: 05/01/2017