Last Updated: 3 April 2020
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are used as a way for websites to store information relating to a specific visitor or website browser when viewing and using the website.
Types of cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They are session-based cookies that are required for the operation of the website. For example, cookies that enable you to log in to your account or checkout, cookies that recognise when an item has been added to the basket, cookies that store recently viewed items, etc.
Preference Cookies: These persistent cookies are used to remember you across multiple sessions on our website. For example, they allow you to remain logged in after leaving our website or remember what products you have you added to your online shopping basket so they remain there for when you next visit the website.
Performance and Analytical Cookies: These third-party cookies enable us to monitor and analyse how visitors use our website. For example, they collect anonymous information on how visitors move around the website and what pages they view. We use Google Analytics as our analytical platform. We don’t send, nor does Google Analytics collect, any personal information that can be used to directly identify you as an individual.
Marketing and Advertising Cookies: These third-party cookies record your visit to the website and your browsing behaviour, such as the products you’ve looked at or social share buttons you’ve clicked on. These cookies can be used to deliver advertising and messaging relevant to your interests. These cookies may be placed by us or by carefully chosen advertising networks with our permission. These cookies are targeted towards you as an individual (based on your behaviour on the website), but do not contain any personal details or information that can be used to directly identify you.
Changing your cookie settings
There are several ways for you to manage the cookies stored on your computer or mobile device and these can usually be found in the “options”, “preferences” or “privacy” settings on your respective browser or device. Each browser is different and if you wish to change your cookie settings, you’ll need to do so on each individual browser you use. Here are some links detailing how to control your cookie settings on the more widely used browsers:
Please note that if you opt-out of some of the cookies above you might not be able to access certain features, services or secure parts of the website. If you would like to stop us (and other websites) from placing a Google Analytics cookie on your browser, you can click on the following link for more information on how to do so:
Google Analytics Opt-Out
You can turn off cookies generated by advertisers using the following links:
Your Online Choices
Your Ad Choices
Further information on cookies
For more information about cookies and how to control their use, you can visit the following website: www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you have any questions or experience any difficulties on the website pertaining to cookies, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to help.