What’s a cookie?
Cookies and other online tracking technologies are small bits of data or code that are used to identify your devices when you use and interact with our websites and other services. They are often used for remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are described below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings, but please be aware that Our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
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. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site and your use and experience of Our Site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will receive a pop-up prompt requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended. [You will be given the opportunity to allow only first party Cookies and block third party Cookies.]
All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
Types of Cookies
There are several types of Cookies, some of which may be used by and on our site.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential for the running of a website and its features. They allow proper website functionality and access to services such as your account, secure shopping and posting comments on a blog. Without them, a website cannot perform properly.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. For example, which pages are visited most often, how people navigate around the site and if there are any error messages that appear. They don’t collect any information that identifies a user, only anonymised, aggregated information that is used to improve the way the website works and the customer journey.
These cookies allow a website to remember your preferences and choices you make, such as your preferred language, region and username. They gather information on things you customise and select and retain it for your next visit. They are not essential but enhance the user experience of a site.
Third Party Cookies
Some website pages may use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies in your browser. This website has no control over third party cookies but visitors can opt out of these cookies via their browser.
Flash cookies are commonly used in website advertisements, video clips and animation. They enable a website to recognise the user’s browser when it returns and store information such as when a video stopped playing. They also provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences.
These cookies are used by advertisers to deliver adverts that are more relevant to you and your interests. They keep track of which ads a person has viewed, control how many times they are exposed to the same advert and track the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. This information can then be used in re-marketing, by customising adverts the user sees on other websites.
Web beacons are bits of data that count the number of users who access a website or webpage. They allow an organisation to see if a cookie has been activated, if a user has clicked through to links to adverts contained in emails. This is used to identify which emails are of most interest to a customer and to track the success of advertisements.
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, 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.