What are cookies?
A cookie is a very small piece of information that a website stores to save and collect basic information. Many cookies are essential to the operation of our website, for example to allow you to make a purchase or create an account with us. Cookies on our site are also used to customise certain areas of content just for you, and to make your browsing experience more efficient and faster.
Cookies on our website are used for the following purposes
- To enable you to add items to your shopping basket and purchase them.
- To enable you to create an account to have information such as order history, or your details remembered for later.
- To improve the website’s usability by saving you time on making a purchase or tracking your order.
- To analyse the use of our website through Analytics software such as Google Analytics, which uses anonymous usage statistics.
- Advertising cookies to help us and our advertisers select which adverts you see and to help ensure that adverts directed to you are relevant to you and your interests. They also remember that you have visited our website and are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
- Targeting cookies, which are placed by online behavioural advertising networks with our permission. They monitor and record your activity across a number of websites within a network and are used to deliver adverts (both on this website and elsewhere) which are relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information (together with the other information collected) is shared with other organisations such as advertisers in the advertising network to enable them to create a profile of your interests. Quite often targeting cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.
The information collected by these cookies may include personal information such as your name, address, telephone or email address but this information will only be passed on to third parties when you have given consent for your personal information to be used in this way.
How do I disable cookies?
To fully disable ALL cookies on our website, you will need to change the settings in your website browser. Please note that our website will not function with all cookies disabled. To disable only certain types of cookies while leaving the core functionality of our website intact, please see under "information collected" above.
Full instructions for all browsers can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx?page=1
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