A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. Similar technologies use something called “local storage” which is a technology similar to cookies and performs very similar functions. Where we refer to “cookies” in this policy we mean cookies or similar technologies
If you want more information on cookies and how to control or delete them then we recommend that you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an “implied consent” policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site or you should delete the cookies after having visited the site.
‘Strictly necessary’ cookies
These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our website and app and to use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as “Add to Bag” cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
Some examples of these essential cookies include:
- Identifying you as being signed in to our website and keeping you logged in throughout your visit so that you don’t need to sign in each and every time you visit.
- Adding items to your Shopping Bag so that you can continue browsing the site before making a decision to checkout to place your order.
These cookies allow websites to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and more personal features.
Some examples of how we do this include:
- Identifying that you’ve already read and accepted our Cookies Policy notice.
- Remembering if we’ve already asked you if you want to sign up for our mailing list.
In order to keep our site and products relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use them. The cookies recognise your browser or device.
For example we can see which products of our site are most popular, identify when errors occur, and test different version of a page or feature to see which one works best.
It also helps to analyse patterns of user activity and to develop a better user experience.
These cookies do not identify you directly as they do not collect information such as your name or email address. However, the information collected by these cookies will be linked to a unique user identifier code.
Third Party Cookies
Our website also uses third party site analytics software to co collect information about how you use this service. We do this to help make sure the service is meeting the needs of our visitors and to help us make improvements.
We may also use third party cookies to deliver adverts relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.