What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files on your computer which contain identifying information. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones and other devices. Other technologies, including data stored on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as “cookies”.
The first-party cookies we use enable you to benefit from certain features and improvements to our site, for example:
We permit certain third party companies to help us tailor advertising that we think may be of interest to users and to collect and use other data about user activities on our website (e.g. to allow them to tailor ads on third party services). These companies may deliver ads that might also place cookies and otherwise track user behaviour. This is based on either your marketing consent or your acceptance of cookies on these platforms and websites.
The Google Analytics cookie allows us to see information on user website activity such as operating system, browser version, route taken while navigating pages, page views, referral and average time spent on the web pages.
Using Google Analytics, we can see what content is popular on our website and strive to ensure you have the best user experience possible. The information collected is anonymous, meaning it cannot be tracked back to individuals, which helps to protect your privacy.
You can choose to refuse to accept our third-party cookies by activating the setting on your browser to disallow the creation of cookies. If you disable cookies however, your browsing experience will be limited. You will be unable to access certain parts of our site or place orders with us. You will not be able to create an order using the shopping basket if your browser is set to disallow the creation of cookies.
The creation of a cookie on your computer does not give the web site any access to other information such as your email address.
Modern web browsers provide the ability to navigate the web privately by using “incognito” or “private browsing mode”, or you can choose to use a proxy server which allows web users to see pages via a third-party web server.