Cookie Policy

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”.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to make a link between you and the information you have provided to the website, to distinguish you from other users of this website and to provide increased functionality on our website. This helps us to provide you with a better user experience and also allows us to work to improve our website.

First-party Cookies

The first-party cookies we use enable you to benefit from certain features and improvements to our site, for example:

Authentication. We use cookies to verify your account and determine when you’re logged in which allows us to provide a more personalised service, the ability to store the contents of the shopping basket between visits, allows your shopping basket to be kept separate from other users and enables us to automatically complete some of the forms when you subsequently use them.

To remember preferences set by you. We use cookies to save personal preferences such as your username and password.

Third-Party Cookies

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.

Google Analytics
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.

Managing cookies

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.

If you prefer, you can opt-out of third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page or the YourAdChoices opt out page.