Cookies & Web Advertising
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site
During the course of your visit to this website, we may set a ‘cookie’. Most websites do this, as cookies enable us to provide you with a better service (like making sure the content you see is the content you have selected)
Strictly Essential cookies
‘Strictly Essential ‘ cookies let you move around the website and use crucial features like secure areas and shopping baskets. These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
We use these Strictly Essential cookies to…
- Remember things like information you’ve entered on order forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session
- Remember the goods and services you ordered when you get to the checkout page
- Identify you as being logged in.
- Make sure you connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works
Cookies we have defined as ‘Strictly Essential ‘ cookies will NOT be used to…
- Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you
- Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit
Collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our marketing, offers and service is.
We use performance cookies to…
- Provide statistics on how our website is used
- See how effective our adverts are (we don’t use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites)
- Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
- Test different designs or layouts of our website and the content
Using packages like weblogs or Google Analytics
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. And it also assists us to analyse the profile of our visitors. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
‘Functionality cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit like Remember settings you’ve applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colours. We do not use to target you with adverts on other websites.
We may embed videos from YouTube using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Are linked to services provided by third parties, such as ‘Like’ buttons and ‘Share’ buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website. Links to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites
Cookies and Browser Settings
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Furthermore, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons or plug in.