About this policy
This policy should be read together with our privacy notice, which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact
What are cookies and why we do we use them?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your device (e.g. computer, mobile phone or tablet), when you visit a website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive and are used to distinguish you from other website users.
Cookies are commonly used to improve the performance of websites, to optimise user and to provide website owners with information on how their website is used. For example, cookies may monitor how many times someone visits a website, which pages are read on that website, and where website users are located. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means you will not be identified individually.
For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Types of cookies we use
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
Strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies are necessary for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to navigate our site, and display the correct page for the device you are using. These cookies are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but this may mean that some parts of our website will not work.
Analytics / statistical cookies: These cookies allow us to track visits to our site and traffic sources so we can measure and improve performance. They also help us to understand how visitors move around our site and which pages are the most popular, so that we can optimise our website. All of the information these cookies collect is anonymised. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited or how you have used our site.
Functional / preference cookies:
These cookies allow our website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They work by remembering choices made by you or the way you interact with our website in order to enhance your experience by remembering your preferences. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
We use ‘first party cookies’, which are set and collected by us and are only used by our website when you visit it.
Our Website, like many others, also uses Google Analytics, provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This involves cookies used to collect and analyse data about use of the website (which may include the user’s IP address). Google stores this data on its servers, including in the United States, and uses this to measure and analyse the use of the website, report on website activity and to provide other services relating to internet usage. Google may also send this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not connect the User’s IP address with any other data held by Google.
Further information about the cookies that we use is set out at the end of this policy.
How long are cookies stored?
Cookies may be either “persistent” or “session” cookies.
Persistent cookies consist of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, that will be stored by the browser and remain valid until a set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). Persistent or tracking cookies are employed to store user preferences and allow to customise how information is presented through site layouts or themes (for example, allow to retain website language preference).
Session cookies, on the other hand, are used by the server to store information about user page activities during a session, so that users can easily pick up where they left off on the server’s pages or, for example, can store ordering information needed to make shopping carts work. Session cookies will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Further information about the duration that cookies used on our website are stored is set out at the end of this policy.
We will ask for your consent to place all cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested, i.e.strictly necessary cookies (e.g. To allow you to purchase products on our website and to dismiss the cookie notice.)
Managing cookie settings and opting out of cookies
Most browsers have built in privacy settings that provide differing levels of cookie acceptance, expiration time, and disposal after a user has visited a particular site. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Your browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.
Please note, if you block strictly necessary cookies then you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain pages will not function properly. We cannot accept liability for any malfunctioning of the User’s device or its installed web browser as a result of any attempt to turn off cookies.
Changes to this policy
We may update this policy from time to time. If we make significant changes, we will let you know, but please do check regularly this policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.
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