Cookies are small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and can also provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics as well as social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter.
As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the help section of your browser or taking a look at www.aboutcookies.org which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
Types of Cookie
Cookies can be classified as either session or persistent cookies.
Session cookies are placed on your browser when you access a website and last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies are placed on your computer when you access a website and expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
Cookies will be set either by our website domain or by third party domains on our behalf. Cookies set by us on our website domain are referred to as first party cookies. Cookies set by third party domains, or set on or via our domain on behalf of third parties, are referred to as third party cookies .
Which Cookies do we use?
We use first party cookies on our website, and both session and persistent cookies.
We only use strictly necessary cookies on our website. These are cookies which are necessary in order for us to run our website and its essential functions, we use these cookies for the following purposes:
- To ensure our website functions properly when you interact with it.
If you block or remove these cookies in your web browser our website may not work properly and you will need to confirm your acceptance of cookies each time you visit this website.
How to block or remove cookies
By default, your web browser will accept Cookies, however this can be altered and most browsers will allow you to refuse to accept cookies.For example, in Google Chrome you can adjust your Cookie settings by selecting “Preferences”, “Advanced”, “Content Settings”, “Block all Cookies” and change to your preferred settings.