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Privacy and cookies

This policy details how we use Cookies and what you can do to if you do not want us to place Cookies onto your computer.

Cookies

We use cookies on this site to track user activity and to enable various types of functionality.

This website will work without cookies, but you may lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you won’t be able to publish a page to Facebook, or ‘like’ a page via Facebook.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie.

Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.

It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

Please note that all of these Cookies on our websites exist to enable functionality on the website and not for advertising purposes.

We do use Google analytics (they use Cookies) this allows us to see which pages of our website are being looked at and which are not. This allows us to remove unused areas and pages for example.

Some people find the idea of a website storing this type of information on their computer or mobile device intrusive.

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

There are two types of cookies you may encounter when using this website:

 

First party cookies:

These are our cookies, controlled by us, written to your computer by us.

  • We do not use First party cookies, in public areas of our websites.

Third party cookies:

These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

  • We sometimes use Third party cookies, in our websites.
Name Purpose
Cookies with names prefixed by __utm Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site.
pid, k, guest_id, _twitter_sess, original_referer,external_referer, js, Twitter cookies which allow content from Twitter to be shown on website pages and pages to be shared on Twitter.
datr, lu, s, locale, c_user, xs Facebook cookies which allow sharing of a page on Facebook.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Stores information used by YouTube to track video use.

If you have any questions or concerns about the cookies used on this site feel free to drop us a line and we will do our best to help.

More information

Remember!

  • If you do not want these cookies to be tracked you can disable them in your browser.
  • You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org/