What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files placed on your device by our website, they remember whether you have visited the website before. They are also used to enable certain functions to work, remember your preferences and allow us to tailor the information or adverts you see whilst browsing on our website.
Types of Cookies
Types based on Cookies lifespan
Session Cookies: these are stored while you’re browsing. They are deleted from your device automatically when you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies: these are saved on your computer so they don’t get deleted when you close your browser. We use persistent Cookies when we need to remember who you are from one visit to the next, for example to remember your preferences.
Types based on intention and function.
Analytics: we use Google analytics and Microsoft Bing to see how visitors use our website. Keyword searches, monitoring length of time a user is on the website, return visits and server performance at busy times are all things that we monitor with these Cookies. All data provided from these Cookies is anonymous.
Security Cookies: security Cookies are in place to identify fraudulent activity whilst also preventing possible attacks on the website such as stealing information inputted by a user.
Performance monitoring: these are used to identify where a customer is on the website and log any errors encountered by the user. These Cookies collect information such as browser, device type and IP address. It also makes it possible to link the actions of a visitor with website usage and performance.
Advertising/Marketing: we use Google and Microsoft Bing to monitor how well our website adverts and adverts placed elsewhere on the google network perform as well as to personalise content and adverts so they are best suited to the visitors’ preferences.
Social Media: these Cookies track which products are viewed and allow us to serve similar products within advertisement blocks on certain social media channels.
I want to remove Cookies or prevent them.
Blocking or removing Cookies can usually be done relatively easily, to find out how to do this for your particular browser you can go to "help" on your browser's menu or visit http://www.allaboutCookies.org/ for further information.
What happens if I disable Cookies?
You need to be aware that should you choose to disable Cookies from your browser it may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website and some or all of the areas of the website may fail to work for you.