Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.
There are four types of cookies:
Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 2: Performance cookies
These cookies are used to monitor the use of our website in a tool called Google Analytics. These cookies allow us to track data such as how many individual people visit our website and the demographic of users. This enables us to keep information relevant for our users and improve areas that are not performing well.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience such as your user name, language or region you are in. They may also be used to provide services such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
Category 4: Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
Here you can view a full list of the cookies we use on our site.
The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie Guide. The guide also provides further information about the four categories of cookie.
If you wish to opt out of cookies for this website and other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will provide instructions on how to block cookies. Once you have blocked the cookies you do not consent to, visit our website and check the consent box in the pop-up to access our website. Don’t worry, checking the consent box doesn’t mean you accept the cookies you have already blocked – we just need you to hit the consent checkbox before accessing the site so we can ensure you have been fully informed about cookies and what to do if you wish to opt out.
You can withdraw your consent to cookies at any time. To do this, you need to clear your cache (the folder that stores previously downloaded cookies) which will delete cookies you previously consented to. Your browser's 'help' function will provide instructions on how to clear your cache of cookies. After clearing your cache, when returning to this website you will encounter the consent pop-up. If you then want to browse the website whilst opting out of cookies, please follow the instructions above in ‘Can I opt out of accepting cookies and still browse your website?’
As previously stated, we will only ever use data from cookies to personally identify you where you have expressly consented to this e.g. through a ‘contact us’ form.