Cookies are small data files that are sent between web servers and web browsers. They are used for a range of different purposes, such as personalising a website for a particular user; collecting analytics to improve a user's experience of the website; and storing a user's preferences such as login and shopping cart information.
Cookies are finite resources which have a limited lifetime and can be classified as either; Session Cookies; or Persistent Cookies.
Session Cookies are stored by your web browser for as long as you keep the web browser open. They expire when you close the web browser. You can also manually delete them from your web browser.
Persistent Cookies are stored by your web browser until the cookie's associated expiration date is reached, or until you manually delete them from your web browser, whichever occurs first.
Cookies set by the web server for the current website are considered First-Party Cookies. Cookies set by other web servers are considered Third-Party Cookies.
Our cookies do not usually contain personal information. Our cookies may, however, be used in combination with other information to identify you.
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
These are cookies which are necessary in order for us to run our website and its essential functions. We use essential cookies for the following purposes on our website:
to administer our website;
to ensure our website functions properly when you interact with it;
for processing payments for goods and services you purchase on or via our website;
for signing in or accessing secure areas of our website and for recognising whether a user is or has signed in;
for remembering information you have entered on a form on our website.
These are cookies that store information about your preferences and recognise you whenever you return to a website, in order to improve your website experience and personalise it for you. We use functional cookies for the following purposes on our website:
to recognise you when you return to our website;
to improve your experience of our website;
to recognise the type of browsing device you are using, including your browser and browser settings, for the purpose of displaying our website to you in an appropriate format;
for the purpose of providing our contact form enquiry service.
Analytical or Performance Cookies
Analytical cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. We use analytical cookies for the following purposes on our website:
to analyse users' access to and use of our website and its features;
to record users' behaviour on our website such as mouse movement and clicks and scrolling activity. Confidential information such as username and password information is not collected or viewable by us;
to improve our website, including its usability, functionality, content and user experience.
The information we collect using analytical cookies is collected on an anonymised basis.
We do not use targeting cookies on our website.
How to accept or reject cookies
The easiest way to accept or reject some or all cookies used by a website is to adjust your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:
Some browsers allow you to change your settings to browse in 'incognito' mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine. There are also third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.
You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.