What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer as you browse web pages on the internet. There are two types of cookie, often referred to as first party cookies and third party cookies. First party cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer directly by or on behalf of us. Third party cookies are text files which are stored by a third party website whilst you are browsing . It is important to highlight that cookies are not harmful to your computer and they do not store important information such as credit card details.

First-party cookies

We use first party cookies to help identify and resolve errors on the Website and to recommend products we think you might like, thus enhancing your experience on our Website. We also use them to keep track of what you have in your basket and to remember you next time you visit the Website. If you wish to order products from our Website then you need to have first party cookies enabled.

Third-party cookies

In addition to first party cookies we also feature carefully selected suppliers to help us optimise our marketing. These suppliers will also place cookies (of the third party variety) on your computer. If you would like to opt out of this activity then you have the option to block these cookies using your browser settings.

The following describe the cookies we use on this Website and what we use them for.

Session cookies

  • We use a session cookie to remember your login details and what you’ve put in the shopping basket. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the Website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the Website will be broken – including the ability to place orders.

Google analytics

  • We use this to understand how the Website is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview

Social share buttons

  • On some of the pages of the site you will see ‘Social Share buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark pages of the Website. There are buttons for: Twitter, Google +1, Facebook ‘Like’ and others. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of . You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on . So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases, like Google and Facebook for example, these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting , and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button to log into their services. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

Cookies and Browser Settings

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, we will assume you consent to our use of cookies and other similar technologies (where consent is required) as set out in this Privacy & Cookies Policy, and our system will issue cookies when you log on to our Website.