What are cookies?

When you visit our website for the first time it is likely that one or more cookies will be sent to your computer. A cookie is a small text file that is often used to assign a unique reference number to your computer. That number only makes sense to – and is only readable by – ourselves who put it there. When you return to our website on another day from the same computer, we can read your cookie and, in effect, recognise you.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information.We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html

We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you 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 site will be broken.

This simple technology gives our website a memory. It is possible to set your browser to block all cookies, but doing so will make some websites difficult or impossible to use.

We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. If you’re not happy with this, please go to your cookie settings and turn off cookie permissions. Doing so will prevent cookies being stored on your machine however it will likely effect your experience using our website.