What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is stored in your web browser on the device you have used to access the internet when you visit a website.
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, and customise the information shown to you, as well as to provide information to us about how you have interacted with the site.
Types of cookies we use
We use various types of cookies on our websites:
These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our sites, such as maintaining login details for the session or a transaction. Session cookies are deleted after each visit.
Third party tracking cookies
These enable us to recognise repeat visitors to our website. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we're able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site.
We use Google Analytics (www.google.co.uk/analytics) and SessionCam (www.sessioncam.com) to analyse page use, page interactions (including mouse clicks and movements) and the routes our customers take through our sites. These are known as 'web metrics'. We don't record any personal or payment information you provide during an on-site purchase or any other process. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our sites. Google reserve the rights to the anonymised data they collect.
We also use tracking cookies supplied by our business partners to help us to track the source of the site you click through from and log any purchases you make. This allows us to assess the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and pay sales commission to partners.
Third party advertising cookies
These cookies gather information about your browsing habits. They remember that you've visited a website and share this information with other organisations, such as advertisers and platforms on which we advertise. They do this in order to provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
We currently use third party cookies from the following organisations:
How to turn cookies off
You can block cookies through your browser settings. For more information about how to do this, visit aboutcookies.org. For more about how to opt out of third party cookies from organisations such as Google, visit optout.networkadvertising.org.
If you disable cookies on your device, you may find that certain areas of our website do not function correctly.