What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other devices when you visit our website. A cookie file is stored on your device which recognises you and makes your visit easier and more useful to you when you revisit a website. Mobile devices and browsers can be shared by several people, so cookies are not always identifiable at a personal level.
Our cookies help us:
• Make our website work as you’d expect.
• Save you having to log in every time you visit the site.
• Remember your settings during and between visits.
• Improve the speed/security of the site.
• Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.
• Continuously improve our website for you.
• Collect any personally identifiable information.
• Collect any sensitive information.
• Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below:
If the settings on your browser are set to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you have given us explicit consent to use them (although you will still be asked to confirm this). Should you wish to block cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however, doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.
More about the Cookies we use:
Website Function Cookies
These are also referred to as essential cookies used to make our website work and include:
• Determining if you are logged in or not
• Remembering your settings
• Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
• Allowing you to add comments to our site
• Making any shopping basket and checkout work
There is no way to prevent these cookies from being set other than to not use our site as it won’t function without them.
Social Website Cookies.
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. You can check out some details of sharing widgets at the links below:
• For Twitter widgets, you can find more information here.
• For Facebook widgets, you can find more information here.
• For Pinterest widgets, you can find more information here.
Visitor Statistics Cookies
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither ourselves, advertisers nor our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards.
Some of our advertising may be in the form of display banners from third-party partners specialising in this area. Often these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visit so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. Our partners include: None at present
We may have partners who promote their products or services on a success-only basis on our site (i.e. instead of paying for advertising, they pay a commission on sales). Cookies are required to track these. Neither ourselves nor the partner is able to identify you personally from these cookies. When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.
Turning Cookies Off
If you don’t want to accept cookies you can switch them off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of our website (and virtually every other website as cookies are a standard part of site usability). If you choose to reject cookies we suggest that you subsequently go into the settings of your internet browser and navigate to the history section, there’s usually a fairly obvious tool to delete any cookies already stored on your device.
More information about cookies
Last Updated 10/12/2021