What are cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser to a website you visit. A cookie is a tiny file stored in your web browser and allows the website to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the interaction more useful to you.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the website functionality.
The cookies we set
Forms related cookies
When you submit data to through a form cookies may be set to remember the user input and details for future correspondence.
Account related cookies
Login related cookies
Email newsletters related cookies
This website may offer newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed or unsubscribed users.
Orders processing related cookies
This website might provide e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
Surveys related cookies
Site preferences cookies
We may provide a set of functionalities to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
Third party cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience and continue to produce engaging content.
These cookies may track things such as the pages that you visit, how long you spend on each page, how you got the website and what you click while visiting the website.
Google Analytics does not store personal information such as your name or address which means this information cannot be used to identify you. Still, while visiting this website you can turn off Google Analytics cookies.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the respective social media sites will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
From time to time we might use third party tools to test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the website is delivered. When testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience while on the site and to ensure we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
What are your choices regarding cookies
Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site and some of our pages might not display properly. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
- For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
- For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
- For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
- For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US
For any other web browser, please visit your web browser's official web pages.
More information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies at the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: www.allaboutcookies.org
- Network Advertising Initiative: www.networkadvertising.org
- For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.
Last updated 3 July 2018