What Are Cookies?
We also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser.
These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide a better user experience, understand how the website performs & to analyse what works & where it needs improvement.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
Similar to most online services, our website uses first-party & third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function correctly, they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, providing you with an improved user experience & helping to speed up your future interactions with our website.
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 at any time change or withdraw your cookie consent from the “Cookie Settings” button in the site footer.
Your consent is recorded using your IP address & applies to the following domain:
You can also 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 site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set
This site offers 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/unsubscribed users.
This site offers 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.
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories:
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. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
In some cases we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.
How can I control my cookie preferences?
You can manage your cookies preferences by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” button in the site footer & enabling or disabling the cookie categories on the pop-up according to your preferences.
Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on “Cookie Settings”. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw consent entirely.
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block & delete cookies used by websites.
You can find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers by using the links below:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.