Cookies and how they benefit you
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Save you having to login every time you visit the site
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are happy with us using cookies.
More about our Cookies
Our Own Website Function Cookies
- Making our shopping basket and checkout work
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Remembering your search settings
- Remembering your preferences such as page layout
These Cookies are essential for the website to operate. There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Visitor Statistics Cookies (Analytics)
- How many people have visited our website.
- What type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies)
- How long they spend on the site.
- What page they look at etc.
- How they reached our website (e.g. from which search engine or directly)
- Have they been to our website before.
This helps us to continuously improve our website. We currently use Google Analytics as our statistics provider.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies.
Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
Blocking all cookies may adversely affect your internet browsing experience.
That's because many cookies are good cookies, used to save your settings and preferences for the sites you visit.
However, if you're still determined to get rid of cookies, it's as simple as fixing your browser settings. Here's how to do it from some of the most used browsers.
To block cookies or change cookie settings in Firefox, select 'options' then choose 'privacy'. Since Firefox accepts cookies by default, select "use custom settings for history". This will bring up additional options where you can uncheck 'accept cookies from sites' or set exceptions, 'accept third party cookies', and decide how long cookies will be stored (till they expire, till you close the browser, or ask you every time). You can also see the list of stored cookies and delete those you don't want manually. You also have the option of deleting all cookies either from the history window or the privacy window. Permissions for blocking or allowing cookies for single sites can also be set via the Permissions tab.
To block cookies or change cookie settings in Google Chrome, click on the wrench (spanner) on the browser toolbar. Choose 'settings', then 'under the hood'. Find the 'privacy' section and click on 'content settings'. Then click on 'cookies' and you will get four options allowing you to delete cookies, allow or block all cookies by default or set cookie preferences for particular sites or domains.
To block cookies or change cookie settings in Internet Explorer, select Tools (or the gear icon), Internet Options, Privacy. You can choose from a number of security settings including Accept All Cookies, Block All Cookies and intermediate settings that affect cookie storage based on privacy and whether cookies set allow third parties to contact you without your explicit consent.
To block cookies or change cookie settings in Safari 5.0 and earlier, go to Preferences, Security and then Accept Cookies. You can choose from Always, Only from sites you navigate to or Never. In Safari 5.1 and later go to Preferences, Privacy. In the Block cookies section choose Always, Never or From third parties and advertisers.
If you have any question regarding Cookies then please email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 1637 873 944.