Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device when you visit a website. The Cookies are stored by the browser which sends them back to the website on each subsequent visit, allowing the site to recognise your computer or device. This enables the website owner to observe your website activity and helps them create a personalised service and improve the website.
Cookies are either ‘Session Cookies’ or ‘Persistent Cookies’. Session Cookies allow a website to remember your actions over one browser session, for example, the items added to your shopping basket. Session Cookies expire after the browser session so are not stored on your computer or device afterwards. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device between browser sessions and are used when you return to a website, to remember your website preferences, such as language, country or display preferences.
Cookies We Use and Their Purpose
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are essential to the operation of our website, helping you move around easily and supporting key functionality. For example, these cookies keep you logged in without you needing to keep entering your login details. They also remember your information selections as you move through forms or purchasing transactions.
If you disable Strictly Necessary Cookies, the performance of the website may be limited as certain essential features will not be available to you.
We may use Functionality Cookies to enable us to remember choices you have made on the website such as saved preferences so we can provide a more enhanced, personalised user experience specific to your interests. We may use these Cookies to provide services such as watching a video or adding user comments. Disabling these Cookies may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the website.
We use Analytics Cookies to understand how you use our website. For example, how easily you are able to navigate around it, what features you use, to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how long they stay. This information helps us improve our website and your experience of it. We may use third-party analytics providers to track this information and create reports. In this case, the analytics service provider will store this information.
Targeting and Advertising Cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to other sites. We use this information to better understand you and, in turn, to make our website and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by Targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.