What are cookies?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond in the correct way.
We use several types of cookies on our Site:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Sites and use their features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. They are deleted when you close the browser.
These cookies collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use our Sites. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and help us understand which pages are the most popular and where shoppers spend most of their time.
These cookies allow our Sites to remember choices you make, such as your name, the region you are in or the products you have viewed and compared. They are used to provide enhanced and more personal features.
A visit to a page on our website may generate the following types of cookie:
Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz)
These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.
Youtube (SID, LOGIN_INFO, GEUP, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, _use_hitbox)
Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.
Content Management System Cookie (CMSSESSID)
This cookie is set by our content management system upon arrival to our website. It is not used for any purpose and is deleted when a user closes their browser.
Cookies Preference (cookiesDirective)
This cookie is used to remember that you have seen our cookies notification.
How do I turn cookies off?
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
NOTE: Turning off cookies may hinder the performance of this website and some features may not work correctly.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initiative.
They have provided a one-stop place that gathers all of the opt-out controls. Please bear in mind that the are many more networks listed than we use on this site. networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
In the case of our website, you can easily switch off and on ‘cookies’ by clicking on the ‘C’ icon at the bottom right of your screen or device and follow the on screen instructions.
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: youronlinechoices.co.uk/uk
For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful: