We believe in being clear and open about how we collect and use data related to you.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer or smart device (phone, ipad, tablet).
They, and similar technologies, enable you to be remembered when using that computer or device.
So when you interact with a website and/ or online services, cookies are used to manage a range of features and content as well as storing details about the search you conducted. Cookies are also used to help web services present you with personalised content.
This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse Our Site and also allows us to improve Our Site.
Cookies are necessary for the performance of a contract with you, or because using them is in our legitimate interests (where we have considered that these are not overridden by your rights), and, in some cases, where required by law, where you have consented to their use. If you have consented to us using cookies, this is not final. You have the right and can withdraw this consent at any time by disabling them as described below.
Cookies also help us keep your account safe.
How long do cookies last?
A number of cookies and similar technologies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Others are used to remember you when you return to Our Site and will last for longer.
What type of cookies do we use?
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and under our terms with you. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to Our Site. These cookies also allow us to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us for our legitimate interests of improving the way our website works. For example, this information can be used to review and amend website functionality to ensure that users can quickly and easily find what they are looking for on Our Site.
- Functionality cookies. These are cookies that are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalise our content, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies and similar technologies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent cookies. Look at your help screen or manual that should tell you how to do this.
The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable. In general, the website may not operate properly if all cookies are switched off. If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on Our Site.
If you want to disable cookies on our site, you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use.
Want to Find Out More About Cookies?
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage or delete them, you can look online. You can read entries about this on wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.
Other helpful resources
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products.
Below is a list of some of the most common browsers. You can look at these for more information.
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Safari (Desktop)
- Safari (Mobile)
- Android Browser
- Opera Mobile