A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
These are cookies that our website needs in order to function and if they are not accepted by you, parts of the site won’t be usable. Examples of where these cookies are used include: details of your shopping bag, if you are signed in, postage options, delivery location, payment processing and currency options.
Third Party Cookies
We may use third party services that may collect the following information from you:
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
The third party services are as follows:
We use Google Analytics to look at things like how many visitors we have to the website, how many times they visit and how many times specific webpages are viewed within our site. We use this information try to improve, how customers interact with our website – this is known as website analytics.
Although analytics cookies allow us to gather specific information about the pages that you visit and whether you have visited us multiple times, we cannot use them to find out details such as your name or address.
Information about Google Analytics can be found here – https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners
To opt out of Google Analytics, please see https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
How Can I Manage My Cookies?
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you choose to do this, please be aware the website may no longer function as intended.
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please see https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/
How Can I Turn My Cookies Off?
All popular browsers (e.g. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Edge and Safari) allow you to amend your cookie settings so that cookies are no longer enabled across all websites that you visit. To find information explaining how to disable cookies for the main browsers please see https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.