Cookies are small pieces of information that a website stores on your computer either in the memory of your computer or other devices such as mobile phones, tablet devices (these cookies are commonly known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (commonly known as persistent cookies).
For more information about cookies, and how to delete and disable cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org, or refer to the section below about turning cookies off.
The cookies we use only contain anonymous information to improve the services we offer, and do not contain personal information.
It is also important to point out that not all cookies used by this website are created by us. These cookies (referred to as third party cookies) are covered below.
The cookies we use are generally only to provide functionality or analytical services.
These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website, discover how visitors move around our website, and to track the content that visitors view and are interested in. This helps us to tailor the content we provide and make sure we offer more of what our visitors want, and less of what they don't want. Without this information we would have to rely on you, the visitor, contacting us and letting us know if you don't like something, or if you want to see more of a particular type of content. Analytics does this automatically, all without personally identifying who you are.
|Google Analytics||Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google, to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.|
|Cookie name||What it does|
|_utma||This cookie helps us determine the number of unique visitors to our website.|
|_utmz||This cookie helps us determine the referral method for people visiting our website. This helps us to analyse the traffic arriving at our website and to determine which are the most popular routes (e.g. direct, search engine search, email link).|
|_utmb||We use this Google Analytics cookie to help us to record the length of individual sessions from our users on our website. Each time you move to a new page within our website within 30 minutes of arriving the cookie updates so that we know that you are still actively using our website within a single session.|
|_utmc||Similar to _utmb, we use this Google Analytics cookie to help us record the length of individual sessions on our website.|
|AddThis||AddThis is an online service to track which social networking options you use. This information is only used to identify which are the most popular document networking tools, and how many people may like our content.|
|Cookie name||What it does|
|Uid/uvc||Features for sharing via social media (Facebook, Twitter etc). AddThis track visitors who use any of their features.|
These cookies relate to the functionality of our website and allow us to improve the services we offer. Examples of these include:
|Cookie name||What it does|
|.ASPNET||Lets us know that you have logged in to a secure area of our website, and safely identify who you are|
|.ASPXANONYMOUS||Lets us identify you as an anonymous user so that when you login, any actions you have performed (e.g. adding items to a shopping cart) are carried over once you have logged in|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Lets us know when you are actively using our website, and enables us to temporarily store information so that it can be accessed by other pages of our website if necessary|
|shopperID||Identifies you as a shopper, so that you can come back to your shopping cart at a later time|
|_guid||Makes sure that if you fill a form in and send it to us, that you don't have to fill the information in again if there are any errors or if any information has been missed out|
From time to time we may embed photos or video content from websites such as Flickr or YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page containing these items you may be presented with cookies from these websites.
We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information on their cookies usage or privacy policies.
On a lot of our pages you will see sharing buttons which enable you to easily share content with your friends through the most common social networks. When you click on any of these links, a cookie may be set by the social network you have chosen to use. As with embedded content, we do not control these cookies, so always check with your chosen social network for more information.
You can find out more about cookies, including how to disable/enable them at the following website: www.aboutcookies.org
You can also choose to block most cookies by configuring the settings in your web browser. However, if you use your browser to block all cookies (including the essential ones our website requires) you may not be able to access all parts of our website, or you may find that particular functionality is reduced or missing. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our website will issue cookies as soon as you visit it.
If you are trying to delete or disable cookies on your mobile phones, tablets, or any other internet-enabled devices, please refer to the manual that was provided with it, or to the device manufacturer's website.
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