What are cookies?
Cookies are text files which store small pieces of information on your computer, smartphone or other device. The sort of information stored varies between websites, but commonly includes details of certain preferences you have made previously so the site can provide you with more relevant content and details of items you have placed in your shopping basket. They can also be used to keep track of your "session" so you don't have to keep providing the same information during your visit to the site.
What cookies do you use?
This website uses the following types of cookies for the following reasons:
- Session cookies
To enable the site to remember details of your current visit to the site (known as your current "session"), the site uses a "session cookie". This cookie expires when you leave the website. The session cookie allows us to retain information about items added to your shopping basket to enable you to place orders in our online shop. They also allow us to remember who you are once you have signed in, so you don't have to re-sign in on every page you view.
- Google Analytics cookies
To help us better understand how our customers use this website, we use Google Analytics software which stores a small number of tracking cookies. These cookies allow Google to provide us with useful information on customer trends, such as which pages our customers view on the site and how they progress from page to page, how long they visit us for and which search terms they used to find us. Understanding how our customers use the site in this way means we can identify potential problem areas and can continually aim to improve the usability of the site and the overall experience for our customers.
How can I stop your site from using cookies?
You can choose to stop your web browser accepting cookies, and delete all cookies currently stored on your browser. The method for doing this varies upon the browser you are using; looking under your browser's help menu will give you further details. However, please note that if you choose to disable cookies it may affect your ability to use this website.