Website Cookie Policy

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device when you access our website. Similar technologies include web beacons, action tags, local shared objects (flash cookies) and single-pixel GIFs. The technologies can be used to track users actions and activities, and to store information on them.   There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

We use cookies and similar technologies on this site to:

  • Recognise you and your preferences
  • Improve our websites performance and continually improve upon
  • Collect analytical information
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Keep track of items stored in your shopping basket
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Granting us permission to use cookies

Unless the cookie is essential for us to provide you with a service that’s requested (shopping basket/checkout) or for the functionality of the website, we will need your permission in order to use cookies in most cases.

You will see a notice on our home page that explains to visitors we use cookies. If you continue to use this website after the cookies notice has been displayed to you, we will assume you consent to the use of cookies for purposes described.

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

 

Third Party Functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties.  Our site includes the following which use cookies:

YouTube video.

Google analytics.

Facebook analytics.

Twitter analytics.

Shopping basket and checkout.

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily like or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Information Collected

Although information obtained from cookies will not usually contain your personal data, we may obtain information about your computer, mobile phone or other device you use to access our website, such as your browser.

We do sometimes collect personal information about you where you provide it voluntarily by submitting a contact form or purchasing goods/services from us.  More information about this is available on our privacy policy.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These analytics programs also tell us how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

How to stop cookies from this site being saved on your computer

As we have said above, cookies are used on this site to make the site work better both for you and for us. We are committed to using cookies responsibly. However, if you are really anti-cookies then you can either choose to not use our site or perhaps better still (bearing in mind that most websites use them) you can configure your browser to block all cookies for all sites or just from the sites you are concerned about.

To help you do that, we have provided links to help pages showing how to manage and delete cookies for popular browsers:

Internet Explorer

Firefox

Google Chrome

Safari 5

Opera