We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. 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. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
This cookie is essential for our website to function. By default it only stores anonymous data about your browsing session, which includes your IP address, web browser type and the date and time of your last activity.
If you add items to your shopping cart the cookie then also enables us to recall the content of your shopping cart when you navigate from one page to another or leave and later return to the website. When you complete an order or clear your shopping cart then this information is cleared.
If you choose to log in then the cookie enables us to store the fact that you are logged in. When you are logged in the cookie stores, encrypted, your account name, contact name, email address (which is your username) and the fact that you have a customer account. If you log out this information is cleared.
This cookie is not shared with any third parties, it is also encrypted so the data stored in your device is not readable. This cookie will expire after 24 hours
All other cookies on our website relate to Google Analytics which we use to monitor how many visitors we have to our website, and to DoubleClick which is Google's advertising platform. We us Google Adwords to advertise our website on Google and cookies are required for us to record when people click on those ads and what they do on our website.
The cookies are as follows. These descriptions are taken from Google's information at developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage and www.google.com/policies/technologies/types . These pages contain more detailed information.
Google's cookies each have different expiry settings which are listed below, along with their expiry settings.
Expiry: 2 years from set/update
Expiry: 6 months from set/update
Used to distinguish users
Expiry: 2 years
Used to throttle request rate
Expiry: 1 minute
Used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. Google's information about this cookie is as follows (correct as at 28 November 2017)
Used to distinguish users
Expiry: 24 hours