Date of last update: 17 August 2016
The session cookies on our Site will:
- remember what is in your shopping basket
- remember how far you are through an order
- remember your login details
- make sure the website looks consistent
- allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook and Twitter
- allow you to add Reviews
We will send you emails from time to time. These emails do not contain cookies. By clicking on the links within these emails, you will be taken to our Site where session cookies will work as above.
The persistent cookies for our Site analytics and performance will:
- provide us with analysis and statistics (via Google Analytics) on how our website works, including for example which pages are visited, duration of visits, returning customer visits, search keywords you’ve used to come to our Site, etc.
These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our Site works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our Site is.
If you want to opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics Opt-out page (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout) and install the add-on for your browser.
If you arrive at our Site from a third party site that has referred you (for example, where you clicked on a link) you may have accepted a cookie that will expire after 30 days. This cookie will have been issued by an Affiliate Marketing organisation. The only purpose of this cookie is to report any revenue we earn from you, during that 30 day period, to the Affiliate marketing organisation, for the purposes of us potentially paying a commission.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES & BANNER ADVERTISING
We allow certain 3rd-party companies to collect data that helps us to understand the behaviour of our customers in order to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences.
When a visitor visits our Site a cookie is enabled. The cookie identifies the visitor and delivers adverts relevant to the visitor. The 30-day cookie data used in these adverts is completely anonymous and does not contain any of a visitors’ personal details.
We may use Remarketing, which is a feature that lets us reach our visitors who have previously visited our Site and show them relevant ads when they visit other sites on the Google Display Network or search on Google.
If you do not wish to participate in our Google AdWords Remarketing, you can opt out by visiting Google’s Ads Preferences Manager.
Accepting our cookies is a condition of using the Site. If you do not accept our cookies, we can’t guarantee how our Site will perform for you and it may mean we can’t offer you some services and it may reduce the support we can offer you.
Should you wish to disable or block cookies from your internet browser, you can try searching the words “cookies”, “manage cookies” and “block cookies” in the following web pages, for instructions for the major internet browsers used. Alternatively, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu.
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that cookies are stored in. Further information about deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org.