Cookies are harmless text files which web servers store on your computer's hard drive when you visit a site. They allow the server to recognise you when you revisit the site to improve your visitor experience.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be first or third party cookies. First party cookies are owned and created by the website you're viewing. Third party cookies are owned and created by companies providing services to the website owners.
Cookies can be transient or persistent. Transient cookies exist for the duration of your website visit and are then deleted once you leave. They recognise you as you move between pages and record, for example, the items you add to an online shopping basket. They can also help maintain security.
Persistent cookies stay on your machine until they expire or they are deleted. They often store and re-enter your log-in information, so you don't need to remember membership details.
We use first-party cookies for site functionality. These cookies, also known as essential cookies, allow you to use features, such as “Add to Basket” and “Search”.
If you disable these essential cookies the functionality of the website will be affected.
The first cookie is set on your first visit and is used to track activity (e.g. recently viewed products). This cookie is removed when the browser is closed down. The second cookie is created after an action which requires our platform to identify the user occurs (if you sign in, add item to basket, etc); this cookie is kept for 2 months after the last action on the website. These cookies do not capture any Personal Data (e.g. name, address, postcode, etc).
We also use third party analytical cookies, these cookies allow us to analyse how customers use our site. We use this data to improve your shopping experience.
Changing your cookie settings
If you wish to delete or disable cookies which are already on your computer, or if you would like to stop receiving cookies, this can be done by changing your browser settings.
Please note that by deleting or disabling essential cookies your user experience will be affected and you will not be able to take advantage of certain functions of our website.
Further information about cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.