What are cookies?
Cookies are text files placed on your computer or other device, and stored there, when you visit a website. This allows the website to recognise you as a user for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’).
Cookies don’t hold personal data about you, for example they don’t store your name or email address, but they do store things like your computer settings, operating system and platform, and IP address.
- Making our website work as you’d expect and giving you a more personalised experience
- Making our shopping basket and checkout work
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Allowing you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Google Analytics. This tells us things like how many visits we get to our website, which pages are looked at and how long visits last. It helps us make decisions about improving our website. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics.
- Facebook Analytics. We may use a Facebook pixel on this website. This helps us tailor any Facebook advertising we do for our website users. It also helps us measure its effectiveness. You can manage your Facebook settings to opt out.
- DoubleClick. DoubleClick is a subsidiary of Google and their cookie helps us tailor any Google advertising we do for our website users. It also helps us measure its effectiveness. You can manage your Google Ad settings to opt out.
How to turn off cookies
Most web browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to stop cookies. Please remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one.
These links explain how to manage cookies for the most popular web browsers: