‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.
For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.
- About cookies
- List of cookies used
- Essential cookies
- Non-essential cookies
- How to accept or reject cookies
- Copyright, credit and logo
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Essential and non-essential cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:
- used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
- strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
First and third party cookies
Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
List of cookies used
We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:
|Name of Cookie||Essential or Non-essential?||Type of cookie||First or Third party?||Session or Persistent?||Expiry Time||Purpose|
|wc_cart_hash_#||Essential||Basket/checkout related||First party||Session||End of browser session||Remembers contents of basket to allow user to checkout on the website.|
|wc_fragments_#||Essential||Basket/checkout related||First party||Session||End of browser session||Remembers contents of basket to allow user to checkout on the website.|
|_cfduid||Non-essential||Functional (security)||First party||Persistent||1 year||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.|
|@@History/@@scroll|#||Non-essential||Functional (scroll related)||First party||Session||End of browser session||Enables scrolling when using next and previous buttons on page.|
|_ga||Non-essential||Analytical||First party||Persistent||1 year||Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users on a website to generate statistical information about their use of the website|
|_gat||Non-essential||Analytical||First party||Session||End of browser session||Used by Google to request throttle rate.|
|_gid||Non-essential||Analytical||First party||Session||End of browser session||Registers a unique user ID which generates statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|NID||Non-essential||Advertising||Third party||Persistent||6 months||Contains a unique ID used to remember your preferences and other information.|
These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:
- two session cookies used to remember the contents of a user’s basket to allow the website’s checkout functionality to work and to allow the user to checkout on the website. These cookies are wc_cart_hash_# and wc_fragments_#
We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:
- Functional cookies
- Analytical (or performance) cookies
These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:
- a first party persistent cookie used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. This cookie is called _cfduid and expires after one year.
- a first party session cookies used to enable scrolling functionality. This cookie is called @@History/@@scroll|#
Analytical (or performance) cookies
Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:
- • Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on, your location (based on your IP address), information about your device and behaviour. They will also track your use and behaviour across other websites and marketing channels. The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga, _gat and _gid. _ga is a persistent cookie which expires after two years. _gat and _gid are session cookies.
For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners
How to opt in or out from analytical cookies
See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies
To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies
Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Targeting (or advertising) cookies
Targeting (or advertising) cookies record information about your visit to and use of our website, for advertising purposes. We use the targeting cookies for the following purposes on our website:
- a third party persistent cookie Google remarketing cookie to remarket advertisements to you on other websites you visit. This cookies is called NID and expires after 6 months.
How to opt in or out from advertising cookies
See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies
Processing information about you contained in or obtained from advertising cookies
Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
How to accept or reject cookies
There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below.
You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.
You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org"
Accepting or rejecting cookies
Cookie control tool
You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool.
You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:
- Google Chrome: support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
- Mozilla Firefox: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
- Apple Safari: support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:
- unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
- switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).
Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
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