1.1 This policy explains what cookies are, how we use them and how you can switch them off.
2. What are Cookies?
2.1 Cookies are small useful text files that are stored on your internet browsing device (e.g. computer, tablet or phone). They are used to remember useful information that allows certain functionality to work, for example cookies can be used to remember what’s in your shopping basket while you browse or if you’re logged in or not.
2.2 Cookies don’t store your personal details such as your credit card details, your name or your date of birth. Cookies can’t harm your computer and are active for differing lengths of time; some are stored until you close your browser, while others may last for several weeks or more.
• Enable you to set up an account, place orders and make payments;
• Remember items you place into your shopping basket;
• Remember items you have been looking at so that you can quickly and easily go back to an item you looked at previously;
• Enhance your shopping experience.
4. What types of Cookies do we use?
4.1 Our site uses session cookies and persistent cookies.
4.2 Session cookies operate from the moment you log on to the site until the moment you log off. Once you log off session cookies are deleted. Session cookies allow us to remember what was in your shopping basket and your choices at checkout.
4.3 Persistent cookies will not be deleted after each session. They are used to remember your settings and preferences and to authenticate who you are once you register. This gives you faster and more convenient access to our website.
4.4 We do not regularly use third party cookies. When we do use them, they track your browsing habits to provide analytical reports for our website, so we can improve our service.
4.5 Strictly Necessary Cookies are essential to our site, if these are disabled, your experience on our site may be interrupted and you may not be able to use a shopping basket or make payment.
4.6 Performance Cookies collect anonymous data about visitors. We use the data to improve your future experience and identify issues that our users may be experiencing.
4.7 Functionality Cookies customise the look and appearance of our site. For example, a functionality cookie will remember your username and language preferences next time you visit.
4.8 Targeting or Advertising Cookies deliver advertisements which are tailored to your web activity. A targeting cookie tracks what you click on whilst on our site and may share details of what you click on with other organisations such as advertisers. These cookies can also help us to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
5. What happens if I turn off Cookies?
5.1 If you disable or delete cookies you may not be able to shop or access important parts of our site.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, although you can set your browser to disable or delete these. Further information on cookies, including instructions on how to amend your browser settings to turn off cookies, is available widely online.