Cookie Policy

Cookies are a small amount of data sent from the server, which is then stored on your computer hard, mobile phone, tablet or other device, and help us provide you the best possible online experience on our website.  They are used by most websites to help personalize your online experience and some features of website will not function if you do not allow the use of cookies.  For more information see

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.  Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can remove them, however by doing so will potentially result in our website not working as you would expect.

It is only once you sign up and provide consent that the website will look to personalise the experience for you with best matching content and other recommendations.

Information on how to block cookies can normally be found within the help features of your browser, the main browser websites being:

The type of cookies we use and why?

Strictly necessary

Strictly Necessary cookies are essential to allow you to navigate and move around the website and necessary for the use of the features and services on our Website, such as secure areas and shopping.

These cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

If you block these cookies we cannot guarantee access to the services provided through the Website or be sure how the Website will perform during your visit.

Examples of how we use Strictly Necessary Cookies:

  • Remembering information you’ve entered on order forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session
  • Remembering products you have added to your shopping basket when you get to the checkout page
  • Identifying you as being logged into our Website

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using our Website, so if you prevent these cookies we cannot guarantee your security or how our Website will perform for you.

Performance (Analytical) Cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how you use our Website, for example which pages you visit or if you experience any problems.  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 our website and provide an improved user experience.

Examples of how we use performance cookies:

  • Providing statistics on how the Website is used
  • Helping us improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur
  • Understanding how effective adverts on our Website are and improve their relevance
  • Providing feedback to our affiliates, and third parties we have allowed to link to the Website, regarding users accessing their sites. This information may be used by those third parties to improve their sites or services

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using our Website, so if you prevent these cookies we cannot guarantee how our Website will perform for you.

Functional Cookies

Functional cookies allow our Website to remember choices you make, for example, your user name, log in details, language preference, the region you are in and any customisations you make to pages on our Website during your visit.

Functional Cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for selling advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet, but do help with serving advertising.

Examples of how we use Functional Cookies:

  • Remembering your preferences and settings.
  • Showing you when you’re logged in to our Website
  • Providing individual services, such as watching a video or commenting
  • Supporting social media components, like Facebook or Twitter (where a website uses a plugin from these third party platforms, for example).
  • Remembering if you’ve been to the site before so that messages intended for first-time users are not displayed to you.
  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
  • Sharing information with partners to provide a service on our Website. The information shared is only to be used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using our Website, so if you prevent these cookies we cannot guarantee how our Website will perform for you.

Targeting (Advertising) Cookies

Targeting’ cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as ‘Like’ buttons and ‘Share’ buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

For example:

  • A link to social networks like Facebook or third party services like YouTube or Google Maps , who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites
  • Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in when you return to our website or visit other third party websites
  • Deliver content and marketing communications tailored to your interests based on information from your visit

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services.  All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may alternatively use the third parties’ own tools to prevent these cookies.

More information about online behavioural advertising and online privacy can be found at