Cookie Policy

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Cookies Policy


1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on a computer, tablet or mobile when you browse the internet so that computer, tablet or mobile ("device”) can be recognised at a later time.   Cookies placed by us, our commercial partners or other third parties when you visit this website do not recognise you personally as an individual; they only recognise the device you are using.   Cookies do not harm your device in any way but they do allow for several important features on the website, for instance, they allow you to request newsletters, place orders and return to pages that you have searched.  They also help to keep the website secure, remember your preferences and personalise content on the website so that it is more relevant to you. It is your choice whether or not you have cookies placed on your device and you can easily control the placement of cookies.   For specific information about managing and controlling cookies, please refer to Managing Cookies.

Why do we have a cookies policy?
We have implemented a cookies policy as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation but also to make sure that we are open and clear with you about what happens when you come onto this website.

2. Our cookies policy
To make full use of this and many other websites when you browse the Internet, you should accept cookies as the features and functions on many websites have been developed specifically so that they only work through the use of cookies.  It is important to note that cookies placed on your device by your use of this website do not store any of your personal or sensitive information (such as your name, address or payment details).  

Strictly Necessary cookies
These cookies are essential as they enable you to move around the website and use its features (for instance, they allow you to access secure areas of the website). Without these cookies, services you a have requested could not be provided.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how you use the website (for instance which pages you visit most often).  The information aggregated from these cookies is only ever used to improve how the website works.

Functionality cookies
These cookies remember the choices that you have made on the website (such as the different searches you have made) and provide enhanced, more personalised features.  They may also be used to provide services you have requested (such as watching a video or commenting on a blog).  These cookies cannot tell us how you move around other websites, only this website.

3. Managing cookies 

What happens if I don’t allow cookies?
If cookies aren’t enabled on your computer, tablet or mobile ("device”), your experience on the website may be limited (for instance, you may not be able to browse all or parts of the site or download certain content).

How do I disable/enable cookies?
You can block or activate cookies by changing the setting on your internet browser.  All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings so that you can accept, or refuse all or some cookies.  These settings will typically be found in the "options” or "preferences” menu of your browser.   We have explained how you may manage cookies on your computer via some of the main internet browsers below.   For information on how to manage cookies on your device, please consult your documentation or online help files.

Google Chrome
In the settings menu, select "show advances settings” at the bottom of the page
Select the "content settings” button in the privacy section
The top section of the page that then appears tells you about cookies and allows you to set the cookies you want.  It also allows you to clear any cookies currently stores.

Mozilla Firefox
In the tools menu, select "options”
Select the privacy tab in the options box
From the dropdown choose, "use custom settings for history”.  This will bring up the options for cookies and you can choose to enable or disable them by clicking the tickbox.

Internet Explorer 6+
In the tools menu, select "Internet options”
Click the privacy tab
You will see a privacy settings slider which has six settings that allow you to control the number of cookies that will be placed: Block All Cookies, High, Medium High, Medium (default level), Low, and Accept All Cookies.

Safari Browser
In the settings menu, select the "preferences” option 
Open the privacy tab
Select the option you want from the "block cookies” section

All other browsers
For information on how to manage cookies via other browsers, please consult your documentation or online help files.

How do I disable/enable third party cookies?
Third party cookies are not placed by us.   We would therefore suggest that you look at those third parties’ websites for information about the cookies they place and how you can manage them.