Summary

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Detail

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you are consenting to the use of these cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

What are cookies?

“Cookies” make websites work better and allow websites to remember previous actions or settings. They are small text files stored on your computer’s hard drive by the browser and may contain information about you or your computer. Cookies are NOT viruses.

Cookies do a lot of different jobs such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and saving you time because you won’t have to keep re-entering your details each time you visit.

We use cookies to help us to analyse how you and our other customers use our sites so that we can make improvements. They can also help to ensure that the adverts you see online are more relevant to you.

Cookies are split into “First-Party” (those set by our website directly) and “Third-Party”* (those set by partners of our website) and are classed as either ‘session cookies’ (only set for that session) or ‘persistent cookies’ (which are stored on your browser between sessions and recognise you on your return).

It is important to note that you can disable cookies completely, or just some types of cookies. You can do this in your web browser at any time.

We have categorised the cookies on this website based on the ICC UK Cookie Guide. A list of all the cookies used on our website by category is set out below.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies – these cookies enable services you have specifically asked for and are essential to enable you to move round this website and use its features such as accessing the secure areas of the website. Without these cookies we cannot provide you with services you have asked for.

Category 2: performance cookies – these cookies collect anonymous information about how you use this website which will help us to improve how the website works. All information collected is anonymous. These cookies do not collect information that could identify you.

Category 3: functionality cookies – these cookies remember choices you made to improve your experience, such as your user name, language or which region you are in and provide enhanced more personalised features. These cookies can remember changes you have made and may also provide services to you that you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies – these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make and deliver advertising relevant to you. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission and they remember what sites you have visited. This information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often these cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Cookies DO NOT allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies. For information about how we look after personal information that you willingly provide through our websites please refer to our Privacy Statement.

  • Third party cookies are set by partners of our websites and we do not control the dissemination of these cookies. For more information about this you will need to refer to the relevant third party website.

 

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-1Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
wp-settings-time-2Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session
__utma2This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.permanent
__utmb2__utmb is a Google Analytics cookie. It takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site.session
__utmc2__utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.30 mins
__utmz2Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction.6 months