What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Why do websites use Cookies?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website are:

Strictly necessary/functional cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

These Cookies are not blocked.

3rd party cookies

These cookies:

  • collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
  • are used to display adverts that might be more interesting to you and therefore improve your experience (see Advertising Cookies below).
  • are used to enable you to connect via social media.

These Cookies are blocked unless you accept them.

You will notice areas on this website with the following image:

cookie blocked

This means that these is a 3rd party cookie being used and therefore it is blocked until you click to accept the cookies. If you do click the accept button then all 3rd party cookies will be accepted.

 

Advertising Cookies

Third party vendors, such as Google & Amazon use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to our website or other websites.

Google

You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

Amazon

You control your interest-based ad preferences by visiting the Amazon Ad Preferences page at https://www.amazon.co.uk/adprefs or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s YourOnlineChoices site at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/.

If you haven’t opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on our site:

Please visit our Privacy Policy for further information concerning how we use other data.

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