Cookie Policy

Welcome

This page provides general information about cookes and specific information about our use of them.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that help you navigate through a website. They are generated on the sites that you visit as well as by third-parties that websites work with to manage key elements of their business (user functionality and advertising, for instance). In most cases they do not involve or use personal information in any way. They are extensively used online and have become part of the fabric and make-up of what has made the internet work so effectively for consumers and businesses. Without cookies many areas of functionality for example, user logins, shopping baskets and other customisation features will not work. You can find out more about cookies here – http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Controlling Cookies

If you wish to control cookies and their use on this site in regards to your browser you can change the settings in your web browser preferences. Changing the control of cookies is different for each browser.

Google Chrome

  • Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
  • Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab and locate the “Privacy” section, and choose the “Content settings” button.
  • Click the “Cookie settings” tab and choose your preferred settings.
  • Google Chrome allows all cookies by default, but you can restrict the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.
  • Click on the Close button when you’ve finished.

Internet Explorer 9

  • Choose Tools, this is the cog Icon at the top right. • Choose Internet Options.
  • Click on the privacy tab.
  • Move the slider to choose your preferred setting.
  • For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced, check the ‘Override cookie handling’ button and modify the settings to suit your requirements.

If you use another type of browser you can find out how to change the cookie controls here – http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1.

Deleting Cookies

If you would like to delete our cookies from your computer you can do so via your browser settings. Each browser has different methods for storing and deleting cookies.

Google Chrome

  • Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”. • Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
  • Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list (alternatively, you can remove all cookies created within a specific time period by selecting the period you want from the dropdown list).
  • Select “Clear browsing history” to delete traces of which websites you’ve visited.
  • Select “Clear download history” to delete records of which files and programs you’ve downloaded.
  • Select “Empty the cache” to delete cached website pages.
  • You can also delete saved passwords (which log you into websites) and saved form data (such as your name and address).
  • Then click on the “Clear browsing data” button.
  • Click on the Close button when you’ve finished.

Internet Explorer 9

  • Choose Tools, this is the cog Icon at the top right. • Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”.
  • Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”.

If you use another type of browser you can find out how to change the cookie controls here – http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.

What are our responsibilities?

We need to provide transparency about the cookies we use on our website. This responsibility has arisen due to “The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011” which can be found here – http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/1208/made What is our policy as a business?

We make our best efforts to list in this document the cookies we use on our website and their uses so you can see what data we record and why it has been recorded. We wish to be completely open about our cookie use so you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to use our website. How do we use cookies on our website?

The cookies we use on our website are as follows. Please note these are all the cookies that we know about and third party websites that bring you to our web store may use cookies that we cannot control. You should seek guidance from the websites you visit who direct you to our store to understand their use of website cookies and their policies for informing you about their use.

Our Use of Cookies

We only use cookies for Google Analytics on our website, this helps us identify which pages on our website are of most interest to our customers, no personal data is collected.

See below for more information:

Cookie Type
Persistent.

Is it first or third party?
Third party from Google.

Cookie Purpose
Records how many times people have to the site for Google Analytics purposes. Stores each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit (presumably partly for double checking of this information).

Cookie Duration
Expires – 10 days – 6 months.

What data is held in the cookie?
Stores each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit, partly for double checking of this information.

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?
Anonymous.

If there is any personally identifiable data state what it is and why it is there
No.

Is the cookie used to provide targeted advertising?
No.

Where is the cookie used? How would a user be exposed to it?
Used on all pages of the website.

What country users is the cookie aimed at, e.g. UK users?
All users who visit the site.