Cookies and our website
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data which may be stored, as text files, on your computer, phone or tablet when accessing a website. Cookies enable service providers to help you make the most of the website and enjoy a reliable, secure and trouble-free user experience.
What do cookies actually do?
Cookies can make website usability much quicker and easier for visitors. They can enable a website to recognise your device to save you having to input the same information more than once during a visit.
Cookies can also provide a recognition tool to ensure that you do not need to repeatedly input a username and password for every page you visit within the site.
Cookies can also be used for analytical purposes, to ensure that the website has an appropriate capacity to enable fast downloads and quick page opening responses.
What cookies are NOT used for
In order to protect your individual rights, you can manage or delete the cookies that are stored on your device when you visit our website as you require.
Managing your cookies
Generally, computers and other devices that are used to access the Internet will be set up in such a way that they will automatically accept cookies. However, you can use your browser settings to disable this function if you would rather that these data files are not stored on your device.
If you disable some types of cookies, you may notice that some website functions will be more limited or that you may need to input information more regularly when using specific functions of the website.
In instances where a cookie forms and integral element of website functionality (such as adding items to shopping basket or storing a user’s personal preferences) the law does not require for consent to be obtained.
Types of cookies
There are different types of cookies which serve different functions. Cookies which are vital for performance and functionality are usually set to be automatically stored when using a website. However, the law requires that functional and targeting cookies come with the option to accept or reject them by the user.
Session cookies will usually only be stored for the duration of your current visit; we use session cookies in order to help you navigate seamlessly between different screens and pages, and to ensure that basic navigational requests can be met efficiently.
Persistent cookies may be stored for a specified time period and saved on your computer’s hard drive until the specified time has elapsed.
Cookie preferences on our website
We are working with our website developers in order to implement the necessary changes to give you the option to accept or deny consent for the usage of cookies when visiting our website.