What is a cookie?

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.

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 have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Strictly Necessary 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.
We use these cookies for forms within our site and do not track you outside of each visit.

Performance 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.

We use Google Analytics to log anonymous, aggregate statistics about usage patterns on our site.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

We use a cookie to tailor a small amount of our site content based the page you first view within visit.

Sharing & Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

We use these cookies for Google PPC advertising purposes.

How to control and remove cookies

All recent versions of popular browsers give you the you control over cookies. You can choose whether to accept, reject or be notified every time a cookie is offered. We have listed some instructions on controlling cookies form the main browser types below. If you have a different browser please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Google Chrome

Click on the 'Tools' menu and select 'Settings'.
Under the 'Privacy' section click the 'Content settings' button.
From here you can choose your preferred settings.

Internet Explorer 8.0

Choose 'Tools' and then 'Internet Options'
Click the 'Privacy' tab
Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

Mozilla Firefox 12.0

Click on 'Tools', then 'Options'
Select 'Privacy'
Choose your preferred settings.