What’s a Cookie?
A cookie is a type of file that contains an identifier that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. This identifier is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
There are two basic types of Cookie, these are Persistent and Session.
Persistent Cookie – This type of Cookie is stored by a web browser and remain current until it reaches a set expiry date, or until it is deleted by the user.
Session Cookie – This type of Cookie expires when the browser is closed.
Cookies do not usually contain any specific or personal information pertaining to the user, however some of the information that we may hold about you may be linked to the information stored in or obtained by a Cookie.
Cookies can be used by Web Servers to track a user and identify a user as returning to a website.
The Cookies that We use.
Several cookies on this website are used to help us improve your shopping experience.
Some 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.
Other cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from any 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 the website works. These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. 3.4 There are also functionality cookies which allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in). 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. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example: Internet Explorer (V.11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced"; Firefox (V.36) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and Chrome (V.41), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example: Internet Explorer (V.11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11); Firefox (V.36), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and Chrome (V.41), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.