Cookies

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What are cookies?

When we refer to a “cookie” we mean a small data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer or handheld device. Cookies contain a small amount of information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive or storage media on the device used to access the Website. They help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer or other similar devices and/or other tracking techniques (including unique identifiers for your computer or device).

Cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of the Website:

Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of our website to operate and are already set. These are strictly necessary for the sale of goods requested by you and without them the Website cannot operate as intended. As an example, we may use cookies to make use of e-billing services or to store facilities in an electronic shopping basket or wish list whilst browsing different pages of the Website or between visits to the Website.

Other uses of cookies (where you have consented to such use):

Where you consent to us doing so, we also use cookies and other such tracking techniques to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our Website and to help us improve the structure of our Website (we cannot identify you personally in this way). We use cookies and other tracking techniques to allow us to understand who has seen which pages and posts on the Website, to determine how frequently particular such pages are visited, to determine the most popular areas of the Website and generally in order to monitor usage of the Website.

Where you consent to us doing so, we may also use cookies and other tracking techniques

• allow you to carry information across pages of our Website and avoid having to re-enter information;
• within registration to allow you to access stored information;
• help us recognise you as a unique visitor when you return to our Website and to allow us to tailor content to match your preferred interests
• help us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your last purchase)
• speed up searches; and/or
• within research surveys to ensure you are not invited to complete a questionnaire too often or after you have already done so.

Other cookies outside of our control

We may from time to time use external services such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Vimeo or Instagram amongst others to display certain content on our Website. We cannot prevent such websites from collecting information about your usage of their services on our Website, for example, number of plays of a video.

Like many othercompanies, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a number of cookies in order to evaluate your use of our Website and enable us to carry out actions including (but not limited to):

• Tracking the number of visitors to our Website.
• Monitoring the number of users on our Website at any given time.
• Analysing popular content on our Website.

Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using our Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

See this link for how to reject or delete this cookie: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

Browser settings and managing cookies

Most internet browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse a cookie or ask your browser to show you where a cookie has been set up. Certain services are only activated by the presence of a cookie and, if you choose to refuse cookies, particular features of this Website may not be available to you.

Find out how to disable/enable cookies by clicking on the “Manage Cookies” section of the Interactive Advertising Bureau UK website on the following link http://www.allaboutcookies.org. You can also refer to the help tab in your browser for more information on disabling or enabling cookies.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, or confirmed to us that you do not accept our cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit our Website.