What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to a user’s computer or mobile device when a browser is used to visit a website. Some cookies (known as sessional cookies) are created temporarily and are deleted when a user leaves a particular website. Other cookies (known as persistent cookies) allow the user’s device to be recognised by the originating website on subsequent visits to that website.
Cookies are used to perform many different roles. For example they can be used to enable users to navigate between pages efficiently, remember their preferences, and manage log-ins and can be used to generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts displayed online are more relevant to users and their interests.
As cookies themselves include very little information they cannot be used by themselves to identify users by name and cannot usually be used to reveal personal data.
You can find more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
These cookies are necessary for the website to function correctly and to provide users with functions they specifically request (e.g. logging into a section of the website, selecting an item for the shopping basket, or filling in a form). These cookies can be disabled by changing your browser settings but some parts of the site will not then work.
|cli_user_preference||persistent||1 year||Helps keep track of a user’s cookie settings.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||0||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies are used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||0||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies are used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non Necessary".|
|CookieLawInfoConsent||persistent||1 year||The cookie is used to store the summary of the consent given for cookie usage. It does not store any personal data.|
|PHPSESSID||persistent||session||Preserves user session state across page requests. The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialized state data. Stores unique session ID.|
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor’s name. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
|_ga||0||2 years||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitors, sessions, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_151373252_1||0||1 minute||Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.|
|_gid||0||1 day||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.|
How to control and delete cookies
You can change your cookie preferences at any time using our cookies tool.
Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Advertising cookies can also be managed by visiting the YourOnlineChoices website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.
To opt out of Google Analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser by visiting here. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or to customize Google display network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page: https://adssettings.google.com or http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads.
Be aware that restricting all cookies through your browser settings may affect your ability to navigate and use our Website.