WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files which are sent to your browser when you visit our website. When you visit our website again, the cookie allows our website to recognize your browser. When you visit our website, cookies may also be sent to your browser by other websites that are used for advertisements on other sites you may visit. Cookies are useful because they help us make your website experience more enjoyable. They allow us to recognize your device (e.g. your laptop or mobile device) so that we can tailor your experience of our website. You can find out more about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies do lots of different jobs on this website, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, remembering your username and password, enabling you to keep goods in your shopping basket, letting us analyse how well our website is performing, and improving your experience. They also help ensure that advertisements you see while you are on other websites are more relevant to you and your interests.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE?
We want you to understand the different types of cookies that we use on our website. Some of these cookies are essential to the operation of our website. Others are not essential but help to improve our website by collecting user information or try and improve your experience of our website by remembering your choices.
Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:
TYPE 1 – STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES – WHICH ENABLE SERVICES YOU HAVE SPECIFICALLY ASKED FOR
We use several cookies which are essential to the operation of this website. For example, these types of cookies let us identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription-only areas of this website, enable our website to remember the goods that you add to your shopping cart, provide the necessary security your visit to our website requires, and help ensure the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, services that you have asked for cannot be provided.
TYPE 2 – PERFORMANCE COOKIES – WHICH COLLECT ANONYMOUS INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEB PAGES YOU VISIT
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for example, which pages our visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages on those pages. These performance cookies don't collect information that identifies you as an individual – all information they collect is aggregated and anonymous. The information gathered is only used to improve how our website works.
We use Google Analytics on our website to help us analyse how our website is used. You can find out more about this popular website analytics tool here: http://www.google.com/analytics/index.html. Google Analytics uses performance cookies to track visitor interactions. For example, by using cookies Google can tell us which pages our users view, which are most popular, what time of day our website is visited, whether visitors have been to our website before, what website referred the visitor to our website, and other similar information. All this information is anonymised. Google takes the privacy and security of your Google Analytics data seriously and you can find out more about how it protects your data here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
TYPE 3 – FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES – WHICH REMEMBER YOUR CHOICES TO IMPROVE YOUR EXPERIENCE.
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make, such as, remembering your username, the region you are in, and changes you make to various other parts of our website which you can customize, such as your Favorites page. The aim of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience so that you don't have to reset your preferences each time you visit us.
TYPE 4 – TARGETING OR ADVERTISING COOKIES WHICH REMEMBER YOUR BROWSING HABITS TO TRY AND DISPLAY RELEVANT ADVERTISING WHEN YOU VISIT OTHER ONLINE SITES.
These cookies track your browsing habits so that we can show you advertising which we hope is relevant to your interests. We believe it is useful to show you advertisements that are tailored to your interests. These advertising cookies use information about your web browsing activity to group you with other users who have similar interests and show you advertisements based upon those interests. For example, these cookies may remember that on our website you viewed pages relating to particular products. Based on that information, with our permission, third party advertisers can place cookies on your browser to enable them to show you those products while you visit other sites.
These types of cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
WE MAY TRACK WHETHER YOU OPEN EMAILS THAT WE SEND
Our emails may contain a web beacon to track who opens an email, when, and whether that user clicks on any of the links in the email. We may use this information to help us analyze which of our users are interested in particular topics. When you delete the email, the web beacon will be deleted.
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES ON OUR WEBSITE
Cookies do lots of important jobs on our website and help to make your online experience more personal and more enjoyable.
However, you can disable all our cookies if you choose. If you do so, you may find that significant parts of our website do not work at all, or do not work correctly.
If you would like to disable targeting, advertising or cookies, which remember your browsing habits and try and display relevant advertising when you are online, you can visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. If you choose to turn off these cookies you will still see advertising on the internet, but it may not be tailored to your interests. It does not mean that you won't be served any advertisements whilst you are online. Whilst many companies involved in using targeting, advertising or cookies and serving online behavioral advertising appear at the above link, not all do. Therefore, even if you choose to turn off cookies used by all the companies listed, you may still receive some targeting, advertising or cookies and some tailored advertisements from other companies.
You can also manage this type of cookie in the privacy settings on the web browser you are using. Please see below for more information.
DISABLING OTHER COOKIES
You can disable and/or delete all types of cookies by using your browser settings. Cookies are generally easy to disable and/or delete but how you do so vary from browser to browser. The "help" function within your browser should tell you how to do it. The best way may be to close your browser and then search for "cookie folder" or "cookie manager" or simply "cookie".