WHAT ARE COOKIES?
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
In most cases there aren’t any specific industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave all cookies active if you are not sure whether you need them or not. This will help ensure optimum functionality and user experience remains.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser ‘Help’ for how to do this). Please be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site.
THE COOKIES WE SET
This site offers newsletter / email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications, which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
This site offers e-commerce / payment facilities, and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that it can be processed efficiently and correctly.
When you submit data through a form such as those found on our contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most commonly used and trusted analytics solutions on the web, for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site operates. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site, ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase, and as such, this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible pricing.
We may use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
In some cases, we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.
As previously mentioned, if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not, it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.
If you require further information, you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.