We last updated our policy on July 1, 2019.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website.
There are 4 different types of cookies:
- Strictly-necessary cookies (required for the website to run). These allow you to do things like log in securely.
- Performance cookies (which measure how many visitors use our site, which pages they visit and how they interact with the site). These help us to improve our website.
- Functionality cookies (which remember specific visitor’s preferences for the way they use our site, e.g. language settings or font size).
- Targeting/advertising cookies (these collect information about individual visitors that enable us, or third parties, to provide relevant advertisements to those who have visited our site)
Our website may use each type of cookie in order to:
- make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable;
- improve our services;
- recognise you whenever you visit this website and distinguish you from other users of our site;
- obtain information about your preferences and use of our site;
- provide you with advertising that is tailored to your interests;
- carry out research and data analysis to help us to improve our content and services and to better understand our customer preferences and interests.
Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about you.
Normally, your web browser is quite happy to manage your cookies on your behalf, and it is probably already.
You can read more about how to do this here www.aboutcookies.org.
Please note that if you do decide to change/block cookies then:
- some parts of our website may not function properly or as well as they otherwise might;
- changes will apply across all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies only from particular websites);
- the settings that you change will only apply on the device on which you change the settings and will not apply across all other devices that you use.
Like many other websites, third parties may also set cookies on our website. These third parties are responsible for the cookies they set on our site and we have no control over them. For further information on how their cookies policies work, please visit their websites.
We have chosen WordPress to power our website. WordPress allows us to use plug-ins to provide you with a better experience when using our site, such as recording your details when you subscribe to our newsfeeds, or when you download our products.