Last updated: 26 March 2023
They contain information about the use of your computer but do not include personal information about you (they do not store your name, for instance).
This policy explains how cookies are used on our websites in general – and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site (please note that not all of them are used on every site). You may delete and block all cookies from our websites but if you do, some parts subsequently will not work.
Below, you can find out more about the cookies we use on our websites, as well as information on how to turn off cookies, or change the cookie settings on your browser.
We use the following categories of cookies on our website:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for such as remembering your login details or shopping basket items cannot be provided.
Performance Analytic Cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information on how people use our website. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how customers arrive at our site, browse or use our site and highlight areas where we can improve areas such as navigation, shopping experience and marketing campaigns. The data stored by these cookies never shows personal details from which your individual identity can be established.
These cookies remember choices you make such as the country you visit our website from, language and search parameters such as enhance the user’s ability to interact with media content, such as videos, images, and audio. These can then be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate to your selections and to make the visits more tailored and pleasant. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. The cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks. They remember the websites you visit, and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers.
A personalization cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer or device by a website that they visit. This cookie is used to remember the user’s preferences and settings for that particular website, such as their preferred language, font size, layout, and other customisations.
Social Media Cookies
These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on the website on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are not within our control. Please refer to the respective privacy policies for how their cookies work.
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. More information about how to do this is given in the link above.
If you want to learn more about what targeting, and advertising cookies are on your device (whether or not related to us) and how to disable them you can do so here.
Use of Web Beacons
Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information which including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.
We may also use web beacons or similar technology to learn whether or not emails sent to you have been opened.
Managing cookie settings through your browser
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can alter your browser settings to prevent automatic acceptance, or you can manually delete your cookie history whenever you wish. These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser – remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one: