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Cookie & Privacy Policy

Cookie & Privacy Policy

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is data stored by a website in your browser.

What are functional reasons for using a Cookie?

Some websites need to use cookies so they work. An essential functional (or strictly necessary) cookie enable you to navigate a website and use it’s features. Without these cookies functions like logging into your account, creating a shopping basket and search facilities wouldn’t work.

What are the tracking reasons for using a Cookie?

Some companies use tracking or performance cookies to find out how people are using their website. The most common cookies used for this purpose are Google Analytics cookies. This information is used for a variety of reasons:

  • Finding out how many people visit a site. This makes sure the bandwidth you have can cope with the number of visitors you expect to get.
  • Finding out which web browsers and devices people are using. To make sure their website is suitable for a majority of users.
  • Understanding how people use the website to make improvements for website users and resolve any problems quickly.
  • Some companies use this information for marketing and revenue purposes. e.g. telling potential advertisers how many people visit their website or using it to develop their own advertising and marketing campaigns.

Are cookies dangerous?

No. Cookies can’t spread computer viruses or malware. The concerns about cookies are to do with privacy.

We have listed all four categories for your information.

1. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website. Enabling the use of its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

NB these cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

2. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. For instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

NB: these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

3. Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make. (such as your username, language or the region you are in) Provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for. Such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and as a result they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

NB: these cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

4. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

Notice for users
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. Therefore they are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. Help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Finally quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality.

NB these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

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