What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by websites you visit, which contain basic information such as user preferences. For more information visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Why are cookies used?
Cookies are widely used and have multiple uses such as for tracking visitor activity, to help improve the quality of content and website experience, remembering browsing preferences, serving personalised data and displaying essential website features.
What are the security and privacy issues?
A cookie can only be read by the server that set it, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.
By exploiting websites with faulty server cookie settings it can be possible to intercept data as it’s transferred and as such would be deemed a clear breach of the Data protection act.
Although the majority of cookies are used for legitimate purposes there have been malicious attempts to exploit data security, for which this new cookie law has been introduced.
Removing or Disabling Cookies
You may choose to remove or block cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings, please note, this may impact your experience of our website.
Cookies that are used by us
If the website requires a login then this cookie will be stored, temporarily.
This cookie allows you to return to the site and shop without logging in, the secure checkout will still require a login.
It is kept for 120 days. But is refreshed when you return to the site and the normal session has expired.
Third Party Cookies
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site:
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We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
The information collected is anonymous and does not identify a visitor. The data includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.
On most occasions, we embed feeds from Twitter on this site. Twitter may cookies to better understand how you interact with their services, to monitor aggregate usage by Twitter users and web traffic routing to their services. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases, this may impact your ability to use Twitter.
We hope you find this content useful. Please remember that it’s intended as general information only. It’s not legal advice.