Cookies Policy

Cookies

When you visit our website, some browsing related information is likely to be recorded on your computer, notepad or smart phone in files called "cookies". Please note that cookies do not store your personal information.

We use cookies to offer a more personalised experience with your preferences. In this way, you will not have to provide the same information every time you visit our website. Cookies are also used to improve the performance of the site, as they make the purchase process easier and help you find specific itemsquickly. Cookies may also help ensure that the online marketing is more relevant to you and your interests.

By using this site you accept the terms of our cookie and privacy policies. Our cookie and privacy policies were last updated on 7th October 2020. 


What are Cookies?

Cookies are small encrypted text files which ask permission to be placed on your computer's/mobile device’s hard drive. These files are accessed by our website each time you make a return visit or navigate between pages on the site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

There are a number of different types of cookies in operation on the site, each of which has a separate function. 

Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details but they allow us to access this information once you have signed in to your account. 


Types of Cookies Explained

Depending on the entity managing the domain from where cookies are sent and the data obtained are processed, two types of cookies can be distinguished: own cookies and third-party cookies. There is also a second classification according to the time they remain stored on the customer’s browser, distinguishing between session cookies or persistent cookies.

Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies depending on the purpose for which the data obtained are processed: operational & functional cookies, customisation cookies, analytics cookies, advertising cookies and performance cookies

Operational & Functional Cookies: These cookies are essential in order to browse our website and use the features within it. These operational cookies use technical data, without which the site will not operate correctly and are designed to make your browsing of our site easier.  Without these cookies, services that are necessary for you to use our site, such as access to secure areas, cannot be provided.

Analytics cookies: These cookies collect information about how people use our website, for example, which pages are most frequently visited, how people are moving from one link to another and if they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All information collected by these cookies is grouped together with the information regarding the use that other people make of our website anonymously. These cookies generally provide us with analytical information about the performance of our website and how we can improve it. The website uses Google Analytics as a tool, a web analytics service developed by Google that allows the measurement and analysis of browsing on the websites. You can find more information about this and disable the use of these cookies at Google Analytics Protection of your data.

Performance Cookies: These cookies help us to improve your user experience by showing us how our visitors use our site. This then allows us to make the necessary changes to allow you to navigate the site more efficiently. These cookies do not identify you individually but track statistics of total user activity.

Targeting/Advertising Cookies: These allow you to receive targeted advertisements based on your interests and the information that you have accessed via our site. These cookies also limit the number of times advertisements are shown to you. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations, such as advertising partners. This means that when have you have visited our website, you may see some advertisements of our services on the Internet. Advertisements may be shown using the Google search and display network. If you wish to disable this functionality from Google on your device, please visit http://www.google.com/settings/ads. 

Customisation cookies: These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make and adapt our site to provide improved features and content. For example, these cookies may be used to remember your username, choice of language or country selection, they may also be used to remember any changes you have made to the size of the text, font and other parts of sites that can be customised.

Third Party Cookies: If you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, Facebook or Twitter, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so recommend you check these third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.


Acceptance of Cookie Policy

When you enter our site, a notice appears presenting you with the following options:

  • Accept all cookies 
  • Disable all cookies
  • Settings:  You can obtain more information about what cookies are, learn more about the Cookies Policy and modify your browser settings.

Can I Disable Cookies?

If you don't want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser settings; the Help function within your browser explains how to change these settings. You can also visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to manage cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Should you wish to you can delete or block the use of cookies in your browser settings, however some features of our websites may not work as intended.

You can delete the cookies stored on your device or alternatively you can change your privacy settings on your browser via the following links.

Google Chrome

  • Open the 'Menu' (icon) on the toolbar
  • Choose 'Settings'
  • Open 'Advanced Settings'
  • Go to the 'Privacy' section and click on 'Content Settings'
  • In the 'Cookies' section, you can choose how cookies are used when you browse using Chrome

 Mozilla Firefox

  • Open the 'Edit' menu
  • Choose 'Preferences'
  • Open 'Privacy & Security'
  • Choose 'Cookies'

 Internet Explorer

  • Open the 'Tools' menu
  • Select 'Internet Options'
  • Open the 'Security' tab
  • Choose the 'Internet' zone
  • Identify the security level 'High' for this zone
  • Click 'OK'

You can also manage the storage of cookies on your browser using tools such as the following:

  • Ghostery: Ghostery
  • Your online choices: Your Online Choices