What is a cookie?
A cookie is a way that web servers communicate with web browsers, allowing web servers to collect information from web browsers.
There are two types of Cookies; “persistent” and “session”. “Persistent” cookies will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until either its set expiry date, or until the user deletes it. “Session” cookies expire at the end of the user’s session when the web browser is closed. We use both persistent & session cookies on this website.
To find out more about cookies generally, go to www.cookiecentral.com
First, we use them to monitor activity on and use of the website generally. This helps us to ensure that the website is as user-friendly and helpful as it can be.
Secondly, we use them to store information about your specific activity on the website, eg, to preserve information as you order, and to maintain information on such matters as your order history, etc.
From time to time we also use Hotjar to analyse use of the website. This also provides statistical information on the use of the website & cookie use; further information can be found at www.hotjar.com/cookies
Most browsers make it possible for you to disable cookies. Information on how to do this is normally available on the ‘help’ menu. You should be aware however that if you switch cookies off, this will have a negative impact on your use of this website. It will also mean that you are unable to make purchases on the website, as disabling cookies will prevent us from storing the information we need to process purchases.