- About cookies
- List of cookies used
- Essential cookies
- Non-essential cookies
- How to accept or reject cookies
- Copyright, credit and logo
What are cookies?
We use “cookies” to enhance the functionality of our Internet site and to make its use more convenient for you. When you enter our website, these “cookies” may be used to store data on your computer. You can adjust the settings on your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer. However this may limit the functionality of our website.
Cookies will be stored on your computer when you are using this website. Cookies are small text files, which are stored on your hard drive in connection with the browser software you use and from which the body (in this case us) setting the cookie, will receive specific information. Cookies cannot execute programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. They simply serve the purpose of making the overall internet offering more user-friendly and effective.
These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:
- [first party session cookies to remember your input when you fill in an online form over several pages on our website. These cookies are: [woocommerce_cart_hash].
- [first party session cookies for remembering the items you have placed in your shopping cart. These cookies are: [woocommerce_cart_hash].
- [first party session cookies to identify and authenticate you when you log into our website so you do not need to repeatedly enter your login information. These cookies are: [wp_woocommerce_session_].
- How to opt out of essential cookies
Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.
You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.
For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies
We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:
Analytical (or performance) cookies
Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:
We use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on, your location (based on your IP address).
The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are:
Each of these has a different role, as well as a different way of expiring. Every cookie, not only Google Analytics cookies, either expires when the browser closes or when it reaches its expiration date.
__utma is used to track each unique visitor to the website. As soon as you access the website, the __utma cookie will associate a unique Client ID. This means that every time you come back to the website through the same browser, Google Analytics cookies will know it
__utmb to keep track of each visit
__utmb is the cookie that keeps track of timeouts and the number of page views the website gets. It also records the start time of each visit.
This cookie expires at the end of 30 minutes of inactivity on the site. However, if you go to a new page, then it will be refreshed and the 30 minutes countdown will start over.
__utmc to manage sessions
__utmc has one purpose: keeping track of the website sessions. As soon as your visit ends, and you close the browser, __utmc will record this as one session.
__utmz Tracks where you coming from, in terms of channel.
This cookie expires every six months and is only refreshed if your source for accessing the website changes, for example if you switch from accessing the site from web browser to via Instagram.
These cookies are persistent cookies and the information we collect using analytical cookies is collected on an anonymised basis.
For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
How to accept or reject cookies
To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.
You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org
You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
- Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:
- unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
- switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).
Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
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