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What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your browser, the hard drive of your computer or your mobile device. Each cookie is unique to your web browser.
We use the following cookies on our site:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or use the shopping cart function in our online store.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. This information is anonymous – we do not collect anything that would identify a user. We combine individual user data with the rest of the visitor data and examine it as a whole to build up a picture of how the site is performing.
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. Examples of the types of cookies we use on our site include Google Analytics cookies such as:
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|2 years from set/update|
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|30 mins from set/update|
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|End of browser session|
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|6 months from set/update|
|These cookies are associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.|
Third Party Cookies
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|DSID||These DoubleClick third party cookies are used to improve advertising.|
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|NID||These are Google cookies typically written to the browser when accessing Google services||2 Years|
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|This cookie is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.|
|These cookies are usually associated with Quantcast, a digital advertising company. They provide website rankings, and the data they collect is also used for audience segmentation and targeted advertising|
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|This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics. It is a variation of the __utmt cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.|
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Third Party Cookies
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What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, www.aboutcookies.org contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
- To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
- For more information on how to control cookies, please refer to: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html
- For more information on how to delete cookies, please refer to: http://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/