How we use cookies

In Brief

Our website incorporates the use of Cookies. We believe that our use of cookies is very necessary for the smooth functioning of the website. We do not believe that they pose any threat to your personal privacy or online security.

So what are Cookies?

A Cookie is a small piece of text sent from a server computer during a browsing session. The vast majority of websites you visit will use cookies and do so to improve the user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, particularly beneficial when using a website regularly.

Here's what we think you need to know

  • We use cookies to make our website easier for you to use • We use cookies to help stop our online-forms from being used to send spam-email
  • We use cookies to monitor usage so we can spot trends and make improvements
  • We DO NOT use cookies to identify individuals (and never will)
  • We DO NOT store personal information in cookies 

Can you opt out from the use of Cookies?

When you first visit our site you will have seen a statement that explains by using this site you agree to our use of cookies according to our policy. By closing the box, we will take it that you consent to our using cookies if you continue to use our site.

Our website does not provide any functionality to stop cookies, but if you do not consent to our using cookies, then your browser options allow you to disable cookies (see http://www.about for further information).

It is important to note that, whilst most of our website will work normally, some functions that rely on cookies will be disabled. This may include using online forms or any feature that requires login.

Cookies Law

All website are required to comply with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulation 2003, as amended by The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011. These implement European Directives 2002/58/EC and 2009/136/EC. These laws are regulated in the UK by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Further information is available here:

What are cookies?

Cookies are used by websites to send information to a Users' browser and for the browser to return information to the website. Each Cookie is unique to your web browser and it will contain information such as the identification of a User session and will remember your User preferences and shopping basket contents. It may be reassuring to note that Cookies cannot be programmed, cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on your computer. However, they can be used to track users' browsing activities which was one of the major privacy concerns that prompted European and US law makers to take action.

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