‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section entitled below About cookies.
For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Essential and non-essential cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:
- used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
- strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
First and third party cookies
Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
List of Cookies Used
We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:
|Name of Cookie||Essential or Non-essential?||Type of cookie||First or Third party?||Session or Persistent?||Expiry Time||Purpose|
|SessionID#27||Essential||Functional||Third party||Session||End of browser session||Used to process PayPal payments for our website|
|PHPSESSID||Essential||Functional||First party||Session||End of browser session||Used to Maintain a logged-in status for a user between pages|
|wc_cart_hash_#||Essential||Functional||First party||Session||End of browser session||Used to recognise changes to items in your cart during a session|
|wc_fragments_#||Essential||Functional||First party||Session||End of browser session||Used to remember items stored in your cart during a session|
|_ga||Non-Essential||Analytical||First party||Persistent||2 years||Used to distinguish website visitors|
|_gat||Non-Essential||Analytical||First party||Session||End of browser session||Used to throttle the request rate|
|_gid||Non-Essential||Analytical||First party||Session||End of browser session||Generates statistical data on how a visitor uses the website|
|_paypal_storage_||Non-Essential||Functional||First party||Persistent||2 years||Used to track your Paypal session, so you don’t have to re-authenticate with Paypal if you make multiple purchases|
|_stripe_mid||Non-Essential||Functional||First party||Persistent||1 year||Used to process Stripe payments for our website|
|_stripe_sid||Non-Essential||Functional||First party||Session||End of browser session||Used to process Stripe payments for our website|
|_stripe-js-v3-features_||Non-Essential||Functional||First party||Persistent||Indefinite||Used to identify our website to Stripe and used for fraud detection. The cookies provide data that helps Stripe fraud systems recognise the patterns of fraudulent actors and stop them prior to making the purchase to help protect our business|
|akavpau_ppsd||Non-Essential||Functional||Third party||Session||End of browser session||Used to process PayPal payments for our website|
|ccConsentUser||Non-Essential||Functional||First party||Persistent||Identifier for Cookie Control Panel|
|m||Non-Essential||Functional||Third party||Persistent||10 years||Used for fraud detection. The cookies provide data that helps Stripe fraud systems recognise the patterns of fraudulent actors and stop them prior to making the purchase to help protect our business|
|nsr||Non-Essential||Functional||Third party||Session||End of browser session||Used to process Stripe payments for our website|
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 cookies for remembering the items you have placed in your shopping cart. These cookies are: wc_cart_hash_# and wc_fragments_#
– first party cookies used to maintain a logged-in status for a user between pages. These cookies are: PHPSESSID
– third party cookies used for processing PayPal payments for our website. These cookies are: SessionID#27
We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:
- Functional cookies
- Analytical (or performance) cookies
These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:
How to Accept or Reject Cookies
There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:
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
Accepting or rejecting cookies
Civic Cookie Control Tool
You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool. Our cookie control tool icon is present on the bottom left of each page of our website and allows users to turn on or off different categories of cookies.
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
You can opt in to us using web beacons in our marketing emails by providing your written consent to our follow up confirmation email after you have signed up to receive our marketing emails.
You can opt out of our use of web beacons in our marketing emails by replying to the contact details provided in our marketing emails.
European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Tool
You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe from showing you interest based ads by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com, selecting your country, clicking ‘Your Ad Choices’, then locating Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the ‘Off’ option.
Copyright, Credit and Logo
The copyright in this Cookies Policy is either owned by, or licensed to, us and is protected by copyright laws around the world and copyright protection software.