Cookies – how we use them

Our website uses “cookies”, small pieces of data that are stored by your web browser software in order for certain parts of the website to function correctly. By using our website, you give consent for us to send cookies to your browser.

This page will highlight how we use cookies on this website. For more information about how we use your personal data, please read our Privacy Policy.

Why are cookies important?

Cookies help us to provide you with the best experience when using our website. Some cookies are vital to the operation of our website, such as remembering login details or shopping basket contents. Most interactive websites (including e-commerce websites) would not be able to function at all without using cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are short strings of information that are stored by your browser and sent to our server each time you request a page. Each website stores its own set of cookies in your browser, and your browser will only send cookies associated with the website being requested (though if a website embeds data from another website, such as tracking scripts or social network links, the browser will send cookies from those websites when requesting the external data).

What do we use cookies for?

Our website uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • Website analytics (i.e. anonymous statistics that help us to understand how visitors use our website) 
  • Allowing you to stay logged in during your visit
  • Storing the contents of your shopping basket and other information relating to the checkout procedure
  • Remembering your login credentials between visits, if you select this option during login
  • Displaying remote content from other websites (e.g. videos)
  • Remembering that you have seen our cookie message

The following tracking cookies may be set by third parties:

  • Disqus, if you use the commenting feature on our blog
  • Google, to allow us to detect automated scripts using reCAPTCHA and for website analytics (i.e. anonymous statistics that help us to understand how visitors use our website)
  • Google, Facebook and Twitter, to allow us to track our marketing activities

How can you opt out of receiving cookies from our website?

You can choose whether to allow marketing cookies/tracking using the tickbox below:

Allow marketing cookies

To opt out of other cookies used on our site, you can change your browser’s settings so that it does not allow cookies. However, doing so will prevent you from using certain parts of our website, such as placing an order.

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available on the ICO website.

To opt out of targeted advertising, visit to use their opt-out tool AND enable the “Do Not Track” feature in your web browser.

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