1. How and why we use cookies

1.1. This site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to make your experience more efficient and enjoyable when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our content, products and services. To find out more about how we use cookies and what benefits they bring, please take a few moments to read this Cookie Policy.

2. What are cookies?

2.1. A cookie is a small data file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (or another electronic device) when you visit our site.

2.2. Cookies are used for the reasons set out below. Please note that some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved using similar technologies (such as browser’s local storage). This Policy refers to 'cookies' throughout, however it also covers these alternate mechanisms.

2.3. The information we obtain from our use of cookies may include information about your computer (or other electronic device) such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, and personal information about you, for example when you purchase goods via our site or create an account on our site.

2.4. More information about cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

3. The types of cookies we use

3.1. We use the following cookies :

  • Essential: Necessary cookies enable core functionality of the website. Without these cookies the website can not function properly. They help to make a website usable by enabling basic functionality.
  • Marketing: Marketing cookies are used to track and collect visitors actions on the website. Cookies store user data and behaviour information, which allows advertising services to target more audience groups. Also more customized user experience can be provided according to collected information.
  • Google Analytics: A set of cookies to collect information and report about website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google.

3.2. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the cookie settings page.

3.3. We use Google Analytics in order to optimise our site and user experience. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. which uses cookies to provide us with information about the usage of our site by individual visitors, including the total number of visits, how long the visitors have stayed on our site, what pages the visitors have visited and any interactions the visitors have had with our site. Further information on Google Analytics can be found here.

4. Third party cookies on our site

4.1. We only use third party cookies from our trusted partners, who provide important functionality to our site and who help us improve our site, such Google Analytics.

4.2. Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services such as web traffic analysis services) may also set cookies on our site, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. If you want to block these external cookies, you would need to do so at the original source or through your web browser settings (see 'How you can manage your cookies' below).

5. Third party websites

5.1. When we include links on our site to other websites, please bear in mind that these third-party websites will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit on those websites. We recommend you read their policies as we are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices of third parties.

6. How you can manage your cookies

6.1. The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other electronic devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences and block cookies for our site or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.

6.2. However, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve the functionality of our site. If you choose to block our use of cookies, you may not be able to access all or certain parts of our site.

6.3. More information about how to disable cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.

7. Google Analytics

7.1 You can opt-out of Google Analytics by following the instructions provided by Google here.

8. More about your privacy

8.1. The information we obtain from the use of cookies will, to the extent that it is considered to be personal data, be used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We do not share your personal data with other third parties except to the extent set out in our Privacy Policy. Third parties may also process your personal data on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions to provide services to us (such as hosted IT systems, payment providers and data analytics). To find out more about how we protect your privacy when using our website, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

This policy was last updated in October 2021.