and the law.
demands that users of the site are given the
opportunity to understand what cookies are and how
they are being used, and that they consent to
cookies being stored on their computers, laptops,
tablets, mobile phone or any other electronic device
where cookies may be downloaded.
This policy is designed to work in conjunction with
Acceptable Use policies which form part of our
Terms and Conditions.
A cookie is a small text file which is usually made
up of both numbers and letters which downloads to
your device when you visit a website for the first
time. Typically, these files contain the following
information: the name of the site, a unique user ID,
the duration of the cookies ability and effect and
an additional random number. In most instances, a
cookie will not reveal or disclose your personal
identity or any identifying information or data.
The next time you visit that same website, your
device will check to see if it contains any related
cookie(s), and sends any data they have collected
back to the website. The website will then determine
whether or not you have visited before and in some
cases, will tailor what you see on the screen to
take that fact into account. Some cookies may also
record how long your visit lasts, what pages you
visit, how long you spend on the pages you visit,
which links you click on, and in some cases, they
may also record your page layout, screen size and
colour scheme preferences.
In general, cookies are beneficial when interacting
with websites that you visit frequently and they
help websites run more smoothly without extra input
or effort on your part.
Some websites can be less interactive and harder to
use if you have opted out of allowing its cookie(s)
to download to your device or if cookie options are
Common Cookies and how they are used.
The most commonly used cookies are:
– Session Cookies close automatically when you close
your devices website browser and are used for
various reasons including remembering items you’ve
added to your online shopping basket and may also be
used when accessing secure websites such as online
banking and email accounts.
– Persistent Cookies remain on your device even
after you have closed your website browser. They are
used for a number of reasons including remembering
your preferences when visiting websites frequently,
including user names, chosen language and preferred
First Party Cookies
– First Party Cookies are cookies placed on your
computer by the website you are visiting.
Third Party Cookies –
Third Party Cookies are placed on your computer by a
different website to the one you are visiting,
usually through the use of advertising. If the site
you are visiting advertises products or services for
a third party website, then that website may also
place cookies on your device. Third Party Cookies
are usually allowed by default, though this option
can be changed in your web browsers settings.
There are some exceptions where cookies may need to
store information on your device. This is often the
case when cookies are used to provide a service you
how our website is used in order for us to tailor
its content, presentation, usability and
functionality in order to improve the overall user
For more information on Cookies, what they are and
how they are used, please visit