What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible and they remember your preferences so you don’t have to insert your details again and again.
There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our website and others come from third parties which place cookies on our site.
Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.
There are 3 types of Cookies used on this site. They are –
- Session Cookies
These are specific to a particular visit and carry information as you view different pages so you don’t have to re-enter information every time you change pages or attempt to checkout. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically in a short period of time like after you leave the Site or when you close your web browser.
- Persistant Cookies
These remember certain information about your preferences for viewing the site, and allow us to recognise you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them, and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration.
- Third party Cookies
These are placed by someone other than us, and may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time period set in each third-party cookie.
- Security and Authentication
Some cookie and similar technology functions are necessary and vital to ensuring that this site works properly for visitors and members, such as maintaining the security, safety, and integrity of the Site, authentication and logging into our site (including remembering permissions and consents you have granted), and ensuring the ability to securely complete transactions.
- Account and User Preferences
Some technologies are used to remember your account and preferences over time, such as remembering your account or keeping yourself logged in when returning to our site, maintaining your choices and features and how you want the site to appear, including keeping track of your country, and customising content.
- Performance and Analytics
Some technologies help provide performance data on how the Services are functioning in order to improve our site and the Services, including, for example, data on site functionality and speed to help us optimise, how the Services are used to help us improve your experience, and detecting and gathering reporting on bugs to help make our site work better.The Site and App also employ Google Analytics to help understand how the site is used by its community. For some of the advertising features listed below, like retargeting, data from Google Analytics may be combined with our first-party data and third-party cookies (like Google’s advertising cookies). To see how to opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features, see the Opt-Out section at the bottom of this policy.You can find more information on how Google Analytics works in this Google guide.
How do you change cookie preferences or block cookies?
Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.
For further information please refer to:https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/
If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.