What are Cookies ?
data files which are placed on your computer or other mobile or handheld
device (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse this website.
They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses this
website. The cookies are essential to the effective operation of our
website and to enable to you shop with us online. For example, in order to place an order, the website must be able to 'remember' the products placed in your basket as it takes you through to the checkout section so are necessary for a successful transaction.
When someone visits our site we also collect standard internet log
information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to
find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of
the site. This information allows us to ensure we are providing the required product range etc.
We collect this information in a way which does not identify
anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those
visiting our website.
We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
What are cookies used for?
The main purposes for which cookies are used are:-
1) For technical purposes essential to effective operation of this website, particularly in relation to on-line transactions.
For further information about cookies and how to disable them visit www.allaboutcookies.org
2) Google Analytics - To collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
We do this through Google Analytics.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
How do I disable cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies can be found below for the most popular browsers:-
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
Choose the menu "tools" then "Internet Options"
Click on the "privacy" tab
Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Mozilla firefox:
Choose the menu "tools" then "Options"
Click on the icon "privacy"
Find the menu "cookie" and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
Choose the menu "Files" > "Preferences" > "Privacy"
What happens if I disable cookies?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the site may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.
If you disable all cookies you will be unable to complete a purchase on this site.