What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
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Turning Off Cookies:
You can opt-in and opt-out of all cookies, except strictly necessary cookies by clicking on the buttons below (changes apply after you navigate to a next page):
If you wish to turn Cookies off, you can do so by amending your browser settings. However, by turning them off you may limit the functionality of ours and every other website you visit, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
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It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
Cookies used on this website
We use a range of Cookies on this website to improve its performance and provide you with a better experience. Some of these cookies as classed as ‘Third Party Cookies’ and have been placed on our website by social media plug in’s. We advise you to read these third-party cookie policies.
We have categorised the cookies used on the website using the ICC UK Cookie guide, please see below.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
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These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
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