Cookie Policy

We understand that it's important to be transparent with our visitors about any cookies that we use whilst you are visiting our website. And now, all websites hosted in European Union member countries should be displaying a cookie policy notice such as this one since an EU law making compulsory the prominent display of such a notice came into effect in the United Kingdom on 26 May 2012.

What are cookies?

Almost all websites use cookies, and many websites would not function without them. For example, Internet banking would not be possible without cookies, nor would playing videos on YouTube, and nor would free web-based email services such as Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail function without those sites placing cookies on your computer.

Cookies are a small piece of information held in a text file on your computer and that are put there by the websites you may be visiting. They are generally used to store information about your visit to that website, allowing it to know when you return or remember details about your visit.

For more information about cookies, please visit AboutCookies.org - FAQ.

Cookies We're Using

Cookie NameDescription
cookieNotice Used to remember if you've read and closed the Cookie Policy notice on the main website.
__utma Used by Google Analytics to see what web-browser the visitor is using, this helps tailor the site for different users.
__utmb Used by Google Analytics to toggle the number of visits and pages our visitors view, so we can see how popular our site, or specific pages are.
__utmc Used by Google Analytics to check the session state.
__utmz Used by Google Analytics to see where our visitors came from, so we know if anyone is putting links to us on their websites.
ASPSESSIONID* Classic ASP Session. This cookie is used to track important logical information for the smooth operation of the site, such as your shopping basket items.

Areas of the site requiring a login

By accepting the use of login functionality, without exception, you must explicitly agree to the setting of specific cookies, which allow areas controlled by the login to function.

Opt-out of cookies

If you don't want us, or any other website, to store cookies while you are visiting it, you can disable cookies in your browser settings. Be aware though that on some websites this can disrupt the full browsing experience and could disable website features.

For the most common browsers there is often a Settings or Preferences tab under the main menu that allows the control of cookies. Please check your browser's own help files for specific instructions, as each browser is slightly different.

Privacy policy

For more information on what details we may use and how we may use them, please view this website's own privacy policy, link located in the site footer.