Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie name Cookie purpose
_utma Google Analytics: stores each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit (presumably partly for double checking of this information).
_utmb Google Analytics: are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends (c expires quickly).
_utmc Google Analytics: are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends (c expires quickly).
_utmz Google Analytics: stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)

Please note that by using our site third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also place cookies on your computer, over which we have no control. These cookies are not integral to the services provided by the Website.

All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current English and EU Cookie Law.

You can choose to delete cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access to our site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

We reserve the right to change our cookie policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be posted on our site and you are deemed to have accepted the changes on your first use of our site following the alterations.