What is a cookie?
- Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website.
- Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.
We have also included information on how you can opt out. Remember, these cookies are not harmful to your computer and they hold no personal or sensitive information about you, however you can still opt out of them if you wish.
The table below shows all of the cookies we and third parties use on our website. It explains what these cookies are, what they do and which third party company issues them.
Description of cookies on this website:
Our website is powered by the content management system, WordPress. This may store cookies to increase the performance of the website and allow easier and quicker navigation throughout.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.
We use a session cookie to remember basic information related to your journey through the site i.e. that you have requested storage at a specific store. The cookie holds no personal information and expires once you close your browser.
Google Display Advertising Network Cookies
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Google Adwords Conversion Tracking & Tag Manager
We use this type of conversion tracking to help us see when our adverts lead to conversions. We track when a customer completes an action on our website. This could be, for example, making a enquiry, signing up for a newsletter, clicking on a button or any other valuable action a customer can take on our website. No personal data is stored using this type of tracking.
Facebook Custom Audiences & Facebook Connect & Facebook Impressions
We use this technology to retarget, retain, acquire and measure customers that are interested in our products or services via the Facebook network. Please see the Facebook policy page for more info https://www.facebook.com/policies/ads
Google Dynamic Remarketing
Remarketing allows us to show ads to people who’ve previously visited our website letting us show previous visitors ads that contain products and services that they viewed on your website. We can then present messages tailored to our audience.
Our site uses Vimeos video hosting plug ins to serve videos to our website visitors. See more here https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Opting out of Cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of non-essential cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
One thing to note: if you opt to not allow the saving of cookies using your browser, you are likely to see the Cookie Information pop-up every time you visit most websites, as it is likely your preference will not be saved. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.