Cookies in use on this site, and how they Benefit You
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Save you having to login every time you visit the site
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
What kind of cookies do you use, and what do they do?
The following table lists the cookies used on our sites and describes their purpose:
|Technical cookies||These cookies are necessary for proper functionality in certain areas of our sites, such as enabling the e-commerce part of our sites, offering you product and pricing combinations relevant for your region, allowing us to balance the load on our servers, recording user preference for cookies usage, etc. Cookies in this category comprise both session as well as persistent cookies. Our sites may not work well or at all without these cookies; therefore these cookies are always used, regardless of user preferences. Cookies in this category are always set by our sites and not third-party domains.|
|Analytics cookies||These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our sites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our sites, make it more user-friendly and monitor that it is performing correctly. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form about your activity on our sites including the pages you visit and the webpage that referred you to our sites. Cookies in this category may be set by our sites or third-party domains. More information about certain of these cookies is available below in the anonymous identifier section.|
|3rd-party tracking cookies||These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our sites and what keywords you used to arrive at our sites, which websites you have visited, as well as the way you reached our sites. We use this information to compile reports, to help us improve our sites, and generally to tailor product and service offerings to you. These cookies may be set either by our sites or third-party domains.|
|3rd-party integration cookies||These cookies are used to integrate third-party functionality in our sites, such as YouTube™ videos, feedback forms or social media icons that allow you to share our content. Cookies in this category may be set by third parties and include, without limitation, cookies set by the following domains: YouTube.co.uk, Twitter.com, gb.Linkedin.com, plus.Google.com etc.|
More about our Cookies and Crumbs
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
- Making our shopping basket and checkout work
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Remembering your search settings
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
- Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use our app or take our survey)
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or “share” our content on the likes of Twitter, Linkedin, Google etc., if we have included sharing buttons on our site. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that you 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.
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.