Cookies are small packets of information stored by a web browser on your computer. There are two main types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies are removed from your computer when you close your browser and are used, for example, to store information about the items in your shopping basket. Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until they are deleted or reach their expiry date. This type of cookie is often used to anonymously track activity on a website, so that the website owner can see how the website or the user experience can be improved.
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 our shopping cart or make use of our e-billing services.
These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website, and to see how visitors move around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for.
These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, for example, we may greet you by name and remember your preferences.
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We may use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.
De-activating and blocking cookies
Advertising cookies can be de-activated by visiting the advertiser’s consumer page, on which you can manage which cookies you wish to allow or refuse.
Most browsers allow you to block cookies on your computer by accessing the browser settings and then selecting which cookies you wish to allow or block. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, including the essential cookies, it will have a negative impact on the way our website works and may result in you not being able to access all or parts of our website.