What are cookies

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer or handheld device when you visit certain web pages. There are different types of cookies which are used to do different things, such as letting you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering preferences you have given a website, and improving your overall experience. Some cookies are allocated to your computer only for the duration of your visit to a website, and these are called session based cookies. These automatically expire when you close down your browser.

Our website's cookies

The cookies used by our website do not contain any of your personal information, and we can't use them to find out who you are. We use cookies to help us deliver a quality website and to improve your online shopping experience. The cookies are used mainly to keep track of your current shopping session. These cookies are necessary for you to be able to use our website without issue.

Google reCAPTCHA cookie

This website is protected by reCAPTCHA. reAPTCHA is a google service that helps protects websites from spam and malicious or automated software by telling human and bots apart. a reCAPTCHA cookie will be added to the user's browser.

Part of the data which Google collects with Recaptcha is:

  • All cookies set by Google in the last 6 months
  • A complete snapshot of the user’s browser window at that moment in time will be captured
  • The number of mouse clicks/touches you’ve made on that screen
  • The CSS information for that page
  • All Javascript objects
  • The exact date
  • The language in which the browser is set
  • Browser plugins

How to control cookies

We currently operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either delete our cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage (private browsing) setting. You will still be able to browse our website and use it for research purposes.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser lets you choose whether to accept, not to accept or to be warned before accepting cookies; the Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.