Privacy & Cookies


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are extremely common and most websites use them in order to improve your user experience. They allow the website to remember useful information such as what's in your shopping basket and whether you are currently logged in. Information provided by cookies can also help the website owner analyse your use of their website, which is an important part of being able to provide you with a better user experience. Cookies stay active for differing lengths of time depending on their purpose.

How our website uses cookies

Our website uses cookies as sparingly as possible. Below is a list of the cookies that may be stored on your computer or mobile device when visiting From time to time we may make changes to this list as we introduce or remove functionality from our website. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. If you have chosen to disable cookies, you will still be able to browse the website, search for products and read content, but some functions such as logging in and purchasing products may be unavailable.

Name of Cookie Function Purpose Expires
PHPSESSID Online shopping This cookie is used to enable the website to recognise that the same user is clicking from page to page. Without it, every page would be treated as the first visit to the site, and anything added to the shopping basket would be instantly forgotten, making online shopping impossible. When you close your browser
session Log in This cookie is created with a copy of the initial session ID so that users can be classed as "returning" and the contents of their shopping basket will still be available. If the user signs in with an email address and password, these login details are are also saved (the password is encrypted) so that they can remain logged in when returning. If the user signs out, their login details are removed from the cookie. 12 months

Like many websites, we use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our website and to identify any problems such as broken links. Google Analytics stores information about the pages of our website that you visit, how long you are on our site, how you got here and what you clicked on. We do not store your personal information, so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our data. Google provides more details on the Google privacy and cookie policy page. Below is a summary of the cookies on this website that are used by Google Analytics:

Name of Cookie Function Purpose Expires
_utma Website analytics This cookie stores the number of visits you make to our website, plus the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. 2 years
_utmb Website analytics This cookie is used to check approximately how long you stay on our site: when your visit starts, and approximately when it ends. 30 minutes
_utmc Website analytics This cookie operates in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. When you close your browser
_utmz Website analytics This cookie stores information on how the site was reached (e.g. via direct method, a referring link, a website search or a campaign such as an ad or email link). 6 months

How do I change my cookie settings?

Cookies are normally enabled by default on your computer or mobile device. Without them, your experience on will be limited and you will not be able to purchase products. If you would prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from or any other website, you can use your web browser to do this. Each browser is different, so please check its "Help" menu to learn how to change your cookies preferences. Alternatively you can visit for more information.

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