What is a Cookie file?
A Cookie is small data file, which is sent to your computer from our website. The cookies are used for a variety of different purposes, which include the following:
• They can keep track of potential purchases you may wish to place in your shopping basket.
• They can remember your details for when you return to our website.
• They can help us to discover whether our marketing strategy is being successful, or not.
Types of Cookie Files
If you have an account with us, “session cookies” are used when you visit our website, and go to the “My Account” page. A session cookie expires when you log off our website.
Tracking Cookies are not deleted when you leave our website, we use them to keep track of which areas, pages, or goods on our website that you may visit. This information helps us to build a profile of your browsing habits. By collecting this data we can ensure our website meets the requirements of our customers.
In some circumstances, we may have an agreement for third parties to set cookies whilst you visit our website. We only allow this with carefully monitored and selected suppliers. This information is used for general tracking or analytical purposes only.
Our Cookies File Policy
Some areas of our website are personalised, and we are therefore only able to provide this service in full, if you accept cookies on your tablet, computer or smart phone.
The cookie file will not hold sensitive data about you, for example payment details, or even you name and address. The cookie will only store a key, that when you have signed in, is then linked to this information.
Below are details of the main cookie files we use, and the reasons we use them.
If you use our website, then you are deemed to have provided consent to the use of our cookie files being sent to your computer.
Security against Viruses
Computer viruses cannot be passed to your computer through the use of our cookies.
Cookies are only stored on a computer's hard drive, but they do not access the information on the hard drive and therefore it cannot read information held on the drive.
More Information About Cookies
You can find additional information on cookie files by visiting either www.aboutcookies.org or www.cookiecentral.com
How to Managing Cookie Files
Setting Browser Preferences
You the user, has the opportunity to change the browser settings on your computer, to any of the following preferences:
• Automatically accept cookies
• Automatically notify you if a cookie is issued
• Do not accept cookies at any time
You have the option of turning off our cookies by going to your browser, and typing "Cookie" in the "help" section, if you choose to do this, please be aware that this may restrict the services our website provides. You can browse our website with cookies turned off; this simply means you are doing this anonymously, until you register with us to receive our services.
How To Enable Cookie Files
If you need help to find out which type, or version, of internet web browser you are using, then see below.
If you are using a PC: Select the 'Help' option at the top of browser window, then select the 'About' option.
For Apple Macs: Open the browser window and then click on the menu, again select the “About” option.
Checking if Cookies are Enabled if Using Mozilla Firefox:
In your browser window, firstly click on 'Tools' at the top, and then select Options. Secondly choose Privacy, then Cookies, then 'allow sites to set cookies'.
Checking if Cookies are Enabled if Using Internet Explorer:
In your browser window, firstly click on 'Tools' at the top, and then select Options. Secondly choose Privacy. Privacy should be set to Medium or lower, this will accept cookie. If the privacy setting is above medium, this will not allow cookies to be accepted.
Checking if Cookies are Enabled if Using Google Chrome:
In your browser window, firstly click on 'Tools' at the top, and then select Options. Select “Under the Hood” and locate the “Privacy” option. Choose the “Content Settings” and then “Allow local data to be set”.
Checking if Cookies are Enabled if Using Safari:
Go to the top of the browser window and click on the cog, select “Preferences, Security, select the option “‘Block third-party and advertising cookies' then select “Save”.
Checking Cookies are Enabled for Macs:
• 1. Select 'Menu' found at the top of the browser window and choose 'Settings'
• 2. Select 'Preferences', then select 'Advanced'
• 3. Finally select 'Accept cookies' option
Using Internet Explorer
• 1. Select 'Explorer' found at the top of the browser window and choose 'Preferences' from the options listed
• 2. Scroll down to Receiving Files and select 'Cookies'
• 3. Click on the 'Never Ask' option
• 1. Select 'Safari' found at the top of the browser window and choose 'Preferences' from the options listed
• 2. Then click on 'Security' followed by 'Accept cookies'
• 3. Click on 'Only from site you navigate to'
Using Mozilla and Netscape
• 1. Select 'Mozilla' or 'Netscape' found at the top of the browser window and choose 'Preferences' from the options listed
• 2. Under 'Privacy & Security', select cookies
• 3. Choose 'Enable cookies for the originating web site only'