Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer's or device's hard drive, through your web browser, to enable our systems to recognise you and provide shopping features such as recommend products and loyalty discounts, as well as storing items in your shopping basket between visits. The law allows us to collect and use this information for these purposes pursuant to our legitimate interests of operating a commercial business and providing high quality web services. The help menu in most browsers will tell you how to:
prevent your browser from accepting new cookies;
have the browser let you know when you receive a new cookie; and
disable cookies altogether.
Cookies make websites work better
Cookies are small text files placed on your device by websites or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to companies, which help in all sorts of ways. For you, it means you can use the site more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. For us, cookies help us to analyse how our customers interact with our website, so we can make improvements.
We use three types of cookies on our site:
- session cookies that are deleted after each visit, they do not store any personal data and are deleted once you close your browser;
- permanent cookies that remain on your device after you have finished your browser session. These cookies allow us to recognise you and remember your preferences next time you visit our site, and
- third party cookies that are used by our approved business partners.
Certain cookies are necessary for you to use our websites whereas other cookies, while not essential, do help to improve your experience while using our site. You can delete the cookies via your browser at any time if you wish to, please see below for more information on how to do this, but this will restrict the functions that you're able to carry out on our sites.
Our cookies fall into the following categories:
Strictly necessary cookies:
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site. These will usually be session cookies.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This means that you do not need to log in each time you visit our site.
These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This information will be used by us and third parties to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Social media 'plug-ins' for Facebook and Twitter gather information for tracking purposes. This includes the ability to track a user across devices for advertising purposes, in line with the terms of each social-media platform.
You can accept or block cookies