Cookie Policy

About cookies

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 mainly used, for example, to store information about the items in your shopping basket.

Conversely, persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until they are deleted or when they reach their expiry date. This type of cookie is often used to anonymously track your activity on a website so the website owner can analyse the data to see if there are ways they can improve their website.

There are many reasons why a website may use cookies, however, the important thing to know about them is they are harmless.

Our use of cookies and similar technologies

We use cookies and similar technologies for several purposes, including:

Storing your preferences and settings

Settings that enable our products to operate correctly or that maintain your preferences over time may be stored on your device. We also save preferences, such as language, browser and multimedia player settings, so those do not have to be reset each time you return to the site.

Security

We use cookies to detect fraud and abuse of our websites and services.

Storing information you provide to a website

When you provide information on our website, we store the data in a cookie to remember the information you have added.

Social media

Our website will include social media cookies, including those that enable users who are logged in to the social media service to share content via that service.

Analytics

In order to provide our services, we may use cookies and other identifiers to gather usage and performance data. For example, we use cookies to count the number of unique visitors to a web page and to develop other statistics about the operation of our services. This includes cookies from us and from third-party analytics providers.

Performance

We use cookies for load balancing to ensure that our website remains up and running.

Cookies used by us

JOOMLASESSIONID
This is a session cookie set by this site’s Content Management System (CMS), Joomla, which is used when an admin user logs into the CMS control panel.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS (_GA)
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog. Neither we nor Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

A mixture of both persistent and session cookies are used to enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to this site and to track the pages that you visit during your session.

More information about Google’s policies can be read at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

_ga
Used to distinguish users

Duration: 2 years

_gid
Used to distinguish users

Duration: 24 hours

_gat
Used to throttle request rate

Duration: 1 minute

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, however, blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

Managing cookies for each browser differs, so we have provided links to more detailed information for some of the more popular browsers:

Internet ExplorerFirefox
SafariChrome
Opera

You can opt out of data collection or use by some of these analytics providers by clicking the following links:

AppsFlyer: www.appsflyer.com/optout
Flurry Analytics: https://termsfeed.com/blog/privacy-policy-flurry/
Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (requires you to install a browser add-on)
Mixpanel: mixpanel.com/optout
Nielsen: http://www.nielsen.com/policy/en/cookie-policy.html
Omniture (Adobe): https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
Visible Measures: https://www.visiblemeasures.com/viewer-settings-opt-out/
WebTrends: https://kb.webtrends.com/articles/Information/Opting-out…