What are cookies?
Why do you need my cookies?
There's a variety of cookies we use on our site, think of it as a delicious computer-y selection box. Here are some that we use and why we use them:
Strictly necessary cookies- These are cookies that are required to limit the amount of hiccups on our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or to make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies- These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how you are getting on with our site. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that you're able to find what you need quickly and easily.
Functionality cookies- These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, give you a warm welcome back and remember your preferences (for example, your username, password, preferred language or currency).
Targeting cookies- These cookies track your visit on our website, the services you use, the pages you have visited and the links you have liked and interacted with. With your help and this information, we will tailor your online experience so that the content you see will be more suited to you. For this purpose, we may share this data with third parties - but not for anything bad. This will give us a helping hand if we have advertisements on other sites in order to track their progress and to help us understand the number of times our ad has been viewed, or whether our website was visited after viewing our ad and to see the links that were followed to get where you'd like to go.
This information is used to understand and analyse trends, to keep the site under control, to learn about you guys, our customers, and to improve our product and services. This information may be used in our marketing and advertising services.
I don't want your cookies, do I have to accept?
Not at all. Bear in mind this isn't obligatory, so if you don't want cookies you can block them. That's right, hard to believe but you might actually turn down cookies! In order to do this, you can adjust the settings on your browser to refuse the settings of many or all cookies (see below for some handy links on how to do this). However, blocking these cookies may affect the way the website works and could make things a little bumpy.
Don't worry, cookies aren't for life and will expire after a maximum of 30 days. If you still want to delete our cookies, follow any of these guides for your browser of choice: