A cookie is a small file which allows web applications to respond to the user as an individual. Cookies do NOT store sensitive or personally identifiable information, such as name, address or credit card details.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but users can modify their browser settings to decline cookies. We understand that some browsers and screen readers do not support cookies and some users may choose not to accept them. In these instances we are committed to offering complete support for cookie-less shopping.
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
We ask you to support us by allowing these cookies which ultimately help us to offer you the service we do at the price we do. You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
More about our cookies
- Making our shopping basket and checkout work
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Remembering your search settings
- Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
- Seeing how you use our site to improve our services and website
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither advertisers, our advertising partners nor us can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. It is worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.
Cookies we use:
- to track your recently viewed items
- to understand purchase history
- to market products on your preference
You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit.
We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our site. We are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised.
We have a number of partners who promote our service on a success-only basis. Cookies are required to allow us to reward these partners and these cookies are usually provided by specialist companies (known as affiliate networks). Neither us, the networks, or the partner advertising or recommending our services are able to identify you personally.
Turning off Cookies
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.