Cookie policy

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic devices) when you access our website.  We use cookies to:

  • make our website easier to use
  • help stop online forms from being used to send spam emails
  • monitor usage so we can spot trends and make improvements
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic devices such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, we do not use cookies to identify you personally or to store personal information.  We only collect personal information about you where you voluntarily provide it (e.g. by completing an online form).

We believe that our use of cookies is necessary for the smooth functioning of the website.  We do not believe that they pose any threat to your personal privacy or online security and we recommend that you indicate that you will “allow” cookies.  If you “disable” cookies the interactive functions of the website will not operate. For example, data-submission via forms, as well as user-registration, user-login, and many other features of the website cannot work fully without using cookies.

Details of our cookies

The cookies we use on our site fall into four categories:

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to collect anonymised information about how visitors use our website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.  We use these cookies to help improve how our website works.

 _ga  Used to distinguish users (long term).
 _gat  Used to throttle request rate.
 _gid  Used to distinguish users (short term).

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features.

shown_new_offers Used on the customer dashboard page to stop the user from seeing the “new offers available” message. Expires after 30 minutes.
cookie_notice_accepted Check if cookies have been accepted.

Consent

There is a notice on our home page which describes how we use cookies and which also provides a link to this cookies policy.  If you use this website after this notification has been displayed to you we will assume that you consent to our use of cookies for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website.  For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.