Our use of cookies

This website ( uses cookies to improve your experience, by enabling the website to ‘remember’ you, both for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) and for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

What are cookies?

Cookies are small, simple, text files that are stored on your computer’s or mobile device’s web browser by a website’s server, and that are unique to your browser. Only the website server that placed the cookie on your browser has access to read or amend the contents of that cookie. Cookies contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the website name. Cookies allow websites to your preferences, what’s in your shopping basket and other useful things that make using the website easier. For example, if websites didn’t use cookies, then you would have to enter your login details every time you moved to another page on the website, as the website would think you were a new visitor on each page.

First party cookies

We use first party cookies (i.e. cookies set by this website, to manage your basket, your login and your preferences. In general these cannot be disabled, as to do so would impair the use of this website significantly. They do not store any personal information, and are not shared with any other party.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by other websites that run content on our website. Cookies that we set ourselves are known as “first party cookies”. We use third party analytics software, such as Google Analytics, to understand how visitors behave on our website, and this requires the use of cookies. These cookies do not have access to any personal data about you.

Third Party cookies are also used to manage embedded services such as YouTube.

We do not have any third party advertising on our website, and therefore we do not use any third party cookies that would enable advertisers to track your behaviour or target their advertising.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
Our use of cookies is designed to minimise intrusion whilst enhancing your experience. However, if you prefer, it is possible to block or delete third party cookies on our website. It isn’t possible to block cookies that would impair the use of the website (such as for logging in or remembering your basket contents).