Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.
Third party cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Here’s some more information about some of the main individual cookies we use and the purposes we use them:
We use Google to better understand our users’ needs so that we can improve our visitor experience, as well as signpost potential visitors to our website. We also use it to show you a map of our location.
Google uses analytics cookies, user cookies (to help protect your privacy and ensure your browsing activities remain safe) and those that serve the ads that it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.
Our website embeds videos or include links from YouTube. When visiting any of our pages with content from YouTube these cookies may be presented. Expiration of these cookies depends on the cookies used (generally, between 6 months – 2 years). Learn more about YouTube.
Twitter provides real time updates from across the globe on the latest trending stories, ideas and opinions from the Twitter accounts or hashtags that you choose to follow. We make it easier for you to share our website content over Twitter as well as update you with our own news on Twitter. Learn more about Twitter.
- Facebook and Instagram
Facebook helps you stay in touch with your network through your website/mobile application. Because we include a link for you to view our Facebook profiles through our website, Facebook includes an advertising cookie on the website. These cookies expire after two months. Instagram was acquired by Facebook in September 2012 and they share information with each other. We use Instagram to show photos and allow you to share that content. Learn more about Facebook and Instagram.
We may update this policy from time to time so you may want to check it each time you visit our website. This policy was updated on 13th August 2021.