What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are stored on a user’s computer. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tells a website when the user has returned. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script that is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
What is the purpose of cookies?
Cookies make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a website to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping cart or to remember the user’s preferences or registration details for a future visit.
Cookies enable websites to monitor their users’ web surfing habits and profile them for marketing purposes (for example, to find out which products or services they are interested in and send them targeted advertisements).
The time of the expiry of a cookie can be set when the cookie is created. By default, the cookie is destroyed when the current browser window is closed, but it can be set to persist for an arbitrary length of time after that.
List of cookies used on this website
|_gid||1 day||Cookie used for Google Analytics|
|__zlcmid||1 year||Cookie used to enable chat functionality|
|_ga||2 years||Cookie used for Google Analytics|
|_gat||1 day||Cookie used for Google Analytics|
|_fbp||1 year||Cookie used for enabling Facebook Pixel functionality|
|general_cookie||session||Cookie used to determine consent|
With cookies on our website, we do not collect your personal data and cannot harm your computer, smartphone or tablet. Cookies enable our website to function and help us design and make a user experience tailored to your needs and expectations.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
Users can set their device browsers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued or not to receive cookies at any time. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set. The last of these means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website’s features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
You can also prevent Google Analytics from tracking you here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The Cookie Use Policy is valid from 01/09/2020 and can be changed or amended at any time.