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Accessibility | Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

This website, along with most other major websites, uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer by the websites that you visit.  They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies help improve your visit to our website by helping with the following:

  • Remembering settings, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • Remembering information you have given so you don't need to keep entering it
  • Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer and we do not store personally identifiable information in cookies we use on this website.

We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with UK legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy using our website.

The cookies we use on this website:

  • Session Cookies. These are temporary cookies, which only exist until you close the browser you are using to access the website.
  • Persistent Cookies. These are cookies, which remain in your cookie file after you have visited our website. These cookies help us identify you when you return to our site.

What do we use cookies for?

None of the cookies used on our websites collect personally identifiable information about you.

We employ cookies for the following purposes:

  • Maintaining user preferences. If our website has a link to allow you to view the site with a larger font size or without images for improved accessibility then a cookie will be set to allow that preference to remain between page visits and on your future return to the website.
  • Monitoring our website traffic. We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. Find out more about how these cookies are used visit the Google Privacy site.  To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
  • To allow certain functions and to help you navigate the website efficiently
  • Session management

Cookies set by this site

Cookie name Cookie type Functionality of cookie
PHPSESSID Session This cookie is used by the PHP scripting language to allow SESSION variables to be saved on the webserver. This cookie is essential for the operation of this website.
cartID Session This cookie allows us to retain products included in your shopping basket. This cookie is essential for the operation of this website.
graphics_mode Persistent If you choose not to view this website with images then this choice is saved in the graphics_mode cookie until you opt to switch the display of images back on
sm Persistent This cookie allows us to check if a visitor has already been offered the opportunity to take a short survey.
ichCookieAuth Persistent This cookie allows us to track your preference for our use of cookies. It allows us to block certain cookie based functions and to only display the cookie preference bar on your first visit to the site. This cookie is essential for the operation of this website

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Persistent  These cookies are set by Google to allow us to track the use of the site. These cookies are not set if you switch off cookies for this site.

Further information about cookies can be found at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's website www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies set by Third Party sites

The content of this website is updated regularly, and we may embed content from websites such as:

  • YouTube
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  • Flickr
  • AmMap
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • SurveyMonkey

As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from any of these services you may be presented with cookies from these websites. This website, the website owners and the website and software developers do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. You can use the cookie bar at the top of this site to allow or block any non essential cookies however, if you wish to restrict or block all the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your handset manual.

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