Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Last Updated: Sunday, 28 August 2022 @15:56 pm

Introduction

This is our Cookie Policy, which explains how we use cookies on our website. We use cookies for a range of purposes, including to improve your user experience, enhance website functionality and monitor and analyse the usage of our website.

For detailed information about the cookies we use, please see the table at the end of this Policy.

You can manage your cookie preferences here.

This Cookie Policy is subject to, and must be read with, our Website Terms and Privacy Policy.

 

About Cookies

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small amounts of data stored by the websites you visit on your device. Cookies are stored and managed by your web browser.

Each time you visit a website (including by reloading or refreshing a webpage), the website can read the cookies it has stored on your device. The website can also place cookies on your device when you visit or interact with a website.

Cookies have many benefits, such as enabling a website to remember your login status, user preferences and shopping cart items.

Cookies can differ in a number of ways, including:

  • Duration – How long the cookie is stored on your device.

  • Origin – Where the cookie comes from.

  • Purpose - What the cookie, and the data stored in it, is used for.

 

Cookie Duration – How long will the cookie last?

All cookies have a lifespan, which is set when the cookie is saved to your device.

There are two main categories:

  • Session Cookies – Session cookies are specific to a browser session. Normally, they are removed automatically when you close your browser session. Session cookies are typically used for storing temporary data specific to that visit, where that data doesn't need to be saved for your next visit. Examples of session cookies include cookies used by the website server to manage your visit to the website.

  • Persistent Cookies – Persistent Cookies are stored on your device for longer periods of time. Normally, your browser removes them automatically once they expire. Persistent cookies are typically used to store data that need to be used across multiple visits to the website. Examples of persistent cookies include cookies that store data to save your user preferences, login information or for analytics or marketing purposes.

 

Origin – Where does the cookie come from?

Cookies can come directly from the website itself or from third-party plugins, extensions or services used by the website.

  • First-Party Cookies First-Party Cookies are cookies saved directly by the website you are visiting. For example, this might include cookies that save your login status, shopping cart items and user preferences.

  • Third-Party Cookies Third Party Cookies are cookies created by a third-party plugin, extension or service. For example, the website you are visiting may use a third-party analytics or advertising service, which places their own cookies on your device.

 

Purpose – What is the cookie for?

Cookies and the data they store are used for a wide range of purposes. Some cookies can be used for more than one purpose.

Broadly, a cookie's purpose can be grouped into the following categories:

  • Essential Cookies Essential Cookies (or Strictly Necessary Cookies) are cookies that are required for the website to function properly. Without these cookies, some features of the website might not work as expected, or at all.

  • Preference Cookies Preference Cookies (or Functionality Cookies) are cookies that store your user settings and preferences. For example, these cookies might store data about your language, currency or user interface settings. These are not strictly necessary for the website to function, but they will enhance your user experience.

  • Statistical Cookies - Statistical Cookies (or Performance Cookies) are cookies that store information to monitor user behaviour on a website. This might include remembering pages visited, clicks and search terms entered by the user. The data from these cookies are normally anonymised and aggregated, so they do not identify you or contain Personal Information. Some Statistical Cookies generate a unique identifier specific to your device, which may be considered to be Personal Information in some jurisdictions.

  • Marketing Cookies Marketing Cookies are cookies that are used to tailor advertising or marketing to be more relevant to you. For example, marketing cookies might remember whether you have seen, clicked on, or hidden, a specific advertisement or promotion. This data may be used to show advertising, promotions or marketing that is more relevant to you or your interests and measure your engagement with these campaigns.

 

How to Manage Cookies

You'll need to perform these actions for each different browser or device you use. You may also need to check & reconfigure your settings each time you update your browser software or operating system. Every browser, extension, app, operating system and device is different, so you'll need to check the "Help", "Support", "Settings" or "Privacy" information or documentation for your specific browser, extension, app, operating system or device for further information and instructions.

 

How to delete cookies

Most modern browsers allow you to manually delete cookies at any time from your Browser Settings.

Advanced users may also use the "Developer Tools" features provided by most major browsers to inspect, edit or delete specific cookies.

Remember: If you clear cookies, any data stored in those cookies (for example: saved login status, shopping cart items or user preferences) will not be retained in your browser.

 

How to disable or block cookies

If you do not wish to use cookies, you may disable them in your browser settings, or by using a browser extension or app.

You may also have options to:

  • disable or block cookies altogether;

  • disable or block cookies from a particular website;

  • disable or block third-party cookies;

  • request that websites do not track your browsing;

  • view or remove individual cookies, or all cookies for a particular website, from your device;

  • clear all cookies every time you close your browser;

  • browse websites in a “private” mode, which removes any cookies after you close your browsing session.

 

What might happen if I disable or block cookies?

Disabling or blocking cookies may break or restrict the functionality of our website and reduce the quality of your user experience. For example: you may receive less relevant information or see prompts you have already dismissed, or you might not be able to save uncompleted shopping cart items between visits.

Some features of our website might not be available or might not function as expected.

 

Further Information

To find out more about how to manage cookies, check the “Help”, “Support” or “Settings” sections in your browser, browser extension, operating system or device.

If you are part of an organisation, check with your IT support team or system administrator for further information specific to your environment.

 

Cookies we use on this Website

The table below sets out some of the cookies we may use on this website and explains their origin, duration and purpose.

 

Cookie Name

Origin

Type

Duration

Description

Google Analytics and Google Ads

First-Party and Third-Party

Statistical, Marketing

Various

We use Google’s cookies to measure and analyse website traffic, and to measure the effectiveness of and tailor our Google advertising campaigns.

This data may also be used or accessed by Google and its subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities.

For further information about how Google uses cookies, please refer to the Google Cookie Policy and the Google Analytics Technical Documentation

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First-Party (implemented by Google Analytics)

Statistical

2 years

Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and user sessions.

This data may also be used or accessed by Google and its subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities.

For further information about how Google uses cookies, please refer to the Google Cookie Policy and the Google Analytics Technical Documentation.

_gid

First-Party (implemented by Google Analytics)

Statistical

1 day

Used by Google Analytics to set a unique ID for the user and generate statistical data on website usage.

This data may also be used or accessed by Google and its subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities.

For further information about how Google Analytics uses cookies, please refer to the Google Cookie Policy and the Google Analytics Technical Documentation

_gat

First-Party (implemented by Google Analytics)

Statistical

1 day

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rates.

This data may also be used or accessed by Google and its subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities.

For further information about how Google Analytics uses cookies, please refer to the Google Cookie Policy and the Google Analytics Technical Documentation

Facebook / Meta

First-Party and Third-Party

Statistical, Marketing

Various

We use Facebook’s cookies and the Facebook Pixel to measure the effectiveness of and tailor our Facebook / Meta advertising campaigns.

This data may also be used or accessed by Facebook and its subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities.

For further information about Facebook cookies, please refer to the Facebook Cookie Policy

PHPSESSID

First-Party

Essential

7 days / Session

Stores an identifier to enable the server to manage the user’s session state and distinguish between users.

 

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