- Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page.
- Remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it.
- Analysing how you use the Website to improve the way it works for you, to make sure that you find what you’re looking for easily, and to ensure it meets your needs.
- Monitoring the efficiency of our advertising.
1. What cookies do we use and how do we use them
1.1 Measuring Website usage
Third party cookies
We use third party cookies (i.e. Google Analytics cookies) to collect information about how people use the Website. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do things better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the Website, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your name or address so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
We use the following cookies from Google Analytics:
|1st or 3rd party
|This cookie keeps track of the number of times you visited the Website, when your first visit was, and when your last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like days and visits to purchase.
|If you login to your WordPress account, WordPress will set the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
|This cookie takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when you enter the Website.
|Upon closing the browser
|This cookie keeps track of which website you came from, what search engine you used, what link you
|clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website.
2. How to manage cookies
You have options to manage the cookies that you want to accept from this Website, which we have detailed below.
The settings of most browsers can be modified to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, although this may mean that some of the features of this Website (and other sites) will not work properly and may restrict your user experience.
These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies:
You can install a Google Analytics browser “plug in” to prevent the Website sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. More information about this can be found below.
Other useful links
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their wider use, you may find the following links of interest: