The EU has passed a new e-Privacy Directive, which was targeted for 26th May 2011, In the UK this law was held back until 26th May 2012 to allow website owners time to update their sites.

The law which applies to website owners, is aimed at disclosure and acceptance of how they use cookies and similar technologies that store information on a user's equipment such as their computer, mobile device, tablet or other internet capable device.

What should I do?

You should read this notice and any additional cookie policy for the website which explains what cookies are, which cookies are set and why. Once you have done this you can make an informed decision. Additional links on cookie information can be found at the base of this notice.

Agree :- If you wish to accept cookies and continue to use the site without the notification being displayed then click on the green thumbs up icon on the notification window and the notification will disappear. The site will create a cookie to tell it that you have agreed and should now run without the notification window.

Decline :- If you wish to decline the use of cookies on the website then you should click decline, close the browser and cease the use of the website, the cookies listed below will be deleted. Returning to the website will cause the cookie notification to be redisplayed, and the implied consent policy will become effective.

Implied consent :- By default with we will assume that cookies are OK to use unless you block cookies using the settings within your web browser. We will continue to display the notification to remind you cookies are in use. If you wish to continue use of our site but would like to block cookies you should check with the manufacturer of you web browser as to how to alter the settings to achieve this.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded to your computer when you access websites. Typically, they contain the following information: a site name and unique user ID, the duration of the cookie's abilities and effects, and a random number. As a rule, cookies cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.

When you visit a website that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your computer. The next time you visit that website, your computer checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the website. The website then notes that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. They also might record how long you spend on each page on a site, what links you click, even your preferences for page layouts and colour schemes.

Generally, the role of cookies is beneficial, making your interaction with frequently-visited sites smoother with no extra effort on your part. Without cookies, online shopping would be much harder. Without cookies, some websites will become less interactive with the cookie option turned off.

How we use cookies on

  • We use cookies to improve your experience on our websites and for functionality purposes, for example, if you choose to buy any of our products and services, you must consent to us placing a cookie on your computer;
  • We also use cookies to understand your usage of our website;
  • There are no advertising cookies on this website.

Most common cookie types.

Session cookies
These cookies expire when you close your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome). These cookies are used for various reasons, for example, remembering what you have put in your shopping basket as you browse a website. They can also be used for security to access your Internet banking or email.

Persistent cookies
These cookies are still stored on your computer after you have closed your web browser which allows your preferences on websites to be remembered. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, for example, remembering your preferences on a website (your language choice or your user name on a particular website).

First and Third Party cookies
This refers to the website placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by another website. The website you are visiting may have advertising on the page provided by a third party, and this other website will be able to set a cookie on your computer. In the main web browsers allow third party cookies by default, but this can be changed in your browsers settings to prevent this. We do not recommend turning off our First Party Cookies as this may have a negative effect on the websites operation.

There are some exemptions to the above where it is essential for a website to store information on your computer, for example, to provide a service to you that you have requested.

Web Browsers

Important: Each browser may have their own method of storing cookies on your device, if your delete or clear cookies within one browser then they may still be present within another browsers file structure. You should remove or block cookies you do not wish to use within each browser separately.

Further information can be found at and

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Type

Cookie Name


More information

Google Analytics
(First Party) - Persistent


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Site cookie acceptance
(First Party) - Persistent


This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the website. If this cookie is present and set then the user will no longer see the cookie notification warning on the website and has indicated acceptance of the sites cookie policy.

Fundamental System Cookies
(Session Cookies)


These cookies are an essential part of the ASP, ASP.NET or PHP web server application and allow us to store tempory information and settings while you are using our site, these cookies are then deleted when you close your browser. The Website may create, modify or delete any / all / or none of these cookies as required to function.

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