What are cookies?

Cookies contain small textual information that are placed on your computer or other device for a variety of purposes; these range from enabling users to access particular parts of a website and enhancing users’ experience to obtaining information on site usage by users. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.


The law generally requires that we provide you with information on the cookies we use and obtain your consent to place those cookies on your device. By using this website, and having read this information page, you are giving us your consent to cookies being placed on your device. There are two types of cookies which are placed on your device when you first visit our site – the site operation cookie and Google Analytics cookies. Other cookies may need to be placed on your device when you choose to use certain parts of our website, such as logging in to view your account and connecting to social media via our website. Further details of cookies we use are provided below.

Should you wish to delete or control cookies, further information is provided below in the section on ‘How to control and delete cookies’. However, please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies, you may not be able to add items to your basket or access certain areas or features of our website.

The type, purpose and intrusiveness of cookies we use:

Cookie Name Purpose Intrusiveness More information
Site operation cookie PHPSESSID This temporary session cookie is essential for the normal operation of this website. Minimally intrusive The cookie is deleted once you close your browser.Details on Session IDs can be found on the PHP website.
Site cart cookie CartID This 24 hour cookie allows you to add items to your cart. Minimally intrusive This encrypted cookie stores your cart ID and expires after 24 hours from last use.
Google Analytics __utma
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. Minimally intrusive __utmc is a session cookie, deleted at the end of your sessions. All others are persistent cookies expiring 2 years, 30 minutes, 2 years and 6 months respectively.More information can be found on the Google Analytics website.
Test Cookie *_test_cookie This cookie is used to establish whether your browser is accepting cookies Minimally intrusive The cookie is deleted once you close your browser.
Cookie Message CookieMessage This cookie is used to establish whether you have been shown the header banner about cookies Minimally intrusive The cookie is deleted one month after your last visit.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally-identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, 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 machine as well as more general information about cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies will impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.