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Cookies

This policy explains what cookies we use and why we use them. We recommend that you read the policy fully. For more details about your personal data please refer to our privacy policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are a small text file that is placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you access our websites. They are not harmful to your devices (like a virus or malicious code) and allow you to use many of the useful features of our websites (like remembering your favourites).

How do we use cookies?

In the table below we set out what cookies we use on our websites and how they are used. To read the table it is useful to know the following:

Cookies have a lifetime. Some only last until you close your browser or a short time. These are called 'session cookies'. Some last longer though, for example, to enable a website to recognise you when you return to them. These are called 'persistent cookies’.

Cookies placed directly by a website owner (like us) are known as 'first party cookies' and most modern websites also use technology provided by other people/businesses, for example to provide online advertising. Cookies placed by other parties are known as 'third party cookies'.

Strictly necessary cookies

What are they? These cookies are essential to enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or electronic billing cannot be provided.

Cookie name

What is it used for?

Other information

dms_session

This is used for authentication and security purposes.

The cookie is secure and encrypted so no data can be viewed or extracted from it.

XSRF-TOKEN

This is used to prevent Cross-Site-Request-Forgery (CSRF)

This cookie stores no personal data, and is strictly intended for security purposes

Third party cookies

We include content from other websites, such as YouTube videos and give you the option to share on social media, such as Facebook. We love it when you share information from our website, but when you do, please be aware that additional cookies and similar technologies may be placed on your computer, mobile phone or tablet device from these other websites. We’re not responsible for these so please check the privacy and cookie policies of the social media networks you use for full details of what they do. Where we put YouTube videos on our website, we use cookies to capture and analyse visitor information as number of views and shares.

How can you manage cookies?

By continuing to use our websites you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To manage all cookies placed on your computer, mobile phone or tablet device through your web browser settings, please consult your browser’s guide or visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org for more information. Some browsers are more sophisticated than others in managing these technologies, so if you want greater controls, it would be worth comparing a few of them. To manage cookies on your mobile phone please refer to your user manual.

If you are particularly concerned about third party cookies, you can often opt-out directly (such as Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout). Note, these providers may use cookies to power their opt-out service, so if you change your browser settings to block all cookies, their opt-out service may cease to work and you may still receive adverts.

Our websites are designed to use cookies, so if you choose not to allow cookies you may not be able to access all of the features we provide and your experience on our website will be limited.

Updates to this cookie policy

We regularly review the cookies we and our suppliers use to continually improve our services to you. As a result, we will need to change this policy from time to time to keep it accurate and up to date. If we change this policy, we will tell you. That way you can check to see if you are happy with our new policy and adjust your browser settings if you want to before proceeding any further. Please look out for these notices in future when you are using our website.

Deleting and controlling cookies in browser

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.  To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developers website.

Contact us

If you want any further information about our approach to cookies and similar technologies, our websites in general or have any other privacy questions relating to us, we’d be happy to help you.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and reading about our use of cookies.

Happy and safe browsing