What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. We use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to determine preferences, let users navigate between pages efficiently, verify the user and allow the shopping basket to perform as it should.

More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org.

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How cookies make our website safer and easier to use

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to safeguard your privacy when browsing the site.

Cookies can also allow us to tailor the content of our website to suit your interests. For example, instead of displaying promotional messages about products you already have, they let us show you our other services you may be interested in.

Finally, we use 'analytics' cookies to help us make our website better for those who visit it regularly. They help us work out what users like and don't like and how we can improve things.

When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as we are not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.

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How you can manage your cookies

The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.

However, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our website works. For example, if your browser is set to disable 'session' cookies, although you will still be able to view our public website, you won't be able to log in or add to basket.

More information about how to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

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More about your privacy

To find out more about how we protect your privacy when using our website, see our Privacy Statement.

A list of Cookies used

The following cookies are used on this website.

Cookie Description
ASP.NET_SessionId Our website is hosted on an industry-standard Microsoft webserver, which issues a default cookie called asp.net_sessionid. This cookie expires after you have left our website.

Visit the Microsoft website http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918
Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website and it's useability. The cookies collect anonymous data, including the number of visitors, which pages are the most popular, how long visitors stay, which browsers and operating systems were used etc.

Overview of privacy at Google

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
.ASPXANONYMOUS This cookie is issued by ASP.NET and contains a unique ID to help recognise when a anonymous user attempts to log in. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information.
ASPDNSFGUID This cookie is set immediately after a logged in session starts. Waterline Global Unique Identifier (GUID).
These cookies are used to hide the popup if you accept to allow cookies from our website. These cookies contains no personally identifiable information.

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