A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
A cookie will typically contain a record of the website which issued it, its own name, and a value which is often a randomly generated unique number. A cookie will have a ‘lifetime’, which tells your browser when to delete it.
Types of cookies
Different cookies are used for different purposes. The most common ones are as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of this website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of this website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around this website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way this website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to this website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to this website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make this website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
There are also several different types of cookie. These are the most common ones:
- First-party cookies. First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) in the browser's address bar.
The cookies we use
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Purpose and Duration
This cookie is allows for Facebook advertising based on consumer behaviour. This cookie enables us to:
(a) Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
(b) Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted to your individual interests.
(c) Recognise you when you return to our site.
Third party cookies
- Google Analytics, Shopify Analytics, Facebook Pixel
To deactivate the use of third party advertising cookies, you may visit the consumer page to manage the use of these types of cookies.
Blocking and deleting cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of this website.
The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Google Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari (OS X)
- Cookie settings in Safari (iOS)
- Cookie settings in Android
- Opt out of Google Analytics across all websites
Expiry of cookies
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 180 days.