Cookies are simple text files that are placed on your computer by websites, and are what make them work. Think of them as taking a ticket in a store, they simply tell the store keeper who is who.
We use 4 different types of cookies on our site:
Site functionality cookies – These cookies identify your device to our server, and are required to make things such as 'add to basket' work. We can't use these cookies to identify you until you specifically give us your personal information when you place an order.
Preference cookies – These cookies will remember your preferences such as your country and currency, so you don't have to select them on each page. We can't use these cookies to identify you.
Site analytics cookies – These cookies from google allow us to measure site traffic and analyse how customers browse our products. We anonomise this data, so that it cannot be used to identify you.
Targeting or advertising cookies These 3rd party cookies (or similar technologies) are used by google, facebook, mailchimp and hotjar to deliver adverts and/or services which are relevant to you such as the products you've added to your basket but not checked out, and also help us measure the functionality and effectiveness of our website, marketing and promotions. These cookies can be used by them (not us) to identify you, but only if you have an existing relationship with these companies, as we do not reveal any of your personal data to them. You can choose to decine these cookies, in which case they will not be set on your device.
Site functionality cookies are considered to be essential cookies as they are required to make our site work. Site preference and analytics cookies are anonymous and can't be used to identify you, so won't be disabled if you decline our cookie warning. Third party targeting/advertising cookies from facebook, google and mailchimp can be used to identify you, and so will not be set on your device if you do not agree to our use of third party cookies.
If you choose to set your browser to not accept our site functionaliity cookies, you will not be able to add items to your basket or checkout.
Further information about cookies can be found at the Information Commisioners website here