Cookie policy

Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies (or similar technologies) are pieces of information which include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session (“session cookies”) and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used, for example, to remember you when you return to the site and will last for longer (“persistent cookies”). Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to your device and are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit (if they last longer than a web session) or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Some of the cookies used by our sites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services (such as interest based advertising and web analytics) on our behalf.

What do we use cookies for?

We use the following categories of cookies on our websites:

Category 1: Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website or areas with paid-for content. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like ‘passwordless’ login and shopping baskets, cannot be provided. Because such cookies are essential for using a site, these cookies cannot be turned off without severely affecting your use of the website.

Category 2: Statistics Cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on how people use our Website. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how customers arrive at our site, browse or use our site and highlight areas where we can improve our website such as navigation, shopping experience and marketing campaigns. The data stored by these cookies never shows personal details from which your individual identity can be established.

You can opt out the Google analytics cookie by following this link:

Category 3: Marketing Cookies

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. The cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks. They remember the websites you visit and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers.

Category 4: Social Media Cookies

These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on the website on social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter. These cookies are not within our control. Please refer to the respective privacy policies for how their cookies work.

Our cookies and your options

This website uses cookies.

We use cookies across this website for a number of reasons, such as keeping the site reliable and secure; some of these are essential for the site to function correctly. We also use cookies for cross-site statistics, marketing and analysis. You can change these at any time by clicking the settings below.

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient.

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

Your consent applies to the following domains:

Necessary (1)

Name: CookieConsent
Provider: Cookiebot
Purpose: Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain
Expiry: 1 year
Type: HTTP

Statistics (6)

Name: __utm.gif
Provider: Google
Purpose: Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor's browser and computer.
Expiry: Session
Type: Pixel

Name: __utma
Provider: Google
Purpose: Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.
Expiry: 2 years
Type: HTTP

Name: __utmb
Provider: Google
Purpose: Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
Expiry: 1 day
Type: HTTP

Name: __utmc
Provider: Google
Purpose: Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP

Name: __utmt
Provider: Google
Purpose: Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.
Expiry: 1 day
Type: HTTP

Name: __utmz
Provider: Google
Purpose: Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.
Expiry: 6 months
Type: HTTP

How to view your cookie settings and change them

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your device, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

Please refer to the useful links below for your browser:

Internet Explorer:

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our websites.

To manage your cookie consent preferences, please refer to the ‘Our Cookies and your options’ section.

Other useful links

You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting which includes additional, useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser.

For more general information about online behavioural (interest based) advertising and how it uses cookies, you may wish to visit

And to get additional detail on EU cookie law, you can visit