Definitions and Interpretation
“Cookie” means a small file placed on your computer or device by my website when you visit certain parts of my website and/or when you use certain features of my website.
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
“Personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
By using my website, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than me.
All Cookies used by and on my website are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. I may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of my website, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.
It is important for me to understand how you use my website, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable me to gather this information, helping me to improve my website and your experience of it.
Functionality Cookies enable me to provide additional functions to you on my website such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.
It is important for me to know when and how often you visit my website, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps me to better understand you and, in turn, to make my website and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.
Third Party Cookies
Third party Cookies are not placed by me; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to me and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on my website, or by third parties providing analytics services to me (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).
Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit my website.
Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit my website until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
What Cookies Does My Site Use?
My website uses analytics services provide by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling me to better understand how my website is used. This, in turn, enables me to improve my website and the products and/or services offered through it.
You do not have to allow me to use these Cookies, however whilst my use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of my website it does enable me to continually improve my website and making it a better and more useful experience for you.
Consent and Control
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling me to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies, unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of my website may not function fully or as intended.
In addition to the controls that I provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
Safari (macOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies-website-preferences
Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)