Cookies

'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser.

We use cookies for a number of purposes, for instance to enable us to simplify the logging-on process for registered users, to help ensure the security and authenticity of registered users, to provide the mechanisms for online shopping and to enable traffic monitoring.

Non-registered visitors of the site are sent anonymous cookies to keep track of their browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile. In addition, any visitor who has clicked on our advertisement on another site that links to us will be sent a semi-persistent (e.g. one week's lifetime) anonymous cookie that will allow us to analyse advertising effectiveness and manage our relationship with affiliate sites, if any.

Whilst you do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse much of our web site or to access many of our services, you must have cookies enabled if you wish to shop online at any of our stores or access any areas reserved for registered users.

Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser. As described above, this will restrict some of our services you can use.