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Cookies

What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a web site. The cookie then communicates with the originating web site when you visit it again, and may communicate with other websites that recognise the cookie.

Why use Cookies?

Cookies make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier, and help to improve website. Without cookies, a web site could not remember a user's preferences or registration details for a future visit.

Websites use cookies mainly because they save time and make the browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable.

Cookies also enable websites to monitor their users' web surfing habits and profile them for marketing purposes.

What Cookies do we store?

This site uses two types of Cookies; Session Cookies and HTTP Cookies.

Session Cookies store temporary data that helps us with navigation, so when you use things like the Back Button the system knows which page to return you to.

HTTP Cookies store a little data file on your computer so when you return to this site basic information is retained, including which template to display, shopping cart ID's (on e-commerce sites) and member login info (on member based sites).

If you see adverts such as Google ads then 3rd party cookies may be stored by those companies, in which case please see the relevant advertisers website for further info on what data they store in cookies.

How to Manage Cookies

We believe it is preferable that you accept cookies when using our site. If you disable cookies on this or any other site it is likely to result in a disrupted browsing experience.

However if you wish to disable cookies then you can do this in all major browsers. For info on how to do this please consult your chosen broswer's website for procedures involved. below are links to the common browsers info pages on disabling cookies...

Firefox : http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647

Internet Explorer: Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’, then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab.  Ensure that your privacy level is set to medium or below which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above medium will disable cookies.