Cookie Policy

Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your browser or the hard drive of your computer or onto your electronic device when you access our site. We use the following cookies on our site:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We may also share this information with those third parties identified in the table below for the purposes described in the table below.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally.] [In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you—but only where you voluntarily provide it (eg by completing an online form).

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this site. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested (e.g. to enable you to put items in your shopping basket and use our check-out process).

Consent

When you visit our website you will see a pop up banner directing you to this Cookie Policy and asking you to acknowledge that we use the cookies identified in this policy. If you do not consent to the cookies you can turn them off. See the “How to Turn Off Cookies” section below.

Third party cookies

We work with third-party suppliers who may also set cookies on our site, for example Google These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party. You will find additional information in the table below.

Description of cookies

The table below is designed to provide more information about the cookies we use and why:

Name of cookie Owner Purpose of the cookie
Google Analytics Google, Inc This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. which uses cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our site, and how we can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors (eg how long they stayed on the site, the average number of pages viewed) and also tells us how many visitors we have had.
Session-based Authentication Xirocco When a user logs into our site, this cookie authenticates the user by verifying the login and password against the login and password stored in a profiles data store. After verification of the user information, a non-persistent cookie is created which is stored locally on your system. The cookie specifies that the user is authenticated and is allowed to see secured pages on our site.

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of the site. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire if you are inactive on the site after three (3) hours.

We are planning to enhance our cookie tool to allow users to more easily change their cookie settings after their initial choice.