The Information Commissioner describes cookies (and similar technology) as “a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g. remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website”.
The law distinguishes between “strictly necessary” cookies, such as those which enable websites to operate properly, or which allow purchases to be safely completed, and those which are not strictly necessary, such as tracking cookies, or cookies used for the purposes of web analytics.
We are allowed to place strictly necessary cookies on your device without your consent (as long as we inform you, such as by way of this notice), but for all other cookies we require your express consent. This is why we have a clear “cookie banner” when you land on our website, which allows you either to consent to receive these “non-necessary” cookies, or decline them by adjusting your browser settings (see below).
The cookies we use on this website are:
|Cookie type||Cookie name||Purpose|
|Universal Analytics (Google)|| _ga
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.|
You can refuse our use of all cookies, including cookies that are necessary to be remembered by specific services of our website, simply by adjusting your browser settings.
Blocking cookies in specific browsers:
- Enable or disable cookies – Accounts Help [Google]
- Block or allow cookies – [Windows – Microsoft]
- Enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences [Firefox]
- Safari web settings on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch [Safari]
- Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On
Information regarding cookie settings on other browsers is easily accessible via a simple web search. If you are having problems however, please contact us.
For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.