What are cookies?Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that help your browser navigate through a website. The cookie file is generated by the site you're browsing and is accepted and processed by your computer's browser software. The cookie file is stored in your browser's folder or subfolder.
Your browser accesses the cookie file again when you visit the website that created the cookie file. The browser uses the information stored in the cookie file to help ease your navigation of the website by letting you log in automatically or remembering settings you selected during your earlier visits to the website, among many other functions.
Any particular website cannot access information on your computer other than the cookie it set on your computer. The cookie is not executable code so it doesn't have any “life” of its own other than being used by the website that created it. As explained above, such use is limited to helping your browser process the information located on the website.
Enable account authorisation – These are session cookies which expire at the end of each session, however if you select Remember Me at log-in the cookie will last for 1 month – They are used to authenticate your account.
Session tracking - These are session cookies which expire at the end of each session – They are used for shopping basket and site functionality
We also use Google Analytics.
What happens if you block or reject our cookies?
If you choose to block our cookies, you will not be able to add items to your shopping basket, proceed to checkout, or use any account features that require you to sign in
If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish, especially when using a shared computer.
How you can manage cookies
The Help menu in most common browsers will tell you:
- How to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies
- How to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie
- How to disable cookies altogether