Cookies are small text files stored in your web browser on your computer. They help you navigate websites efficiently, by remembering settings and choices you make during your visits to a website.
There are two types of cookies: 'Session Cookies' are used to store information about your visit to a website, so you can easily pick up where you left off when you leave a page and then return to it. They are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. 'Persistent Cookies' help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. This results in faster and more convenient access. These remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire.
The cookies we use on this site remember settings and choices you make during your visits to our website. We use them to save you time and to make your experience better, in the following ways:
We never share any personally identifiable information about you.
Session cookie: Shopping basket
We only set a single session cookie, called PHPSESSID and, as this is a session cookie, it expires when you close your browser.
Third party cookies: Google Analytics, AddThis and YouTube.
We use Google Analytics to monitor the traffic to our website, Addthis for social bookmark functionality and Youtube to embed video content. We set the cookies named in the table below to do this.
|_utma||Used to determine if you are a unique visitor to our site.||Google Analytics|
|_utmb||Used to track continuous usage of the site.||Google Analytics|
|_utmc||This cookie is no longer used by our site, but is set for backwards compatibility by Google||Google Analytics|
|_utmz||Used to store information about how you got to our site||Google Analytics|
|_*||*AddThis tools, in some circumstances, sets cookies for per-site user preferences and analytics, and are always preceded with an underscore in a similar way to Google Analytics||AddThis|
|bt||Used to collect non-personally identifiable information from AddThis for analytics purposes (for user interest modelling)||AddThis|
|di||Used for cookie mantenance and help manage expiration for other cookies||AddThis|
|uvc||Used to determine if you are a unique visitor||AddThis|
|loc||Geolocation, used to help us know approximately where people sharing information are located||AddThis|
|ssc/psc/uvc/*||These cookies are used in recording user sharing and social activity. *AddThis tools may expose visitors to various advertising partners, who may in turn set cookies themselves. Any cookies delivered in this way will only be set on the partner's domain||AddThis|
|PREF||Used when the 'Share' button is used on and embedded in a YouTube video and may store preferences that relate to a user's activities on an embedded video||YouTube|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Supports YouTube content. Estimates bandwidth and adjusts the playback settings. It does not gather any information which identifies a user||YouTube|
The EU Cookie Law is amended privacy legislation that requires websites to obtain informed consent from visitors before they can store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device - taken from http://www.cookielaw.org/.