Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?  A cookie is a small data file that a website downloads to the hard drive of a user’s device. It tells the website provider information about use of that website – for example recognising that a user has previously visited that site – from that device

The cookies we use

Our website uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website, including details of the website where the visitor has come from and the total number of times a visitor has been to our website.  We also use other cookies that are listed in the table below:

Strictly Necessary

These “First Party Cookies” are required for the correct operation of this site and can only be accessed by this site when being visited. No “third party” can read these cookies or use them to track or analyse your internet activities. Typically, these cookies are used to remember your settings, such as your cookie preference, or the operation of shopping baskets, carts, wish-lists or forms.


Performance cookies, such as Google Analytics, are used to obtain statistics about visitors, numbers of pages viewed, most popular pages etc. and enable us to optimise the website to better your internet experience and viewing enjoyment.

Name Origin Purpose Expires
NID Google Used to store your Google preferences and used by the Google Recaptcha service the website uses on forms. 6 months
_ga Google Analytics This helps us count how many people visit by tracking if you’ve visited before. 2 years
_gid Google Analytics This helps us count how many people visit by tracking if you’ve visited before. 24 hours
_gat Google Analytics This helps us count how many people visit by tracking if you’ve visited before. 24 hours
cookieconsent_status This lets up know you consent to the cookies on this website 1 year

What we use cookies for:

We use the information to improve our website and enhance the visitor’s experience.

Disabling cookies.  You can enable or disable cookies by modifying the settings in your browser.  You can find out how to do this and find more information on cookies at:  You can also find out how to disable Flash cookies at Please be aware that If you choose to disable or delete cookies in your browser, you may not be able to access or use certain functions of our website.

Just like many other websites, our website uses some standard technology to store and manage user preferences, enable content, and gather analytic and usage data, for example. We do not use cookies to deliver targeted advertising.

By using our website you agree that we can use cookies for the purposes described below on your device unless you adjust your browser to manage or prevent cookies.

To read more about the cookies we use and how to manage or prevent them, please read our Cookie Policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on a computer or other device and is used to identify the user or device and to collect information. Cookies are typically assigned to one of four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: absolutely necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, and cookies for marketing purposes.

Absolutely necessary cookies:

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around a website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like adding items to an online shopping basket, cannot be provided.

Performance cookies:

These cookies collect information about how you use our websites. Information collected includes, for example, the Internet browsers and operating systems used, the domain name of the website previously visited, the number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages viewed. These cookies only collect information in an aggregated format. Performance cookies are used to improve the user-friendliness of a website and enhance your experience. We may use the services of a third party such as Google Analytics and they may use cookies on our behalf in order to provide their services.

Functionality cookies:

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username or ID, language preference, or the area or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other customizable parts of web pages. They may also be used to provide Services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Managing and preventing cookies

You can manage or prevent website cookies in your browser settings, and you always have the choice to change these settings by accepting, rejecting, or deleting cookies. If you choose to change your settings, you may find that certain functions and features on our website will not work as intended. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser.

If you would like to understand more about cookies, here are some useful resources:  or Please click below for detailed information on how to disable and delete cookies in some commonly used browsers:

To stop Google Analytics cookie across all websites visit: