Cookies: What they are and how to remove them
What is in a Cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie.Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.
It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket. It doesn’t store your name, address or inside leg measurement.
We will ask for your consent to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential in allowing us to make our Site work. You can withdraw any consent to the use of non-essential cookies and manage your cookie preferences by updating the tick boxes set out on our homepage.
What to do if you don't want Cookies to be set
Some people find the idea of a web site storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies that are set on your device, then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
The sort of Cookies we use may include:
Session Cookies Without these little cookies most sites won’t work at all. They allow you remember where you are on a web site and other necessary things. Without them you may find most web sites are useless.
Google Analytics This allows us to keep track of how people use our web site. It has no personal information stored and certainly cannot be used to contact you.
Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Others Occasionally we may give you the ability to post a page to one of the above services. In order to do this a cookie may be set.
Last updated: 5 September 2022