Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while the user is browsing a website. When a user visits a website more than once, the browser sends cookies back to the website, allowing the website to recognise the user and remember things like their personalised details, or preferences.
More information about cookies and details of how to manage or disable them can be found on aboutcookies.org.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive or mobile device. For instance, when you return to our website after logging in, cookies provide information to our website so that the website remembers you. Cookies help us to improve our website, and to deliver a better, more personalised service. You can change your web browser settings so your computer warns you each time a cookie is sent, or to turn off all cookies. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser “help menu” to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn off all cookies, you won’t have access to many features that may make your browsing of our website smoother, and some of our services may not function properly.
Types of cookies used on our website – Our website uses the following types of cookies:
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website and to use a shopping basket. Please note that these cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser. We use the “persistent” and “session” cookies for purchases conducted through our website only. These cookies do not track any other user information.
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. This information is gathered anonymously – it does NOT enable us to identify who you are.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. The authentication plugin we use on our website uses a session cookie to authenticate your login and remember your settings.
Targeting and advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver advertising that is more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website; this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. Some examples of services that use these types of cookies include Google AdSense or DoubleClick.
You can use our website if cookies are disabled from your web browser. However, this may result in a temporary loss of functionality you won’t have access to many features that may make your browsing of our website smoother and some of our services may not function properly it may also affect your ability to purchase our products and or event tickets.
If you use our website without changing your browser settings we will assume you agree to receive cookies on our site. We have explained below how you can block cookies.
This statement was last modified 2nd July 2015