A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, these cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
We also use targeting/advertising cookies, which form part of the Facebook Pixel tool installed on our website. The tool converts your email address to a unique number that Facebook uses to match to unique numbers for its users. The tool then tracks your activity when you are redirected to our website after clicking on an advertisement. We can then display advertisements for you to view on Facebook that have been tailored (generally rather than personally) to suit your interests and shopping habits. Please note, the collected data is also processed by Facebook and Facebook is able to connect the data with your Facebook account and use the data in accordance with Facebook's Data Use Policy found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. You can restrict Facebook from receiving such information by visiting https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/ when you are logged into your Facebook account.
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
HOW DO I DISABLE COOKIES?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: -
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
Click on the “privacy” tab
Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Google Chrome:
Choose Settings> Advanced
Under "Privacy and security," click “Content settings”.
Choose Preferences > Privacy
Click on “Remove all Website Data”
For Mozilla firefox:
Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
Click on the icon “privacy”
Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
What happens if I disable cookies?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our sites. If you disable all cookies, you will be unable to complete a purchase on our sites.