10. Cookies – What are they and how do we use them?
- simplify the logging on process for registered users;
- help ensure the security and authenticity of registered users;
- provide the mechanisms for online shopping;
- enable monitoring of traffic and usage patterns;
- to report aggregate information to our advertisers; and
- remember the settings of any profile you set up on the websites.
Whilst you do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse much of the Websites or to access many of our services, you must have cookies enabled if you wish to shop online or access any areas reserved for registered users.
Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser, but this may restrict the use of some parts of the Websites.
We are using the following cookies on the website:
Google Analytics cookie which records the number of times a user has visited the site as well as the time of their first visit and last visit.
Google Analytics cookie which stores details of the moment when a user enters a site.
Google Analytics cookie which stores details of the moment when a user leaves the site.
Google Analytics cookie which records where the user came from, including details of the search engine, keywords and links used.
This cookie tells the application that you have cookies enabled
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Used by our web content management system to serve pages
We or third parties on our behalf may use web beacons in combination with cookies on the Websites, in our emails or in our advertisements. Web beacons help us understand how visitors interact with the Websites and enable us to measure the effectiveness of the Websites and our advertising, for example by counting the number of individuals who have visited the Websites via a particular advert.