and Cookies

Visiting our website with your browser settings adjusted to accept cookies tells us that you want to use our products and services and that you consent to our use of cookies and other technologies to provide them to you as described in this notice and in our privacy policy. See below for information on how to manage cookies.

So that you can make full use of the personalised features on our website, your computer, mobile phone or other device (all referred to here as device) will need to accept cookies.

Our website uses those cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around it and use its features.

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded on your device when you visit a website. They are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. They can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tells a website when the user has returned.

Cookies typically store technical information, personal preferences, content personalization, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts and other information that help a website to respond to you as an individual and to tailor its operations to your needs.

They help us analyse data about web traffic or tell us when you visit a particular part of our website.

Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better website and to improve your user experience.

Without cookies it would be very difficult for a website to allow a user to fill up a shopping cart or to remember the users’ preferences or registration details for a future visit. For example, if you block or otherwise reject cookies you will not be able to add items to your shopping basket, proceed to check out or use any of our products and services that your require to sign in.

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 by accessing your browser’s tools. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our and others websites.

Managing Cookies

The help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

You can also find more information about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, at

How We Use Cookies

The main purposes of the cookies we use on our website are outlined below:

  • Recognising you when you log in to our website. This allows us to provide you with customised features such as product recommendations.
  • Keeping track of your use our website, for instance which pages you view or which products you have recently viewed.
  • Keeping track of your preferences when using our website, such as language, text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize.
  • Keeping track of products stored in your shopping carts or added to your wish-list.
  • Maintaining the integrity of your session while transacting information with our website.
  • Conducting research and diagnostics to improve our contents, products and services.

Third Party Cookies

We use some of the most widely used third-party plug-ins as marketing tools for our own business and to provide convenience tools for our users. In our belief the use of these plug-ins represents current "best practice". Third party cookies are cookies created by an external service when you use a page on our website. As a result, you may be sent cookies from these third parties. We do not have control over these cookies and we suggest you check these third-party websites for more information about the cookies they use and how to manage them.

The third party cookies we use on our website are the following:

  • Google Analytics cookies. Google store cookies in order to compile statistics on the volume of traffic and visitors of our website. We use the information to enhance our users’ experience. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form. By using this website you are agreeing to the processing of information about you by Google.
  • Social Networks cookies. Each social network uses its own cookies so that you can click on buttons such as “Like” or “Follow”.

Advertising cookies

We may host on our website third party advertisers or advertising companies working on their behalf that use cookies to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times an advertisement is shown and may be used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements and to personalise advertising content. Advertising cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.

We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that advertisers and third party sites may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third party websites are not covered by our Privacy Notice or this Cookies & Internet Advertising page. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.

Last update: 4 April 2017