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Cookie Policy

Strictly Necessary Cookies

A cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of our site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.

Analytics Cookies

It is important for us to understand how you use our site, for example, how efficiently you can navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics cookies enable us to gather this information, helping us to improve our site and your experience of it.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies enable us to provide additional functions to you on our site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality cookies may also be strictly necessary cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.

Targeting Cookies

It is important for us to know when and how often you visit our site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make our site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting cookies may also be shared with third parties.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are not placed by us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to us and/or to you. Third party cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on our site, or by third parties providing analytics services to us (these cookies will work in the same way as analytics cookies described above).

Persistent Cookies

Any of the above types of cookie may be a persistent cookie. Persistent cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit our site.

Session Cookies

Any of the above types of cookie may be a session cookie. Session cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit our site until you close your browser. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.


Below is a list of the main cookies we may use. Please note this is subject to change based upon technology updates, added functionality and business changes. Our site has a cookie notice present upon first load allowing you to accept the cookies or change the cookie settings to suit your requirements.

The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Provider: WordPress
Purpose & Type: Login Control
Strictly Necessary: Yes for users/members
The following third-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
Provider: Disqus
Purpose & Type: Comments on News
Strictly Necessary: No
i. Our site uses analytics services provided by Google.
ii. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how our website is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve our website and the services offered through it.
iii. You do not have to allow us to use these cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our website, it does enable us to continually improve our website, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
iv. The analytics service(s) used by our website use(s) analytics cookies to gather the required information.

The analytics service(s) we use are:

Provider: Google
Purpose & Type: Tracking & Performance
Strictly Necessary: No
The following targeting cookie may be placed on your computer or device:
Provider: Facebook
Purpose & Type: Tracking & Performance
Strictly Necessary: No


i. Before cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be asked for your consent to set those cookies. By giving your consent you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may refuse consent unless those cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of our website may not function fully, or as intended.
ii. In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser.
iii. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third-party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies, but this can be changed.
iv. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
v. The links below provide instructions on how to control cookies in all mainstream browsers:

• Google chrome
• Microsoft Internet Explorer
• Microsoft Edge (There are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
• Safari (macOS)
• Safari (iOS)
• Mozilla Firefox
• Android (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)