Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, and also allows us to improve our site. To find out more about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Below is more about the individual cookies we use and how to recognise them.

Cookies we use

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are placed on your browser to ensure the website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. You must accept these essential cookies to be able to make use of our online systems.

Cookie test (wordpress_test_cookie): Used by WordPress to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

Shopping cart cookies (woocommerce_cart_[hash], woocommerce_items_in_cart, wp_woocommerce_session_, woocommerce_recently_viewed, store_notice[notice id]): Set by our website’s WooCommerce plugin to keep track of shopping cart data. No personal information is stored. More information: woocommerce.com 

Payment cookies: Our website has a payment gateway securely connected to Worldpay (UK) Ltd. Your details are stored securely by Worldpay (UK) Ltd when a transaction is completed. We do not hold any payment information when using the website. More information: worldpay.com

Google preferences cookie (NID): Set by Google because we use a plugin like an embedded Google Map or embedded YouTube video. Contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English) and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.

These cookies are only set if you log in to our website:

  • WordPress cookies (wp-settings-[user_id], wordpress_sec_[hash], wordpress_logged_in_[hash]): Allows you to authenticate and perform account related functions. No information is passed to a third-party, and passwords are encrypted. More information: wordpress.org
  • Wordfence cookies (wfwaf-authcookie-[hash], wf_loginalerted_[hash]): Essential for keeping the site secure. Authenticates your login request and notifies the website admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location. No information is passed to a third-party. More information: wordfence.com
  • WooCommerce preference cookies (woocommerce_snooze_suggestions__[suggestion], woocommerce_dismissed_suggestions__[context]): Set by our website’s WooCommerce plugin to allow dismissing of Marketplace suggestions. More information: woocommerce.com 

Comment details cookies (comment_author_[hash], comment_author_email_[hash], comment_author_url_[hash]): Only set if you leave a comment and select “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” Set by our website to track your name, email and URL. More information: wordpress.org

Statistical and Marketing Cookies

Statistical cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with a website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. This website doesn’t set statistical cookies like those used by Google Analytics.

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. This website uses the following marketing cookies:

Google account tracking cookies (APISID, ANID, SAPISID, HSID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, SEARCH_SAMESITE and CONSENT): Set by Google because we use a plugin like an embedded Google Map or embedded YouTube video. Only set if you are logged into your Google account. Used to help customise adverts on Google properties, such as Google Search. You will have agreed to this arrangement as part of signing up for a Google account.

How to change your cookie settings

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, in your browser select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

Google account cookies

Google account tracking cookies are only set if you are logged into your Google account, so log out of your account to stop them from being set. 

All cookies

You may block all cookies by changing your browser settings, but if you do you may not be able to use every feature on this site. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.