What are cookies and when are they used?
We also use other forms of technology (such as web beacons and invisible graphic which is associated with the user ID of the relevant e-mail subscriber) which serve a similar purpose to cookies and which allow us to monitor and improve our website and our email communications. We use these in connection with cookies to help operate our website and email communications and to collect information about online activity. When we talk about cookies in this Cookies Notice, this term includes these similar technologies.
Why do we use these technologies?
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for such as remembering your login details cannot be provided.
These cookies collect anonymous information on how people use our website. For example, we use Google Analytics and Hotjar cookies to help us understand how customers arrive at our website, browse or use our website and highlight areas where we can improve, such as navigation, user experience and promotional activities. The data stored by these cookies never show personal details from which your individual identity can be established.
These cookies remember choices you make such as the location you visit our website from, language and search parameters such as size, colour or product line. These can then be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate to your selections and to make the visits more tailored and pleasant. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
How do you manage these technologies?
Our cookies expire after thirteen months. The web beacons used in emails are deleted when you delete the email.
You may set your browser to block all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set, although our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. To find out how to control or disable cookies within most browsers, consult the "Help" section of your browser or device or visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Alternatively, to prevent the use of the web beacons in our e-mails, adjust the settings in your e-mail programme to stop HTML being displayed in messages.
We use Flash cookies to provide some content such as video clips or animation. Flash cookies are managed through the Flash Player Settings Manager, which is a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. This Settings Manager lets you manage global privacy settings, storage settings, security settings, and automatic notification settings. Beginning with Flash Player 10.3, the Flash Player Settings Manager can be accessed locally on your computer: in the Control Panel on Windows and in System Preferences on Mac. Users of other operating systems and earlier versions of the Flash Player should manage their global privacy settings using the Flash Player Settings Manager provided online by Adobe: