Cookie Policy

Here you can read about cookies in general, the cookies used on this site and steps to take if you want to disable any.

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.

You can read more about how this site uses cookies in our Privacy Policy here.

To disable cookies

However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Cookies used on this site

Here is information on the types of cookies used on this site:

Performance cookies

These are used to track user interaction and detect potential problems. These help us improve our services by providing analytical data on how users use this site.

_ga : Expiration time 2 years. Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users

_gat: Expiration time 24 hours. Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users

_gid: Expiration time 1 minute. Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

(For more information, see what Google Analytics has to say here)

Essential cookies

Cookies that are necessary for the site to function properly.

Used by WordPress:

viewed_cookie_policy: this WordPress cookie is set to “yes” or “no” according to whether the Cookie Law Info Plugin bar has been viewed and accepted or not.

wordpress_logged_in, wordpress_sec, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-1, and wp-settings-time-1: used when a user is logged in to the site, and possibly for the main site.

Other cookies:

PHPSESSID: only contains a reference to a session stored on the web server. No information is stored in the user’s browser and this cookie can only be used by the current web site.

Third party cookies

Through clicking on links on this site you may connect through to other websites and they may use their own cookies. Thses sites include,,, and We are not responsible for these third party websites’ privacy and cookie policies and you are advised to check their policies on accessing their sites.