Our Cookies Policy


WHAT ARE COOKIES?

In website terms, a cookie is a text file that is downloaded to your computer.  Cookies enable a website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit or for repeat visits. Cookies are not dangerous and cannot be used to circulate viruses.  

Cookies contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name, and some digits and numbers. Any cookies that we use will not identify you personally; they consist of statistical information. This statistical data does not identify any personal information.

 

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

 We use the following cookies:

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

 

Name

Facebook Pixel ID 1590279637940219

Expiration Time

n/a

Description

Optimisation and tracking all built into one piece of tracking code


Google Analytics_ga

2 Years

Used to distinguish users


Google Analytics_gid

24 hours

Used to distinguish users.


Google Analytics_gat

1 minute

Used to throttle request rate


Google Analytics AMP token

30 seconds to 1 year

Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.


Google Analytics__utma

2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.


Google Analytics__utmt

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.


Google Analytics__utmb

30 minutes from set/update

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.


Google Analytics__utmc

End of browser session

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.


Google Analytics__utmz

6 months from set/update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.


Google Analytics__utmv

2 years from set/update

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.


Google Analytics__utmx

18 months

Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment.


Google Analytics__utmxx

18 months

Used to determine the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.


Google Analytics__gaexp

Depends on the length of the experiment but typically 90 days

Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.


Crumb

Expires on exiting browser

Session Cookie


SS_cid

2 years from set/update

Used by Squarespace a web publishing company that we have built our site on to track the use of our site and allow some of the site’s features, including the online shop.


SS_cpvisit

2 years from set/update

Used by Squarespace a web publishing company that we have built our site on to track the use of our site and allow some of the site’s features, including the online shop.


SS_cvisit

24 hours

Used by Squarespace a web publishing company that we have built our site on to track the use of our site and allow some of the site’s features, including the online shop.


SS_cvr

2 years from set/update

Used by Squarespace a web publishing company that we have built our site on to track the use of our site and allow some of the site’s features, including the online shop.


SS_cbt

24 hours

Used by Squarespace a web publishing company that we have built our site on to track the use of our site and allow some of the site’s features, including the online shop.


As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. 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