We wish to be transparent and clearly explain to you about your privacy when you visit our website. We are providing the following information in compliance with the European Union (EU) E-Privacy Directive together with other privacy initiatives. We are working on further privacy and cookie-related improvements in relation to this website.
So What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is transferred to your computer which allows a website to store and use information during your visit. Some cookies are deleted when you shut down your browser. These cookies are called ‘session cookies’. Other cookies remain until they expire or you delete them yourself. These cookies are called ‘persistent cookies’. Persistent cookies enable the website to remember things about you when you next visit it.
What do Cookies Do?
Cookies can improve your experience when using a website by:
– remembering your preferences which means you do not have to keep re-entering your choices every time you visit the website in the future.
– Measuring how you use the website, this means that changes can be made to the website to ensure it meets its users’ expectations.
We only use first-party Google Analytics cookies to track anonymous usage statistics. These do not collect any personal information about you which could be used to identify you. Google Analytics is a useful tool which helps us to analyse data about the webpage usage of our website thereby enabling us to improve it in order to tailor it to visitor needs. Read more about the Google Privicy Overview.
Cookies are used on our shopping website where they are strictly necessary for our website’s functionality. Actinic cookies are used to aid navigation and to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart. If you log in to an account then your logged-in status is recorded in a temporary cookie. If you select the ‘remember me’ option in the checkout, a cookie will also be used to remember your details.
You can turn off cookies by blocking them in your browser’s privacy settings. However, if you decide to turn off Actinic cookies, you will be unable to place orders or benefit from the other features within our website that use them.
Should you decide to block third-party cookies you must remember that whilst most third-party cookies are tracking cookies, some could be adding useful functionality to the website you are viewing, and by deleting them, it could impact negatively on your browsing experience.
It is important to know too that if you set the option to delete all cookies when you close your browser any preferences which will include any ‘opt outs’ you have set will also be deleted.