Cookie, What Is It?
Cookies are small data files that a website stores on your device (eg. computer or smartphone) when you visit,
- Usually containing information about the site itself,
- A unique identifier that allows the website to recognize your web browser when you return,
- Additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookies.
Cookies are used to make certain features function (eg. logging in), to track site utilization (eg. analytics), to store your user settings (eg. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalize your content (eg. advertising, language) on the site.
Cookies placed by the website you are visiting are known as “first-party cookies”, and mostly only track your activity on that specific website. Cookies placed by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) are known as “third-party cookies”, and can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party services.
Cookie Varieties and How We Use Them
|Essential Cookies||Essential cookies are ultra important to your experience of websites. These are required to enable core features like user logins, account management, shopping carts and process your payments. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website.|
|Performance/Analytics Cookies||Performance/Analytics cookies are used in tracking how you use our website during your visit, without collecting personal details about you. This information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site users, to,
These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use performance cookies on our site with the usage of Google Analytics. You can find more about GA cookies and how Google protect your privacy at,
|Functionality Cookies||Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and to remember choices you may configure on our website like language preference, timezone settings and to remember your login details and also to remember changes you select on other parts of our website. With these cookies, website can provide you with personalized, enhanced or optimized content and services. These cookies can be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service. We use functionality cookies for some of the features on our site.|
|Social Media Cookies||Social Media cookies are used when you share our content using a social media sharing button or “Like” button on our website or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social media website such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or others. The social media site will record that you have done this.|
|Targeting/Advertising Cookies||Targeting/advertising cookies track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising which are more likely to be of interest or relevant to you. These cookies use details about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. With that information, and with our permission, third-party advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show adverts which we think will be relevant to your interests while you are on third-party websites. These cookies also store your location, including your latitude, longitude, and GeoIP region ID, which helps us show you locale-specific news and allows our website to operate more efficiently. You can disable cookies which remember your browsing habits and target advertising at you by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. If you choose to remove targeted or advertising cookies, you will still see adverts but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you do choose to remove cookies by the companies listed at the above link, not all companies that serve online behavioral advertising are included in this list, and so you may still receive cookies and tailored adverts from companies that are not listed.|
Use of Third-party Cookies On Our Site
Few third-party services we’re using,
- Google Analytics
- Google AdSense
- Social Media (eg. Facebook)
Your Cookie Choices and How To Opt-Out
Most web browsers are set up to accept HTTP cookies by default. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will show you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, and how to disable existing cookies. For more information about HTTP cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at,
If you surf websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each and every device.
Please note, however, that without HTTP cookies, HTML5 and Flash local storage, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features and parts of the website will not function properly.
Also note that rejecting Cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our website.
You can revoke your consent at any time by following the procedures set forth in the Your Cookie Choices and How To Opt-Out section above.