What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file, typically containing letters and numbers, that is downloaded onto your computer or mobile device when you visit a web site. Cookies do not hold personally identifiable information but allow a web site to remember your actions, preferences, keep you logged in, etc so that you don’t have to keep repeating actions, re-entering details, etc when you go from one page to another or whenever you come back to the site.

How are cookies used on this site?

A session ID is stored in a cookie and this is required for authentication, preference tracking, keeping items in your shopping cart and other necessary functions to fully engage with this website. This session id is necessary to validate the email form on this site and activate the captcha verification which prevents the contact form being used by spammers to send out spam emails.