Cookies In Use on This Site
Cookies and how they Benefit You
Our cookies help us:
• Make our website work as you'd expect
• Save you having to login every time you visit the site
• Remember your settings during and between visits
• Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
• Improve the speed/security of the site
• Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
• Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
• Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
• Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
More about our Cookies
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
• Making our shopping basket and checkout work
• Determining if you are logged in or not
• Remembering your search settings
• Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn't as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.
We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visit so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don't see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. Our partners include: Google Adsense; Endsleigh.
We have a number of partners whose services we promote on a success-only basis (i.e. they pay us commissions on sales). Cookies are required to allow these partners to reward us and these cookies are usually provided by specialist companies (known as affiliate networks). Neither us, the networks, or the partner advertising are able to identify you personally. We ask you to support us by allowing these cookies which ultimately help us to offer you the services we do. Our affiliate cookies are provided by: energyhelpline.com; endsleigh.co.uk.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser, you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.