What Are Cookies

This site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to track your usage and improve your experience. They are stored on your computer so that the web server can remember certain pieces of information about you. This information is used by the web server during the same or another visit to the website. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored. This may, however result in certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

Disabling Cookies

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive – they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors. Open a new browser, and in the top right hand corner there should be a settings icon where you can change cookie behaviour. In Firefox, the ‘settings’ is a hamburger bar (4 horizontal lines) in the top right corner. You may disable cookies or block cookies there.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling some of the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

The Cookies We Set

  • Email newsletters related cookies

    This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

  • Orders processing related cookies

    This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

  • Forms related cookies

    When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

    For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page

    http://www.google.com/privacy.html
  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

  • As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.

  • Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of a Cookies Policy Template Generator from https://www.cookiepolicygenerator.com/

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through [email protected]

Complaint process

If you feel that your information on this site has been mishandled you are able to make a complaint. In the EU, complaints are made to the European Data Protection Board found here https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en. In Canada, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) encourages you to first try to address your concerns directly with the organization holding your personal information. Many times you can resolve privacy issues with businesses or federal institutions through direct communication. To read more about this and file a complaint, go to https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/report-a-concern/file-a-formal-privacy-complaint/