Cookie policy

This is a description of how we use cookies on

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files. Your browser stores cookies on your hard drive when you visit some websites. If you return to the website, it can read the cookie. Cookies can be used to remember information about the user. For example, if they disabled cookies for the website.

How do we use cookies?

There are four types of cookies: essential cookies, performance cookies, functionality cookies and advertising cookies.

We use essential cookies, performance cookies and advertising cookies.

Essential cookies

We only directly place one cookie on your device. We use it to remember your cookie and privacy choices.

This is a strictly necessary cookie. We do not ask consent for this. If, however, you want no cookies to be stored on your device you can disable them as explained below. Disabling cookies

There are also some cookies used by the comment script. They are used to allow the comment script to display correctly. In theory they can hold user preferences, but we have disabled these features.

Performance cookies

We use these to help us improve the website. For example we want to find out which pages on our web site are the most popular. We also look at how long people spend on a page and whether they visit other pages or just one page.

For this functionality we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool provided by Google. It is used on a large number of websites. Google Analytics' customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

The cookies used by Google Analytics store information, such as the time of the visit, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

Like many services, Google Analytics uses cookies to track visitor interactions.

We use the information to to help us improve our site.

Advertising cookies and personalised ads

Our web site is provided free of charge to users.

We use third party advertisements on help support our site. One of our advertisers is Google Adsense. Google Adsense and its partners use technology such as cookies and web beacons. The cookies and web beacons will send these advertisers information, including your IP address, your ISP and your browser. This information is used for geotargeting (eg only showing local ads to someone in the local area). It is also used to show certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who visits cooking sites).

Third party advertisers can use personalised ads through Google Adsense to advertise on our site.

This is the list of the third party partners we allow to advertise on pages served to UK, European Union and EFTA countries. You can inspect their privacy policy by following the links given below.

Other partners' ads may be displayed in other countries. Personalised ads are not displayed to users in the State of California in the USA.

Disabling and deleting cookies

If you do not want cookies to be stored at all, you can disable them in the browser.

You can find instructions on how to do this for all of the popular browsers on the internet. You can also configure browsers to delete cookies once the browser is closed.

For example, to completely block cookies on Google Chrome, click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner. Then open the 'settings' menu. Under 'Privacy and security' select 'Cookies and other site data'. Under general settings select 'Block all cookies'.

However, this is not recommended as it will degrade your web experience. Some websites might not work as expected.

Most browsers also offer a more precise control of cookies. You will need to decide which settings are appropriate for you.

More choices

You can configure more choices here:

(*)We will still include links to third party sites which offer products for sale. We will only use essential cookies.

Changing your choices

If you previously accepted our use of cookies and want to revoke that consent, you can do so by clicking here: Revoke consent.

If you want to enable consent, you can do so by clicking here: Enable consent.

If you want to enable consent, but opt out of personalised ads, you can do so by clicking here: Enable consent - non-personalised ads

Your change will be implemented the next time you visit the site.

If you have any further questions about our cookie policy please email [email protected]

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