1. What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored in your computer's browser by nearly all web sites. Cookies usually contain anonymous information which can only be accessed by the website which placed it on your computer. Cookies are not harmful to your computer and are usually just a simple text string used to keep track of what you put in your shopping cart, which products and pages you have looked at.
2. Different Types of Cookie
First Party cookies are set by this site only. They cannot be seen by anyone else. They do not contain any personal information about you. They are an essential part of online shopping and if you turn them off some parts of the site may stop working, for example the shopping cart.
Third Party cookies may be set by us on behalf of third party web sites, usually for tracking and analytics purposes so that we can find out what works, what doesn't and further improve the operation of the web site. Any information gathered is completely anonymous and we do not sell or pass it on to any other third parties. The most common Third Party cookie we set is the Google Analytics cookie.
3. How to manage cookies.
You can delete cookies, however you may lose information which enables you to access the website more quickly or enables use of certain services or systems on the website.
You can choose to disable cookies in your browser. By default your browser will accept cookies. For further details please consult the help menu in your browser. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain areas of the website, as well as some services.
The best way to ensure your privacy is to make use of the Private Browsing feature of your browser and to modify your browser's privacy settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer: 1. Choose the "tools" menu - then "Internet Options" 2. Click on the "privacy" tab 3. Select the appropriate setting
Mozilla Firefox: 1. Choose the "tools" menu- then "Options" 2. Click on the "privacy" icon 3. Find the menu "cookie" and select the relevant option
For Opera 6.0 and further: 1. Choose the > "Preferences" menu 2. Privacy
4. Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
The site may use the Adobe Flash Player to deliver its video content services, such as the Media Streaming and Video Players, throughout our sites. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.
How to disable Flash Cookies: The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like bbc.co.uk or for all websites - see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications.
5. Cookies set by Third Party sites
We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
6. Social Networking Sharing Tools
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our website may also carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the sites to easily share content with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
7. Where can I get further information?