What Are Cookies?
In a nutshell, the cookie typically contains information such as date, time you visited the site, what you purchased, where you came from and things like that. When you come back to the site the cookie can tell us that you were here before and, for example, if you bought something. That let’s us slightly customise the things you see on the site. For example, if you bought something from us recently, the cookie lets us know not to pop up a message asking you to buy something today. (We don’t do that because it would just be annoying; it’s just to give you an example.)
This page describes what information those cookies gather, how we use that information and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set
We don’t actually use many cookies – far less than most sites – but this is what they do:
Email newsletter-related cookies
We have an email subscription service 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
You can buy our service on this site so 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 through a form – such as that on our contact page – or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Surveys related cookies
Third Party Cookies
- As of summer 2020, we no longer uses Google Analytics. Instead we use Matomo – an open-source, security-conscious analytics solution which offers more privacy options. This is used to help us understand how you use the site and how 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 Matomo cookies, see the official Matomo Analytics page.
- 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 product costs to ensure the best possible price.
- We may sometimes use affiliate tracking cookies. These 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 will soon use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways for example, to share our content. For these to work the relevant social media site 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. Likely social media sotes are Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you. As was previously mentioned, it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it’s needed for one of the features you use on our site.
However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:
This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the GDPR Cookies Policy Generator.