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What are Cookies?

Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your browser as you use the internet. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a website. Their purpose of cookies is to carry bits of useful information about your interaction with the website that sets them.

Cookies generally do not contain any information that would identify a person. Usually they contain a string of text or ‘unique identifier’. This acts like a label. When a website sees the string of text it has set in a cookie, it knows the browser is one it has seen before. A cookie can therefore be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tell a website when the user has returned.

If you use a different computer, open a new web browser or delete your cookies, the website will treat you as if you have arrived for the first time (and a new cookie will be set).

What Do They Do?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, your shopping cart contents and generally improve the user experience. Cookies are used to save time and make the browsing experience more efficient and tailored to you. For example, without cookies, it would be very difficult to remember your preferences or registration details when you come back to a website.

Different Types of Cookies

There are two types of cookies that are typically used – and we use both of these on the Website ‘Session’ and ‘Persistent’ cookies.

Session cookies – These only last for your online session and disappear from your computer when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies – These are set the first time you visit a website. They help identify a unique browser to a website. They will remain there for a period determined by the web page server when the cookie is set. 

Cookies set by uses certain cookies which are essential to the proper functioning of the Website. This includes cookies maintain and recognise you when you login, monitor your purchased downloads, update newsletter subscriptions, keep track of items in your shopping cart and allow you to purchase & download our products.

Third Party Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics which is a service provided by Google. Google gathers anonymous data of how people are using this site and then provide us with visitor statistics. We use these cookies to monitor and evaluate our Website and how visitors interact with it.
Analytics cookies do not contain any information which identifies you personally. It is possible to opt out of analytics cookies and we have provided you with a link below which will help you do this. However, by not allowing these cookies, this prevents us from learning about how you interact with the Website which helps us to make it better. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting

Most browsers have cookies turned on as a default, but you can always disable cookies or only allow non-persistent cookies via your browser preferences. 
Please note that if you choose to disable cookies this will adversely affect the functionality on the Website. You won’t be able to purchase products from our shop or login to the website.

You can set your browser to delete cookies every time you finish browsing. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. Find out more by visiting the ‘Help’ sections on your browser for more information. Alternatively, you can visit which contains comprehensive information on how to disable cookies on a wide variety of browsers.

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