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Cookies used on our sites

Cookie - Universal Analytics (latest version)What we use them for
_ga This is used by Analytics to calculate visitors, session, campaign data, etc… Expiration time is set to 2 years and it reset each time when visitor hits a page. No personal information or data is stored
_gat Described by Google as “Used to throttle request rate”(no more information is available about this cookie). Expires in 10 mins

How to manage cookies

Our cookies do not store financial information, or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). Cookies simply allow our website to retrieve this information in order to personalise and improve your experience of our website.

However, if you wish to restrict, block or delete cookies provided by our site – or any other website - you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences, or use the following on your particular browser.

Firefox

  1. Click on the ‘burger menu’ icon (three horizontal lines, one above each other), within Firefox - this is located to the right of the address bar
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Select the Privacy panel from within the pop up
  4. From the History section, change the “Firefox will” drop down select and “Use custom settings for history”
  5. Un-check “Accept cookies from sites”
  6. Click OK

Google Chrome

  1. Click on the ‘burger menu’ icon (three horizontal lines, one above each other), within Chrome - this is located to the right of the address bar
  2. Select “Settings”
  3. Client on the “Show advanced settings” link to unveil the additional settings
  4. Click “Content Settings” in the “Privacy” section
  5. A pop up will appear, and under the “Cookies” section select “Block sites from setting any data”

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the gear-wheel icon in the top right corner of the browser
  2. Click Internet Options
  3. Navigate to the Privacy Tab
  4. Set the slider to “High” or above
  5. Click OK to confirm

Safari

  1. Go to Safari Preferences (Cmd ,)
  2. Click the “Privacy” icon
  3. Choose “Cookies and website data” as “Always block”
  4. Close window

Please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website and others cannot be provided to you.

Third Party Cookies

To help improve your experience of our site we use content from other sites to help users and improve usability for example Google Maps for store locators. We also use social sites such as Facebook and Twitter In to allow businesses to communicate with their clients along with analytics to help improve user experience. We don't control these sites and we suggest you read their cookie policy to see which ones they use and how to manage them.

Third-party cookiesWhat their cookies are used for
Google We use Google Maps to show our location.
Googles privacy policy:
http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Social Tools We take advantage of social networks and like to share our content with friends across these networks, such as twitter, you may receive cookies from these websites. We are not incrtoll of these third-party cookies, if you'd like to learn more about them - visit their websites.

Facebooks privacy policy
http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Twitters privacy policy
https://twitter.com/privacy

Further information

If you wish to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies