This is a UK-based site which uses harmless and unobtrusive cookies to help us make your user experience as smooth and efficient as possible. We take the privacy of our visitors very seriously and are committed to being open and honest about how this site operates, in line with EU Cookie Law.
Very few cookies are used on this site, but those which are in operation are completely harmless, such as those used when you click though a link to a product featured on one of our partner sites, such as Google, Amazon, eBay or other advertisers. Cookies may also be used when allowing you to recommend our site to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
What are cookies?
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. They are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that help your browser navigate through a particular website. The cookie file is processed by your computer’s browser software and stored in your browser’s folder or subfolder.
Your browser accesses the cookie file again when you visit the website that created the cookie file. The browser uses the information stored in the cookie file to help ease your navigation of the website by remembering settings you selected during your earlier visits to the website, among many other functions.
Any particular website cannot access information on your computer other than its cookie. The cookie is not executable code so it doesn’t have any “life” of its own other than being used by the website that created it. As explained above, such use is limited to helping your browser process the information located on the website.
Cookies used on this site
The cookies used on this site provide you with a better site experience and the third party cookies we use allow our partner stores to know you arrived at their site from ours. No cookies on this site are used to indicate your personal identification or capture any personal information about you and do not associate your IP address with any other data held.
We do not use first party cookies on this site – our cookies are the third party variety. First-party cookies are cookies that are associated with the host domain. Third-party cookies are those from any other domain.
We share limited data with our advertising and analytics partners to help us run our business better.
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your settings (see below) to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of this site.
We also sometimes feature advertising on our site through the Google AdSense, an advert serving application. These advertisements are administered by Google and generate revenue on either a per-click or per-impression basis.
Other Advertising Partners
This site also partners with some other UK stores and their associated marketing networks to enable you to compare the best prices for various products or services. Products may be displayed in various forms including banner advertising or affiliate text links. When a visitor to our site clicks a product link from one of our affiliate partners, a harmless third party cookie is placed onto your computer when you visit the retailer – if you then go on to buy something, the cookie identifies you as having come from our site and we will usually be rewarded by the retailer with a commission for these sales.
If you choose to use one of these links to buy a product or find out more information about a product, one of our partner affiliate marketing networks may drop a cookie to track visits and sales. We don’t track you from this cookie and any information is anonymous.
Affiliate cookies and tracking typically do not capture personally identifiable information and are not used for any form of behavioural re-targeted advertising. Therefore you can logically conclude they are low on an intrusiveness scale. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
This owner of this site is also is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
This site is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Links to other websites
This site contains links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites which are not bound or governed by this site’s cookies and privacy statement. You should refer to the cookies and privacy information provided by each particular website.
We urge you to contact our affiliate partner sites directly, either via their online contact form, email address or telephone number In the event of a dispute or problem regarding purchases or transactions at one of our affiliate partner sites, we urge you to contact the retailer directly, either via their online contact form, email address or telephone number.
Unlike many other sites, we do not use Google Analytics cookies on this site. This is a service which identifies unique visitors to a site and sets a cookie which is updated with each page viewed. It records details of the number of visits made and how users spend their time on a site during each visit.
How to disable cookies in your web browser
If you would like to disable cookies through your browser settings, you can find information about doing this at www.aboutcookies.org. This site has plenty of other useful reading about Cookie Law in the UK.
A useful, free and completely safe tool called Ghostery can be downloaded and automatically installed to most browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera and Firefox. This allows you to easily see full details of any cookies being set by this site or any other site you visit. You can find out more about it at www.ghostery.com.
You may also find the Microsoft Cookies Guide useful for further reading about cookies.
We are committed to protecting your privacy
We collect the minimum amount of information about you that is commensurate with providing you with a satisfactory service. This Policy indicates the type of processes that may result in data being collected about you. Your use of this website gives us the right to collect that information.
We may collect any or all of the information that you give us depending on the type of communication you enter into, including your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
Where visitors submit information via forms etc, in doing so they are deemed to have consented to the collection, processing and storage of that information. Information submitted will be stored by the webmaster as an e-mail message and used to process any requests, and may be retained for a reasonable period. Where a business transaction is then enacted commercial records may be retained for up to seven years.
We use the information collected primarily to process the task for which you visited the website. Data collected in the UK is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act. All reasonable precautions are taken to prevent unauthorised access to this information. This safeguard may require you to provide additional forms of identity should you wish to obtain information about your details.
We do not disclose any personal information obtained about you from this website to third parties. If at any time in the future we should wish to disclose information collected on this website to any third party, it would only be with your knowledge and consent.
We may from time to time provide information of a general nature to third parties – for example, the number of individuals visiting our website or completing, but we will not use any information that could identify those individuals.
This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.
Changes to this Policy
Further reading and information
The Internet Advertising Bureau UK provides information specifically about privacy issues relating to internet advertising at www.youronlinechoices.com/uk
Useful legal information about privacy issues and the Data Protection Act 1998 can be found at www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/29/contents.
There is further reading about information rights in the public interest at the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.gov.uk