Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

This Site uses cookies to provide you, with a customised experience including personalisation services, interactive communications, online shopping and many other types of services. Cookies are files which identify your computer to our server as a unique user and they are stored by your Internet browser on your computer’s hard drive.  Cookies can be used to recognise your Internet Protocol address, saving you time while you are on, or want to enter, the Site.  We only use cookies for your convenience in using the Site and not for obtaining or using any other information about you.  Your browser can be set to not accept cookies, but this would restrict your use of the Site.  If you want to find out more information about cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org or to find out about removing them from your browser, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.  These sites also give you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can then adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection.

Generally, we use cookies to:

(1)  Remind us of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalised service. This cookie is set when you register or “Sign In” and is modified when you “Sign Out” of this Site.

(2)  Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing this Site is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by users and to help target advertisements based on user interests and behaviour.

(3)  Assist merchants on this Site or business partners to track visits to and business at their websites and online stores (if any). The information collected by cookies is sometimes called “clickstream” or “click trail” and may also describe which pages you have seen in each merchant’s store.

(4)  Track your progress and number of entries in some of our promotions. When a promotion uses cookies, the information written to the cookie indicates your participation in the promotion, and may be used to track entries and submissions.

(5)  Measure certain traffic patterns, which areas of this Site you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our users’ habits are similar or different from one another so that we can make each new experience on this Site a better one. We may use this information to personalise the content that you and other users will see on this Site.

We also collect IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers.

When you access our websites you will receive a message advising you that we have placed some cookies on your computer.  This was necessary in order to display the website page to you.  If you continue to use our websites, further cookies will be placed on your computer to maximise your experience on our websites and to help us understand how we can improve them.

If you don’t want us to place cookies on your computer then there are a number of ways you can opt out – setting your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are currently on.

Please remember – if you do delete all your cookies, some features of our websites, such as remembering your login details, will not work and your experience on our websites may be affected.

Our classification of cookies

We have reviewed all the cookies we use and have divided them into four categories:

Strictly Necessary

Performance

Functionality

Advertising or tracking

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites.  Without these cookies, our websites won’t work properly.

Performance

These cookies collect information about how you use our websites, for instance, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from those pages.  We only use these cookies to improve how our websites work.

Functionality

These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make (such as your user name) and provide enhanced, more personal features.  These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our web pages that you can customise.  They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

Advertising or Tracking Cookies

We do however advertise our own products and services on our websites and you may see adverts for us elsewhere on the internet.  The cookies we use to present you with adverts may be based on the content you visit the most on our websites, so we can let you know about what we think you will be interested in.  The cookies show us where you saw the advert; help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns; and limit the number of times you see an advert.  We also use cookies to tailor the content of our weekly members’ newsletter and the emails we send you so that the content is more relevant to you. We also include links to social networks like Facebook who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on their websites.

Changes

Any material changes to the way in which we use your data will be described in future versions of this Policy.  Each time you enter this Site or order a service from us, you agree that the Policy current at that time shall apply to all information which we hold about you.

Consent

By submitting data to us and using the Site, you consent to our use of your data in the manner set out in this Policy (as amended).