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Cookie Policy

What's a cookie?


•A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive if you agree to this and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes. 


•Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system. 


We are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential cookies used on our website. You can block cookies (including essential cookies) at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block essential cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.


How do we use cookies?


•We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.


•Cookies are either: 


- Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or


- Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.


•Cookies can also be categorised as follows: 


- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.


- Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.


- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.


- Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

- First and third party cookies: First party cookies are cookies set by our website. Third party cookies are cookies on our website that are set by a website other than our website, such as where we have adverts on our website or use Facebook pixels so that we can show you relevant content from us when you are on Facebook.


We use third party cookies on our website and these are set out in the table below.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:


Cookie Title

Cookie Name



Woo Commerce





This cookie is essential to our site and enables you to make purchases from our shop by allowing you to store items in an electronic shopping basket.



_qca (1 year)

_ga  (2 years)

_gat (1 day)

_gid (1 day)


These cookies help us understand what our website visitors are using our site for a. The information collected in anonymous and helps us provide a better service.

_qca expires after 1 year

_ga  expires after 2 years

_gat expires after 1 day

_gid expires after 1 day



Statistical cookies

Em_cdn_uid (1 year)

Measures the number of times an embedded element from a third party service has been used.


Statistics and marketing from





Contains data on user navigation, interaction and time spent on the website and its sub-pages - This data is used to optimise the relevance of advertisements and for statistical purposes

Cref expires after 13 months

Mc expires after 13 months


Marketing analytics from Amazon/Alexa

Artk.gif (session)

This cookie is used to collect information on user behaviour which is sent to Alexa analytics (Amazon)

Marketing analytics from Giphy


_asc (1 day)

_auc (1 year)

These cookies collect information on your behaviour on our site in order to target advertisements.

_asc  expires after 1 day

_auc  expires after 1 year

Marketing analytics from Google


IDE ( 

Used by google to re-engage visitors that are likely to become customers (ie. Show you adverts from this site or other relevant ones based on your shopping behaviour.)

Ads/ga-audiences  - expires at the end of your session

IDE ( – expires after 1 year


Universal Analytics (Google)



These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.


Application firewall cookie



This cookie is set by a third-party web application firewall from Dyn to help maintain the security and performance of our website. Some traffic may receive a challenge to check if it is genuine and if it is, a cookie is set so the user isn’t challenged again.


YouTube cookies



Yt remote fast check period

Yt remote connected devices






We embed videos from YouTube from time to time using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

PREF - * Expires after eight months
YSC - * expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - *expires after eight months
remote_sid - * expires at the end of your session

Yt-remote-cast-installed – expires at the end of your session

Yt-remote-device-id – persistent

Yt remote connected devices - persistent

Yt-remote-fast-check-period – expires at the end of your session

Yt-remote-session-app – expires at the end of your session

Yt-remote-session-name – expires at the end of your session

GPS – expires after 1day



Facebook cookies





Tr – expires at the end of your session

Fr – expires after 3 months

Facebook uses cookies on other websites and apps that use the Facebook Products (including the Like button or other Facebook Technologies). Cookies enable Facebook to offer the Facebook Products to you and to understand the information we receive about you, including information about your use of other websites and apps, whether or not you are registered or logged in.

This policy explains how Facebook use cookies and the choices you have. Except as otherwise stated in this policy, the Data Policy will apply to Facebook’s processing of the data they collect via cookies.



You can alter your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the cookie pop up and setting the sliders to off. Please refresh your page to ensure that the new settings have taken effect.

You can also control your cookie settings through your web browser.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, by going to


If you have any questions about the cookies that we use, feel free to email us at

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