What are cookies?

Cookies are not programs, they don't do anything at all. A cookie is simply a small text file, typically containing two peices of information: a website address, and a unique user ID. Cookies cannot contain viruses, and cannot damage your computer.

When you visit a webpage that uses cookies for the first time, it will download a cookie to your PC or mobile. Next time you visit - your web browser (such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) will send the cookie back to the site. The site then knows that you have been there before - and can customises pages to show content more appropiate to you, based on your previous visit(s).

Cookies may also be used by a website to remember things, such as what is in your ‘shopping cart’, adding items as you click. This is why cookies are often essential - as some features may not work without them.

What is the cookie law?

The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

It was designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and give them a choice to allow it or not.

Does cookie law apply to me?

If you own a website - yes, however you no longer need to ask for explicit permission.

Here is a comical (yet factual) video to explain more about the cookie law.

How we use cookies

Analytics tracking

We use Google Analytics to track how you use the website, this includes: which pages you visit, how long you stay on a page, and your approximate location. Note that you cannot be personally identified, as data is anonymoused.

Live chat

Sometimes we enable a live chat features on the website, which allows us to track and quickly communicate with visitors. This is powered by Zendesk chat, and uses cookies.

Form submission

Using a contact form on this website may use a cookie to remember what you send us. Google Invisible reCaptcha is a script to prevent robots submitting forms - which may also use a cookie.

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