What are cookies?
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Anonymous visitor statistics cookies We use ’analytics software’ to compile visitor statistics, such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology is being used (eg Mac, Windows PC, mobile device), how long visitors spend on the site, and what pages were viewed. These programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (eg from a search engine), whether they have been here before and, for our shop site, which items were purchased.
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
If you would prefer not to receive cookies from our websites, please change your browser settings.
Concerns about spyware
It may be that you have concerns around cookies relate to so-called 'spyware'. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.