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Our cookie types
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Expiration Time: 2 years
Description: Used to distinguish users
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Expiration Time: 24 hours
Description: Used to distinguish users
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Expiration Time: 1 minute
Description: Used to throttle request rate.
Cookie Name: AMP_TOKEN
Expiration Time: 30 seconds to 1 year
Description: Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
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Description: Allows users to log in to the website
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Expiration Time: Session
Description: Allows the browser scroll position to be maintained across multi step forms
For more general information on cookies see Wikipedia's cookies article.
This site offers newsletter and email subscription services too. Cookies may be used to remember if you’ve already registered and show certain notifications to subscribed and unsubscribed users.
Some cookies are also essential to our e-commerce and payment facilities, to make sure your order’s stored between pages and processed properly.
And when you submit data on a form, like the ones on our contact pages or comment forms, cookies may remember your details for future correspondence.
Third Party Cookies
In particular, this site uses Google Analytics — one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions — to help us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies track things like how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page https://analytics.google.com.
Our refer a friend programme is run with Mention Me who use functional cookies in order to provide rewards. For more information on Mention Me cookies, see the official Mention Me page https://mention-me.com/help/privacy_policy_s#cookies
As we sell products, cookies track the actions of our site's visitors. This is good news for you, because it means we can accurately make business, advertising and product decisions that ensure you get the best possible price.
In fact, we use the Google AdSense advertising service, which uses a DoubleClick cookie to deliver more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times you see particular ads.
For more information on Google AdSense, see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
We use ads to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. And the behavioural advertising cookies we use provide you with the most relevant adverts by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting things that may interest you.
In some cases, cookies help us provide you with customised content based on what you tell us about yourself; content we feel may be of interest to you.
We also use social media buttons and plugins that allow you to connect to us through your social networks. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn all set cookies through our site which enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold, outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. We recommend leaving them on if you’re not sure whether you need them or not — in case they provide a service that you use.
However, you can disable cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functions of this and many other websites.
As we mentioned, if you aren't sure whether you need them or not, it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case they interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you want more information, please email us at email@example.com