A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the website that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card. It is not a program and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.
Cookies can also customise the site to your particular interests or store your personal information – like passwords or user IDs. If a site ever greets you with your name, chances are it is using a cookie to do so.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie – this gives you the chance to decide whether to accept it. To learn more about cookies and how to change your settings, please use the help function in your browser. The alerts will be quite frequent however, and may eventually become annoying.
We collect aggregate information regarding overall website traffic patterns. Normally, web servers collect this type of standard web server/visitor traffic information as part of their web log processes. We do not report on individual user sessions.
Personal information: what we collect and how we use it
We collect personal information only when you provide it to us by filling in an online form, making a purchase, registering as a customer or to receive our newsletters. We do not share any personal information we collect about our website visitors, customers, or suppliers.
We take your privacy and security very seriously; we will never give your personal details to third parties.