Cookie Use Information

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that help you navigate through a website. They are generated on the sites that you visit as well as by third-parties that websites work with to manage key elements of their business (user functionality and advertising, for instance). In most cases they do not involve or use personal information in any way.

They are extensively used online and have become part of the fabric and make-up of what has made the internet work so effectively for consumers and businesses. Without cookies many areas of functionality for example, user logins, shopping baskets and other customisation features will not work.

You can find out more about cookies here -

Controlling Cookies

If you wish to control cookies and their use on this site in regard to your browser, you can change the settings in your web browser preferences. Changing the control of cookies is different for each browser

Google Chrome

  • Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab and locate the "Privacy" section and choose the "Content settings" button.
  • Click the "Cookie settings" tab and choose your preferred settings.
  • Google Chrome allows all cookies by default, but you can restrict the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.
  • Click on the Close button when you've finished.

Internet Explorer 8.0

  • Choose Tools and then Internet Options
  • Click the Privacy tab
  • Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced, check the 'Override cookie handling' button and modify the settings to suit your requirements.

If you use another type of browser, you can find out how to change the cookie controls here -

Please note that if you disable cookies our website will not function correctly, and you will not be able to purchase anything from our store.

Deleting Cookies?

If you would like to delete our cookies from your computer, you can do so via your browser settings. Each browser has different methods for storing and deleting cookies.

Google Chrome

If you use the Google Chrome browser, you can delete cookies by following these steps

  • Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and click the "Clear browsing data" button.
  • Select "Delete cookies and other site data" to delete all cookies from the list (alternatively, you can remove all cookies created within a specific time period by selecting the period you want from the dropdown list).
  • Select "Clear browsing history" to delete traces of which websites you've visited.
  • Select "Clear download history" to delete records of which files and programs you've downloaded.
  • Select "Empty the cache" to delete cached website pages.
  • You can also delete saved passwords (which log you into websites) and saved form data (such as your name and address).
  • Then click on the "Clear browsing data" button.
  • Click on the Close button when you've finished.

Internet Explorer 9

  • Open Internet explorer window
  • Click the “Tools” button
  • Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
  • Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

Internet Explorer 8

  • Click "Safety" on the Command bar
  • Select "Delete Browsing History"
  • Select the option for cookies and click Delete
  • Alternatively, Internet Explorer 8's new InPrivate browsing feature allows users to browse the internet without recording information from visited sites (including cookies). To use InPrivate mode:
  • Click "Safety" on the Command bar
  • Select "InPrivate Browsing"

If you use other internet browsers, you can find out how to delete your cookies here - However, if you delete cookies during a site visit you may lose items you have placed in your shopping cart basket.

What Are Our Responsibilities?

As a web company we need to provide transparency about the cookies we use on our website. This responsibility has arisen due to “The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011” which can be found here -

What Is Our Privacy Policy As A Business?

We make our best efforts to list in this document the cookies we use on our website and their uses, so you can see what data we record and why it has been recorded. We wish to be completely open about our cookie use so you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to use our website.

How Do We Use Cookies On Our Website?

The cookies we use on our website are as follows. Please note these are all the cookies that we know about and third-party websites that bring you to our web store may use cookies that we cannot control. You should seek guidance from the websites you visit who direct you to our store to understand their use of website cookies and their policies for informing you about their use.

  • __storejs__
  • st_referred
  • st_unique_id
  • _gat
  • _gid
  • mailchimp_landing_page
  • IRMS_la4364
  • frontend_cid
  • brightowl_referrer
  • brightowl_landing_url
  • brightowl_prev_purchase
  • st_customer
  • _ga
  • lantern

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