Cookie policy

About this policy

On May 26th 2012 a new EU originated law came into effect, which is an amended privacy legislation requiring websites to obtain informed consent from visitors before they can store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device.

This policy complies with this regulation.

Important note: restricting cookies will impact on the functionality of this website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer.
They are designed to hold a small amount of data about your actions on the website, and are used to help the web server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user. For example, a common use for a cookie is to remember that you have signed in to a website, so you don't have to sign in every time you go to another page. The cookie tells the website you have signed in, but because cookies are totally anonymous it doesn't record your username or password: simply the fact that you have signed in.
None of the cookies deployed by this website are shared with any other organisation.

How to control and delete cookies

This website will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website (or indeed any other website) you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

List of cookies set by this website

This is a list of the main cookies set by this website, and what each is used for.

All the cookies used on this website are persistent cookies (i.e. they are cookies which are retained the next time you use the website, and are not deleted each time you browse away from the website).

Cookie name Purpose Type Span
memberID This cookie is set when the user logs into the website store, and remembers user preferences to make shopping easier. Persistent 1 day
sm This cookie is used to identify users who have already been presented with a SurveyMonkey survey. Persistent 1 year


Cookies set by Third Party sites

The content of this website is updated regularly, and may embed content from websites such as

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Flickr
  • AmMap
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • SurveyMonkey

As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from any of these services you may be presented with cookies from these websites.

This website, the website owners and the website and software developers do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.

Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate overall use of the website, and to provide reports to us. These reports are not shared with other organisations, and do not contain any information which could be used to identify you personally.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the website you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How to reject or delete this cookie: