Cookie Policy

What are cookies and why are they used

Cookies are small text files that are stored on a visitor’s computer and enable information to be remembered by a website during a visitor’s current visit and in some cases are stored to be used on future visits to a particular website.

Depending on the web browsing programme used, cookies can be deleted or disabled but doing this may prevent you from using the website in the way you expected. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

How we use cookies

We do not use cookies to attempt to find out the identity of anyone visiting our website or to store any personal information about visitors. We only use cookies to help our site work as expected for visitors and to maintain and develop our website by recording things such as the number of visitors via the use of a service called Google Analytics (more below).

Google Analytics

When someone visits our website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

More information about how Google uses Analytics data is available at

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, we would suggest the following reference sites:

We use the following cookies on our website:

Name of Cookie Purpose Strictly Necessary
PHPSESSID Used by our website to handle your current session. This Cookie expires after your browser is closed. Yes
catAccCookies Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies Yes
wfvt_ Used by our website software to record information about your general geographic location (used to remember your time zone, for example). These are known as session cookies and are deleted when you leave the site. Yes
wordfence_verifiedHuman Used by Wordfence plugin to ensure you are a valid user to our website and not a bot (A type of computer program) Yes
woocommerce_cart_hash Helps our shop determine when cart contents/data changes. Yes
woocommerce_items_in_cart Helps our shop determine when cart contents/data changes. Yes
wp_woocommerce_session_ Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. Yes
woocommerce_recently_viewed Powers the ‘Recent Viewed Products’ widget in our shop. Yes
store_notice[notice id] Allow customers to dismiss the ‘Store notice’ when this notice is active. Yes
__stripe_sid, __stripe_mid Used by our payment provider ‘Stripe’ during checkout on our shop. Yes

We also use the following 3rd party cookies:

Name of Cookie First / Third Party Provider Purpose
_utma_utmb, _utmz Third Party Google These are used by Google Analytics to record anonymous visitor data.
_ga, _gid, _gali Third Party Google Used by Google Analytics to distinguish unique users. Important: Google Analytics does not store any personal information about website users. Read the Google Analytics privacy document for more details.
NID Third Party Google These are used by Google reCPATCHA to record anonymous visitor preferences data.
_gat Third Party Google Used by Google Analytics to “throttle request rate” – Find out more from Google

If you have any other queries about our use of cookies, then please feel free to contact us.

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