Website cookie policy

1) Cookies and similar technologies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer or electronic device when you access our website. Similar technologies include web beacons, action tags, local shared objects (‘flash cookies’) and single-pixel gifs. Such technologies can be used to track users’ actions and activities, and to store information about them. We use these cookies and/or similar technologies on this website for the following purposes:

1.adjusting the content of the website pages to the user’s preferences and optimizing the use of websites; in particular, these files allow to recognize the user’s device of the website and properly display the website, tailored to his individual needs,
2.creating statistics that help to understand how website users use websites, which allows improving their structure and content,
3.maintaining the website user’s session (after logging in), thanks to which the user does not have to re-enter the login and password on each subpage of the website,
4.providing users with advertising content more tailored to their interests.

2) Information collected

We may obtain information about your computer or any other electronic device which you use to access our website, such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information. We will treat this information as your personal information.

In certain circumstances we may also collect personal information about you but only where you voluntarily provide it (e.g by completing an online form) or where you purchase goods or services from us.

3) Consent for cookies

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested, or essential to the inherent functionality of the website (e.g to enable you to store items in a shopping basket and/or to use our check-out process).

Where we wish to use cookies that require your consent you will be asked whether you consent to the use of cookies in the following manner:

  • On the first occasion, a pop-up will ask the user to consent by clicking a checkbox. This preference will then be stored for the future.

Thereafter you will be provided with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of cookies which can be done in the following manner:

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings on your computer or other devices you’re using to access our services.

If you use without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies on the website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies. Please note that this website will not work properly without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit,

4) Cookies and similar technologies used on this website

We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website. These cookies and their third party owners, are included in the table below. By consenting to the use of cookies on our site you will be consenting to the use of these cookies. These cookies may be used to collect the following information:

_abckAkamai bot manager cookie placed by MailChimp for security.Functional
bm_szPlaced by MailChimp to manage and control lists.Functional
MCPopupClosedTo store if a message has been dismissed.Functional
_derived_epikStores the value ‘yes’ to prevent the popup from being displayed again.Functional
_gaTo count and track pageviews.Statistics (anonymous)
_gidTo count and track pageviews.Statistics (anonymous)
_pin_unauthUsed by Pinterest to track the usage of services.Marketing/Tracking
cookie_notice_acceptedTo check if cookies can be placed.Functional
mailchimp_landing_siteTo store which page was visited first.Statistics (anonymous)
wp-settings-2To customize your view of the admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.Functional
wp-settings-time-2To customize your view of the admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.Functional
_pinterest_sessTo store users Pinterest login state within the browser, and authentication tokens.Marketing/Tracking
_pinterest_ct_rtIs set whenever a Pinterest user visits an Advertiser’s site which has the Pinterest tag installed.Marketing/Tracking
_pinterest_ct_uaUsed by Pinterest to track the usage of services.Marketing/Tracking

For further information on cookies generally visit or the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies