What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit our website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies can be “First Party”, i.e. set by us, or “Third Party” – set by another company to perform the function, for example Google Analytics.
As with many websites, we also use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content to you. Adobe utilise their own cookies also known as Flash Cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users. Further details and instructions to remove this cookie can be found here
How can I prevent Cookies being used?
When you first visit our website, unless you change your Cookies Settings, we will continue to set all Cookies on your device. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html. You can also find information in our cookies table below regarding disabling specific cookies or click the Cookie Settings button to the right of the page.
However, please be aware that should you choose to disable cookies it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and some of the website may fail to work. For example: if you do not consent to Functionality cookies, we wouldn’t be able to remember which geographical location you are from and would not be able to serve you relevant recipes and content for your location. If you do not consent to Advertising cookies, you may be served the same adverts repeatedly and we won’t be able to serve you adverts that are personally relevant to you.
When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.
We also allow cookies to be set by a number of independent measurement and research companies. These companies read and write their own cookies onto your devices. For example, these cookies are used to track the adverts and keep count of the number of times that each advert is viewed by users. We use this type of information to help improve the services the website provides to you.
The table below provides an overview of all the cookies used by our website, the purpose of the cookie, and how you can find out further information about each cookie:
Description of categories of cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies: Allows you to move around the website and use essential features like secure areas, shopping baskets and online billing. These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet. We don’t require your consent to set these cookies.
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This holds an ID to identify your session. It is deleted when you close your browser.
These cookies are used to determine whether or not you are logged in to the website
We use these cookies to remember whether or not you would like us to set social, advertising and analytics cookies. You may not opt out of these cookies.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from geographically, and the pages they have visited, the devices and browsers the visitor is using.
How to reject or delete this cookie
This is found on pages that have YouTube content and helps us to analyse the popularity of our Youtube media. We can count the total number of times each file is played, how many people watch videos right to the end and how many people give up half way through.
How to reject or delete this cookie
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