A cookie is a small text file of letters and numbers that are downloaded to the computer, smartphone, tablet or other device you use when you visit a website or use an app.
There are different types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Google Analytics||_ga||Tracks website usage.|
|Google Analytics||_gid||Tracks website usage.|
|UK Cookie Consent||catAccCookies||This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies.|
|Facebook Retargeting||fr||To retarget users with|
CR Smith Advertising on Facebook.
|Google EU Consent Cookie||Consent||Set a cookie for EU cookie consent.|
|Google Preference Cookie||NID||Google Advertising Cookie.|
|Cloudfare||_cfduid||Identifies clients based on a shared IP and applies security settings.|
|Cookie Consent||WordPress_test_cookie||Session cookie that checks if the cookie consent banner has been clicked.|
To support our services, we occasionally use content and link to social media and other third party websites, such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. This means that when you visit a site which contains such content, the cookies from those websites or third parties may track your use of their site. We do not control these cookies and the third party’s website should be checked for more information.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.