Cookie Policy

Cookies and how they Benefit You:

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

Make our website work as you’d expect
Remember your settings during visits
Improve the speed/security of the site
Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We DO NOT use cookies to:

Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
Pass data to advertising networks.
Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.
Pay sales commissions.

We use cookies to make our website work including:

Making our shopping basket and checkout work
Remembering your search settings
Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions:

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies:

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

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The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

Cookies used


Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie purpose description: Preserves user session state across page requests.
Type: HTTP
Expiry: Session

Name: pdl_user_type
Cookie purpose description: Allows us to track your selection of whether you are a commercial or home user.
Type: HTTP
Expiry: 1 year


Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Name: uid
Cookie purpose description: Unique user ID that recognizes the user on returning visits.
Type: HTTP
Expiry: 1 year

Name: cookie_notice_accepted
Cookie purpose description: Allows us to remember that you have accepted our cookie notice so that we don’t keep showing it.
Type: HTTP
Expiry: 1 year

Name: flare_hide_vertical
Cookie purpose description: Allows you to hide the social media sharing bar at the side of the screen.
Type: HTTP
Expiry: Session


Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertiser.

Name: __stid
Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device for return visits.
Type: HTTP
Expiry: 1 year

Name: NID
Provider: google
Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
Type: HTTP
Expiry: 6 months