What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer through your web browser that allows websites to recognise visitors and remember their activity. There are several type of cookies. Some may last just for the duration of your visit while others may persist longer, allowing the website to recognise visitors over multiple visits. 

Our website may use the following cookies:


Essential Cookies

Essential cookies are necessary to provide the core functionality of our websites. 

Session Cookies

  • These cookies allow us to recognise and connect your actions in order to display the website correctly and to provide the services you request. These cookies are only present during your current session and do not remain on your device after the browser is closed. 

Permanent Cookies 

  • These cookies allow us to remember your login details so you don’t have to type them in every time you use the site. If you own a digital gift such as the Advent Calendar or English Garden we use them to validate your activation status. We also use them to determine whether you have previously viewed and accepted the privacy and cookie banner. 


Non-Essential Cookies

Non-essential cookies are not required to enable the core functionality of our website but are helpful to ensure we can improve our website and they provide you with a more relevant, personalized experience.

Analytics Cookies

  • These cookies enable us to track when you and others see and interact with our websites, marketing communications and advertisements. The information we record may include what browser and operating system you are using, the pages you visited and the time spent on our websites. We use this data to measure and improve the performance of our website. 

Advertising Cookies

  • These cookies are used to track and store when you and others see and interact with our website, marketing communications and advertisements. We use this data to target and personalize our website, marketing communications and advertisements on this and other websites. The purpose is to show you relevant products and services based on what you have previously viewed, searched or clicked when you visited our website. We advertise through ad networks that use your web browsing history to select which ads to display on their network websites. These ads may include advertising for our websites. 

Social Cookies

  • If you have signed in to a social networking site such as Facebook they may have set a cookie on your device which recognises you when you visit our website. These cookies allow you to share and post content and may allow the social networking site to track your activity. Visit each social networking site to manage your cookie preferences.


Manage your Preferences

Your web browser may give you the ability to disable and/or delete all cookies used on our websites. If you do disable or block all cookies our websites may not operate as expected.