Cookie Information

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information which are stored on your computer by your web browser. The information in cookies is sent to you by websites, and when you visit pages on the site, your cookies are sent back to the website. This allows site owners to store things like your options and preferences and show you personalised information the next time you visit a page.

We use cookies to store information for the following reasons:
  • To make sure that we serve you pages as quickly as possible.
  • To remember what you searched for and other preferences, making future searches personalised to you.
  • To record how many people visit our site, and use maps on our site.
  • To record information about any advert you might have clicked on to reach our site.
  • If you login, to track who you are and ensure private information is sent only to you.
What will happen if I block cookies?

If you block cookies, a large number of the features on the site will not work, or may work but with unexpected problems. You will be unable to log in, it will be more time consuming to carry out searches because you will have to enter your criteria every time, the site may appear to load considerably slower, and you may find some information which would normally be presented to you is hidden or missing.

How do I block cookies?

Most modern web browsers will allow you to configure them to either block cookies entirely or to ask whenever a new cookie is created. The way to accomplish this varies from browser to browser.

If you need assistance to do this http://www.allaboutcookies.org has further information for many browsers.

Our Cookie Policy

To make full use of our website your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from this site, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You'll also find information about 3rd party cookies further down.

Cookie Name Cookie Purpose
OAS_Auth This cookie is used to identify a user
Flash Cookies

On our website we may display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they're managed differently by your browser.

If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings. Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies for our site you'll be unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.

Third Party Cookies

When you visit this site you may notice some cookies that aren't related to us. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Some of the business partners that may set cookies on our site include:
Partner name What their cookies used for
ASP.NET_SessionId ASP.NET uses this cookie to store a unique identifier for your browsing session. This cookie is not embedded onto your hard drive.
Google Analytics These cookies allow us to track Marketing campaigns online and monitor how successful they have been. It also gives us great insight into our customer’s activity and browsing behaviour.
EIG - Auction Passport These cookies allow users to be authorised for bidding.

To Enable Cookies

If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:

  • For PCs: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option
  • For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option
How to check cookies are enabled for PCs
Google Chrome
  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  • Click the 'Under the Hood' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
  • Now select 'Allow local data to be set'
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click on the 'Privacy' tab
  • Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
  • Settings above Medium will disable cookies
Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  • Then select the Privacy icon
  • Click on Cookies, then select 'allow sites to set cookies'
Safari
  • Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Click on 'Security', check the option that says 'Block third-party and advertising cookies'
  • Click 'Save'
How to check cookies are enabled for Macs
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX
  • Click on 'Explorer' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences' options
  • Scroll down until you see 'Cookies' under Receiving Files
  • Select the 'Never Ask' option
Safari on OSX
  • Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Click on 'Security' then 'Accept cookies'
  • Select the 'Only from site you navigate to'
Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
  • Click on 'Mozilla' or 'Netscape' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Scroll down until you see cookies under 'Privacy & Security'
  • Select 'Enable cookies for the originating web site only'
Opera
  • Click on 'Menu' at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings'
  • Then select 'Preferences', select the 'Advanced' tab
  • Then select 'Accept cookies' option
All other browsers

Please consult your documentation or online help files.

Banner Advertising

This type of advertising is designed to provide you with a selection of products based on what you're viewing on this iste, which are presented to you by our agency when you visit other selected websites. The technology behind these adverts is based on cookies. Find out more about cookies, and why and how we use them, via the 'What are cookies' section.

Your privacy

Please be assured that the data contained in the cookie used in these adverts is completely anonymous and doesn't contain any of your personal details.

Disabling Banner Adverts

We would like to continue to display content that's relevant to you; however, you can choose to opt out of this type of advertising permanently. Please note though, that if you delete your cookies too, we'll no longer know that you've opted out, so the banners may re-appear when you visit other selected websites.

You may also wish to visit this website to learn more about the cookies on your device set by other companies, and opt out of them if you wish.(Opens in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites.)