What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files created on your computer when you visit a web site. They've been around since the beginning of the web and will continue to be for many years to come.

New legislation introduced on 26 May 2011 requires all UK websites to obtain a user’s consent before storing cookies on their computer, with the exception of cookies required for the effective running of the site as requested by the user. These 'exception' cookies must not contain any personal information.

We don't store any personal data in the cookies we create (no name or log in details). We do use cookies to track analytical information to enable us to deliver a better service.

Most web browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari & Google Chrome) come with Cookies enabled. If you wish to disable them, simply follow the instructions further down this page for your particular browser.

We use cookies to enable the smooth operation of our website, keep a note of where you are in the site and to track your visit using Google Analytics.

To use our website effectively you will need to have cookies enabled. If you decide to disable cookies you'll still be able to browse the site but may encounter some issues.

If you would like to know more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Our Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose and use of Cookie
This cookie is a session cookie. This means that each time you visit our website it is created and when you leave our website it is removed. It enables our web server to respond to your actions on the site when viewing pages or logging into the website. The website wouldn't work efficiently for you without it.
SJci_session A basic session cookie which enables essential site functionality. Expires after 2 hours of inactivity.
This cookie enables the function of Google Analytics Software. This helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and visiting times. That information helps us to improve the website and your website experience, and to make our marketing campaigns relevant.

The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by our team and Google and does not show or collect any confidential information. For more information on Google Cookies, please see the Google site

Steps to disable cookies*

* If cookies are disabled on your browser, you may have to re-enter information, on websites other than "Speirs & Jeffrey", that was once stored on cookies.

Internet Explorer 6 and 7
One.   Start your Internet Explorer 6 or 7 web browser by clicking on its icon on your desktop or Start menu.
Two.   Choose "Internet Options" on the menu called Tools at the top of your web browser window.
Three.   Select the Privacy tab, and then slide the bar under the Settings menu to the very top in order to disable all cookies.
Four.   Push "Apply" in the bottom right-hand corner of the window, and then select "OK."
Internet Explorer 8
One.   Open the Internet Explorer 8 web browser.
Two.   Find the "Tools" menu on the top right-hand side of the browser, and select "Internet Options" at the bottom of the menu.
Three.   Choose the Privacy tab, and to disable all cookies slide the bar all the way to the top.
Four.   Select "OK" at the bottom of the window.
Firefox Mozilla
One.   Open the Firefox web browser, and select "Firefox," then press "Options."
Two.   Choose the Privacy tab, and make your selection from the drop-down menu that begins "Firefox will."
Three.   Select "Use custom settings for history." Then, beneath the drop- down menu, be sure to remove the check marks from "Accept cookies from sites," and confirm the new settings by pressing "OK."
Netscape Navigator
One.   Start your Netscape Navigator web browser.
Two.   Access the Edit menu in the top left corner of the Netscape Navigator browser, then choose "Preferences."
Three.   Maximize the "Privacy & Security" tab by clicking on it in the Category menu on the left side of the Preferences window, and highlight "Cookies."
Four.   Select the button next to "Disable cookies," and then press "OK" to confirm the new settings.
Google Chrome
One.   Open the Google Chrome web browser, and select the tools icon on the right-hand side of the search bar that looks like a wrench.
Two.   Choose "Options" from the drop-down menu, and then click on the link that says "Under the Hood" on the left-hand side.
Three.   Select "Content settings?" listed under the Privacy segment.
Four.   Choose the button next to "Block sites from setting any data" in the first section called "Cookies."
Fiver.   Close the Content Settings window, and return to your homepage.
One.   Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window.
Two.   Select the "Preferences" option. Then click on "Security".
Three.   Check the option that says "Block third-party and advertising cookies."
Four.   Finally click "Save".

This information is provided as part of our ongoing initiative to comply with the new legislation being passed by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). We want to be honest and clear about privacy and cookies when you're using our website.

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