Website Cookies Policy

1. Introduction

1.1 Our website uses cookies.

1.2 Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of [our website and services], we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

2. About cookies

2.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

2.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

2.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

3. Cookies that we use

3.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) personalisation - we use cookies to set your preferred colour scheme for this website (cookies used for this purpose are: fe_hc);

(b) cookie consent - we use cookies to display our cookie policy banner when you first visit this website (cookies used for this purpose are: cookie_policy); and

(c) security & status - we use cookies to enable the display a captcha security image on our on-line forms. In addition we also track your progress while navigating on-line forms (cookies used for this purpose are: PHPSESSID);

4. Managing cookies

4.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) (Chrome);

(b) (Firefox);

(c) (Opera);

(d) (Internet Explorer);

(e) (Safari); and

(f) (Edge).

4.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

4.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

5. Our details

5.1 This website is owned and operated by Shear Genius.

5.2 Our principal place of business is at 2b Oulton Road, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8DZ.

5.3 You can contact us:

(a) by post, to our address see above;

(b) using our website contact form; or

(c) by telephone, on 01785 819444;