Cookie Policy

Understanding how and why we use cookies

We use cookies on our site to create the most secure and effective website possible for our customers. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them.

As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors’ consent to use certain cookies. We’re working to implement appropriate changes to our website as soon as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Do cookies mean I could get cold calls or junk mail?

We never use the data gathered through cookies to contact you via post, email or phone. We may use cookies to show you subtly tailored content on our site of things we think you might be interested in, but only in relation to Watkins Syndicate products and services.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

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How you can manage your cookies

The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser’s ‘help’ function will tell you how to do this.

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Disabling Cookies

If you disable cookies you may find that certain sections of our website will not work. For example, you may have difficulties logging-in or adding items to your basket. We use cookies to help users get the most from our website.

Your ability to control the cookies you accept depends on the type of browser you are currently using. For the best on-line experience, we recommend you use Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher. You can order your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you each time a cookie is offered. This way you can decide whether to accept one or not.

Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0:

  • Choose Tools, then
  • Click Internet Options
  • Click then Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK.

Internet Explorer 9.0:

  • Choose Tools, then
  • Click Internet Options
  • Click Privacy Tab and click on the Advanced Button
  • Now, you can Allow or Block First-Party Cookies and Third-Party Cookies and then click OK

Firefox 3.6:

  • Choose Tools, then
  • Options
  • Click the Privacy tab,
  • Use Custom settings for history
  • Check mark Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies, and uncheck it to disable them
  • Choose how long cookies are allowed to be stored:
  • Keep until: they expire
  • Keep until: I close Firefox
  • Keep until: ask me every time
  • Click OK

Google Chrome:

  • Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on a Chromebook)
  • Click the Under the Bonnet tab
  • Click Content settings in the Privacy section
  • Click the Cookies tab in the Content Setting dialogue that appears


  • From the Safari menu, click Preferences
  • From the Security dialogue box, from Accept Cookies, click to select Always
  • Click Close