Cookies and your Privacy


To make this site work, we want to place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too.

They improve things by:
    •    remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
    •    remembering information you’ve given (eg your username) so you don’t need to keep entering it
    •    measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just there to make the site function well. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies

Drupal System Cookies

This website is built on the Drupal open source platform and uses a number of standard Drupal cookies in order to function fully.

The SESS... cookie is a Drupal session cookie used when an authorised user (in other words, a registered member) logs in. An initial SESS cookie is set when you browse anonymously on the website which looks to see if you are logged.

The has_js cookie records whether your browser has JavaScript enabled.

The standard Drupal logs used on the website collect information on usage - IP addresses, URLs visited, and related information - and is recorded for all site visitors for the purpose of site traffic analytics and to enable us to check and rectify any website errors. These logs last for 21 days and are then overwritten. Data in these logs is only accessible to our staff or organisations working on the website (in practice, this means only our website developer, website editor and sales staff).

For an authorised user (in other words, a logged in user of the site), Drupal logs the date and time that you last accessed the website. You cannot log in without using these cookies so cookies are automatically turned on when you log in to the website or buy from our online shop and we show you a message to alert you to this change if you had set your preference to turn cookies off.

If you are using our online shop we also use a SSL_SESS cookie to keep your information secure. Payments are processed by Paypal and SagePay. please check their websites for their own privacy and cookie information.

More about our Online Shop

The online shop collects the information you give us about your order in our online database. This will only ever be used to process your order and collect sales statistics to improve our service and we will never offer your details to a third party.

If you choose to be notified of a product being out of stock we will retain your email address in order to let you know when it is back in stock.

You cannot place an order with us through the website without leaving us your contact details and purchase information.

Booking an Event

By booking an event with us we are recording your booking details in our online database. This will only ever be used to process your booking, and payment of your order. We may also collect sales statistics to improve our service and will never offer your details to a third party.

Google Analytics

At GB we use Google Analytics to collect statistical information regarding who is using the website and how they move around the site once they are here.

Google Analytics is Google’s free web analytics tool that helps website owners to understand how their visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and, gives cusomers reports and data on web trends without identifying individual visitors. Analytics uses its own set of cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

Google Analytics sets cookies called _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmd and _utmz

The _utma cookie stores each user’s number of visits, time of the first visit, the previous visit and the current visit, This cookie expires two years after your last visit to this site.

The _utmb and _utmc cookies check how long a visitor stays on the site: when a visit starts and ends. _utma expires 30 minutes after your visit, or after 30 minutes of inactivity and _utmc expires at the end of a session (when you close your browser).

The _utmz cookie tracks where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link) and expires sic months after it was last set.

The _utmv and _utmd cookies track visitor journeys through the site and classifies them into groups. These cookies expire immediately. 

These cookies are collected on all pages of our website unless you have stated otherwise. Saying no to these cookies will have no impact on your use or experience of the website.

To find out more about google analytics and your privacy view their privacy information here:

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