Cookies Policy

By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them, and how to disable individual cookies or change your cookies settings in this policy.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit our website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Cookies can be “First Party”, i.e. set by us, or “Third Party” – set by another company to perform the function, for example Google Analytics or our Advertising cookies. Some of these third parties use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These organisations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to this website.

How can I prevent Cookies being used?

When you first visit our website, unless you change your Cookies Settings, we will continue to set all Cookies on your device. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting You can also find information in our cookies table to the right regarding disabling specific cookies.

However, please be aware that should you choose to disable cookies it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and some parts of the website may fail to work.

Useful Sites

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All About Cookies

Use of Cookies by Us

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

As with many websites, we also use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content to you. Adobe utilise their own cookies also known as Flash Cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users. Further details and instructions to remove this cookie can be found here.


The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Strictly Necessary
Cookie Name(s) Used by Purpose
cc_all All areas of the site This cookie is used to record if a visitor has seen the cookie notification bar.
Cookie Name(s) Used by Purpose
_ga, _gid, _gta, _gid, _gat, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv, __utmx, __utmxx, _gaexp, _gat…, _dc_gtm_… Google Analytics, all areas of the site. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from geographically, and the pages they have visited, the devices and browsers the visitor is using.
How to reject or delete this cookie:
Functional (inc. Social Media)
Cookie Name(s) Used by Purpose
jo_user_login All areas of the site If you have logged in to the site, this will store your basic profile information
blaize_session All areas of the site If you have logged in to the site, this records your session and is passed to Blaize to help customise your experience.
jo-splash All areas of the site Used to control how often we show you our promotional splash screens.
ji-splash All areas of the site Used to control how often we show you promotional splash screens relating to Your Local Gardener.
jo-hide-promo-banner… All areas of the site Various cookies with this prefix are used to remember whether a visitor has dismissed each of our promotional banners that appear in the page footer and ensure that visitors do not see such banners again.
language-version-suggest-dismiss Individual recipe pages Used to detect geographical location of visitor and display a small message notifying the visitor if the recipe is available in their local language. If this message is dismissed, this cookie will ensure the message isn’t shown again for a fixed period.
Various social media sites including,, All areas of the site Allow members of various Social Media websites the ability to like, share and bookmark various pages within Facebook and Google allow members to log in to via these channels.
AddThis: __atuvc, __atuvs, bt2, di2, uid, vc All sharable pages Used to help visitors share pages to social networks.
You can opt out here: