Problems With Mini Cart Drop Down in Magento

Hi, I hope I am posting in the correct area.

I am having a problem with my mini cart drop down in the header of my site, the problem is that on every page refresh that mini cart drop down area becomes visible for a short instance even if there are no items in the cart.

Is there anyway I can actually hide the drop down area until the user chooses to select it, so it doesn’t become visible every time a user moves to another page or refreshes the page?

You can see the issue if you go to

I have located the JavaScript for this and it looks like this:

The css for this element looks like this:

#mini-cart dd {padding: 5px 0 20px 5px;color: #321e0f;width:25em;position: absolute;right: 0;z-index: 120;background: #fff;margin-top:10px;border: 3px solid #CAC1B0}

Many thanks in advance for your time and if anyone is able to assist.