What are Cookies and similar technologies?
3. Generally, there are two types of tracking technologies we might use on our Website they are:
a. “Cookies” which are small files placed on your computer or device by our Website when you visit certain parts or when you use certain features of our Website. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows us or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and more useful to you.
b. “Web beacons” which are also known as clear GIFS, web bugs or pixel tags are often used in combination with Cookies. They are images (often transparent) that are part of webpages. Web beacons allow us to count users who have visited certain pages and to generate statistics about how our Website is used. They are not used to access personally identifiable information,
(collectively referred to as Technologies).
How Does Our Website Use Technologies and these similar technologies?
4. Our Website may place and access certain first party Technologies on your computer or device. First party Technologies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Technologies to facilitate and improve your experience of our Website and to provide and improve our services. We have carefully chosen these Technologies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.
5. By using our Website, you may also receive certain third-party Technologies on your computer or device. Third party Technologies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third party Technologies are used on our Website for advertising, reporting usage statistics of our services amongst other things. No personally identifiable information is collected by these third-party Technologies.
6. We use these tracking Technologies for a few purposes including:
a. to ensure our Website functions correctly.
b. to enhance your experience on our Website by storing your preferences.
c. to understand how our Website is functioning in order for us to improve our performance and services.
d. to gather data that assists us in delivering marketing and advertising material relevant to your interests.
7. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:
a. Essential Cookies – a Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of our Website, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.
b. Analytics Cookies – it is important for us to understand how you use our Website, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping us to improve our Website and your experience of it.
c. Functionality Cookies – enables us to provide additional functions to you on our Website such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some Functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.
d. Targeting Cookies – it is important for us to know when and how often you visit our Website, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with Analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make our Website and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.
e. Persistent Cookies – any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit our Website.
f. Session Cookies – any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit our Website until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
What are your choices regarding these Technologies?
8. You can choose to enable or disable Technologies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Technologies or only third-party Technologies. By default, most internet browsers accept Technologies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
9. The links below provide instructions on how to control Technologies in all mainstream browsers:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)
10. If you disable the Technologies there may be some functionality that will not work or operate correctly on our Website.
12. If you would like to know more about how we use Technologies, please contact us at [email protected].