What are Cookies?
In this policy, “cookie” means small text files containing small amounts of information stored on your browser or computer hard drive when you access our website. When you return to websites – or visit websites that use the same cookies – they recognise these cookies and therefore your browsing device. For more detailed information about how cookies work, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies may be set by us or by third parties on behalf of us.
If you visit our website, we will deploy these technologies to provide a service more suited to the device you connect from, as well as to prevent and detect fraud, keeping you secure. When you visit our website from any device (mobile, tablet or PC), we collect information about your use of this site, such as information about the device or browser you use to access the site (including device type, operating system, screen resolution etc.), the way you interact with this site, and the IP address your device connects from. You may not be able to initiate or complete some activities within our secure online services unless these cookies or similar technologies are installed.
- Ensure your security and privacy when you are using our website;
- Store login details for when you are using our website;
- Provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests, and improve our targeting and enhance your journey through our website and partner sites;
- Improve our understanding of how you navigate through our website so we can identify improvements;
- Evaluate our websites’ advertising and promotional effectiveness; and
- We use both our own (first-party) and partner companies’ (third-party) cookies to support these activities.
The types of cookie used on our website can be put into different categories depending on their purpose: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality & Profile and Targeting.
The details below relate to the types of cookies used on our website.
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential, as they ensure your security and privacy when you use our website, as well as enabling you to move around our website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you’ve asked for (such as access to secure areas) can’t be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
2. Performance Cookies
In most cases, the information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works and to help us to identify issues you may have when purchasing goods.
These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. Without these cookies we can’t learn how our website is performing and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience.
3. Functionality & Profile Cookies
These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you’re in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for you. For instance, they can be used to remember login details, changes you’ve made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you’ve asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
These cookies may be used to ensure that all our services and communications are relevant to you. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you’ve previously made or personalise your browsing experience.
4. Marketing Cookies
These cookies and similar technologies gather information about your browsing habits. They remember that you’ve visited a website and share this information with other organisations, such as advertisers and platforms on which we advertise. They do this in order to provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests.
If you do not want to receive targeted advertising please visit any of the following pages to update your preferences:
- · NAI: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
- · DAA: http://www.aboutads.info/
- · EDAA: http://youronlinechoices.eu/
SETTING YOUR COOKIE PREFERENCES
How can I control what cookies are placed on my devices?
You can control how cookies are placed on your device either via
- Your cookies setting / preference section on our website; or
- From within your own browser.
Please note that in common with most other transactional websites, if you only disable third party cookies via the options above, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our websites but refusing all cookies, will mean that you are unable to make a transactional purchase on our website. You may also find that the functionality of many other websites and services will be affected.
How do I delete / disallow cookies from within my browsers?
Cookies can be deleted using your web browser. However, unless they are disallowed, they will be re-applied the next time you visit a website, including ours.
Most web browsers will provide the option to turn off or disallow cookies. How you do this depends on the web browser you are using. Instructions for disallowing cookies can usually be found in the browser's 'Help' menu.
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular desktop browsers are set out here (these may vary depending on operating system and browser version):
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- Choose the menu “Tools” then “Internet Options”
- Click on the “Privacy” tab
- Select “Advanced”
- Choose the appropriate settings
For Google Chrome:
- Choose “Settings” and click on “Advanced”
- Under "Privacy and Security" click “Content Settings”
- Click “Cookies”
- Choose Preferences > Privacy
- Click on “Block all cookies”
For Mozilla firefox:
- Click on the menu icon then select “Options”
- Click on the icon “Privacy & Security”
- Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
- Choose the menu icon and select “Settings”
- Click on “Privacy & Security”
- Choose the appropriate settings
What happens to cookies that have been downloaded onto my device in the past?
If you’ve disabled one or more cookie categories, we may still use information collected from cookies in the past, but we’ll stop using the disabled cookies to gather any further information.
We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove sections of this policy at any time. If we make changes to this policy then we will post an updated version of this policy on our website.
If you have any questions or comments about this policy then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated 13 October 2020