Cookies – What Are They?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that We store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. This Policy describes what information We gather, how We use it and why We sometimes need to store the cookies.
Whilst you can prevent these cookies from being stored on your computers, to do so may well reduce or even cause ‘failure’ in certain elements of the websites functionality.
Cookies – How Do We Use Them?
Cookies – How To Disable?
To make cookies ‘in-active’ you will need to adjust the settings in your browser of choice. Please note that by disabling cookies it may well affect the quality of experience as well as some if not all functionality of Our website. Therefore We recommend that you do not disable cookies.
Cookies – Which Do We Set?
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of Our Site. 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 Site when they are using it. This helps Us to improve the way Our Site 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 Site. 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).
- Targeting/Analytics cookies. These cookies record your visit to Our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make Our Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. If you don’t want analytics cookies to be used when visiting Our Site then you can remove them by following these steps: (a) click ‘Tools’ and select ‘Internet Options’; (b) click the ‘Privacy’ tab and select ‘Advanced’; (c) click ‘Override automatic cookie handling’; and (d) specify how you wish to handle cookies from first and third party websites.
- Session cookies. These cookies store your browsing information and will be active until you leave Our Site and close your browser at which point they are erased.
- Persistent cookies. These cookies stay in one of a browser’s subfolders until they are deleted manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie’s file. You can set your browser to automatically remove these cookies.
- Social sharing. These cookies enable you to share any of Our content that you may find interesting with friends via email and social media platforms.
Cookies – Third Party
- Testing New Features – Cookies may be used to ensure consistency on Our Site and ensure that We understand what experience Our users want.
- Site Usage Analysis – Cookies may be used to gather statistical information to help Us to track and understand about numbers of visitors to the Site and numbers of those who made purchases.
- Business Partners – Cookies (Affiliate Tracking) allow Us to track customers who have come to Our Site via a business partners, allowing Us to credit them appropriately. Also allowing those business partners to provide any bonus material as promised for making a purchase from them.
If You Need More Information
We hope that this policy document has answered any questions that you may have had. However, if you are still unsure and would like more information please do not hesitate to get in touch:
Tina Walsh (Director) – The Data Protection Officer – Email: [email protected]
This policy has been approved & authorised by:
Name: Christina Walsh
Date: 10th April 2021
Signature: C. C. Walsh