What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data stored in text files that are saved on your computer or other devices when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to remember you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a "session cookie") or for multiple repeat visits (using a "persistent cookie").
- Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used during the course of your visit to the Website, and they expire when you close the web browser.
- Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within our Website and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser or restart your computer. They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for you while visiting the Website and Services.
Cookies may be set by the Website ("first-party cookies"), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the Website ("third party cookies"). These third parties can recognize you when you visit our website and also when you visit certain other websites.
Cookie Types and Their Uses
Necessary cookies: help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to protected areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
● 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 recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
● Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
We use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social networks in various ways. For these to work Twitter will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their network or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes which will be outlined in their respective privacy policies.
What If I Don’t Want to Accept Cookies?
You can choose to restrict or block access to cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when a web server attempts to write a cookie to your computer. This gives you a chance to accept or reject the cookie. You can choose to disable cookies in your browser settings, however preventing them may mean you will be unable to use certain features on the website. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.internetcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Information we may collect from you
We have listed below the ways in which we use your personal data. We are also required by law to explain the legal basis for using your personal data, and this is also set out below. The legal basis in each case is that we have your consent for the use of your personal data, or that we need to use your personal data in order to perform a contract with you, or that the use of your personal data is necessary for our (or third parties’) legitimate interests (in which case we will explain what those interests are). Where we use your personal data with your consent, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW YOUR CONSENT AT ANY TIME.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer (this is based on our legitimate interest in ensuring that our site is presented to you in the most effective way possible).
● To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes (this is based on your consent, which you may withdraw at any time).
● To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us (this is based on contractual necessity – we need to use your personal data to perform our contract with you).
● To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
● To notify you about changes to our service (this is based on our legitimate interest in keeping you informed about changes to our service).
We may also use your personal data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post or telephone. This is based on our legitimate interest, in providing you with information about our goods or services.
Managing your cookie settings
All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage your cookies on popular browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
How long we keep your personal data
We are required by law to keep your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which we are using it. The period for which we keep your personal data will be determined by a number of criteria, including the purposes for which we are using the information, the amount and sensitivity of the information, the potential risk from any unauthorized use or disclosure of the information, and our legal and regulatory obligations.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You also have the following rights in relation to your personal data (some of these rights apply only in certain circumstances, and some of them vary according to the legal basis on which we are processing your data – please see above for further details):
● The right to ask whether we’re processing your personal data and, if we are, to find out details of that processing (as well as obtaining a copy of your personal data).
● The right to ask us to correct any personal data that we hold about you that’s inaccurate or incomplete.
● The right to ask us to delete personal data that we hold about you.
● The right to object to how we’re processing your personal data, and to ask us to restrict how we’re processing your personal data.
● The right to have the personal data that you’ve provided to us provided to you in a structured and commonly-used electronic format. You can also ask us to transfer your personal data directly to another company if that’s feasible.
If you’re not happy with how we’ve dealt with your personal data, we’d like a chance to put it right – please contact us at email@example.com
No Spam Policy
We will never send you unsolicited emails or pass your details to a third party. If you give us your email address, this will only be used to communicate with you regarding the subject you have contacted us about. In the unlikely event that you do receive a message from us that you consider spam, please contact us using at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate the matter.
Changes and Amendments
We reserve the right to modify this Policy or its terms relating to the Website and Services at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Policy on the Website. When we do, we will send you an email to notify you. Continued use of the Website and Services after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.
Acceptance of This Policy
You acknowledge that you have read this Policy and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Website and Services you agree to be bound by this Policy. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Policy, you are not authorized to access or use the Website and Services.
This policy (together with our terms of service and any other documents referred to therein) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.