1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device (including computers, tablets and phones) when you visit a website. On each subsequent visit, cookies are then sent back to the originating website (or to another website which recognises that cookie) providing information relating to your previous visits. A cookie may be a “persistent” cookie or a “session” cookie. Persistent cookies remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time you visit the website that created the cookie. Session cookies allow website operators to link your actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted when you close the browser.
2. TYPES OF COOKIES WE USE
We use a number of cookies (both persistent and session) on our site. These cookies have different functions and fall into the following categories: Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the proper operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site, to review your shopping basket, and so on. Without these cookies many of the services you have asked for cannot be provided. Analytical or performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around our site. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. All information the cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We may share this information with selected third parties for marketing, analysis and similar purposes. Functionality cookies: These cookies 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. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activities on other websites. We may share this information with selected third parties for marketing, analysis and similar purposes. Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed and are generally used for more targeted advertising. They limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may share this information with selected third parties for marketing, analysis and similar purposes.
3. THIRD PARTY COOKIES
4. MANAGING COOKIES
1. We may collect and process the following information about you:
3. USE AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We only use personal information for the purposes for which it has been collected (as notified to you) and for other legitimate purposes as permitted by the Data Protection Act 1988 and related laws (the “Act”). We only retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for such uses.
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Where we or selected third parties provide you with information, products or services that we feel may interest you, we or they may contact you by email, post or telephone. If you do not want us or selected third parties to use your personal information in this way, please make your preferences known by adjusting the settings under the “My Privacy” section on the site. You may change your preferences at any time. You will also be provided with an unsubscribe link in any email marketing communication we or selected third parties send to you which you may use to adjust your settings in relation to marketing communications from that sender. You may also use the “My Privacy” settings to change your preferences relating to integration with SNPs and to manage your public information (see below).
We may also provide our advertisers with aggregate information about our users in order to assist them with targeting the desired audience. This type of information will not involve the disclosure of information about identifiable individuals.
4. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and other selected third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and accordingly we cannot accept any responsibility and will not be liable for the handling of personal information in accordance with such policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.5. ACCURACY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
It is our desire to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate, current and complete. We will endeavour to respond to requests from you to correct inaccurate, outdated or incomplete information in a timely manner.
5. SECURITY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and there are inherent risks. Although we will make reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to mitigate the risk of unauthorised access. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers and other secure electronic systems. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. This is an important measure to safeguard your personal information.
6. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries from time to time, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties for the following purposes:
Please note that third parties, including Social Network Providers (“SNP”), have their own privacy policies and accordingly we cannot accept any responsibility and will not be liable for the handling of personal information by such third parties beyond our obligations under the Act.
7. TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
8. ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you