Cookies are small text files that we put in your browser to track usage of our site (to improve and enhance it) but they do not tell us who you are. Absolutely no uniquely identifiable information is stored in any of our Cookies.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a piece of data/text file that is placed in your computer’s memory when you visit a website. The information the cookie contains is set by our website’s server and, depending on the type of cookie, may be used each time you visit our website/s.
Cookies are widely used to make our website/s work, or work more efficiently for you, our guests, as well as to provide companies with information about traffic through the website.
Cookies are designed to remember things that you have done on a website in the past, which can include putting products in your basket, logging in, or clicking on links. This can save you time when you visit a website more than once.
Cookies can be used by our website/s in the following ways:
To remember your preferences.
To remember your password.
To find out what the website doesn’t do well and make improvements to it in the future.
Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.
To make personalised product recommendations, based upon your previous times you’ve visited our website/s.
Make sure advertising on other websites is relevant to you.
They can also help us to see how many people are visiting our website and which pages are the most popular (see Google Analytics).
Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses. They are not used to identify you personally.
This is a behavioural tracking service that shows us what pages people have visited, for how long and in what order. It also tells us whether people are using desktops or mobile devices to view the website, and other helpful information. This data helps us find out what can be improved on the website and how important it is.
WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
We use the following Cookies:
Strictly necessary Cookies. These are Cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They are necessary for the safety, security and integrity of the site. For example, they help support the structure of the pages that are displayed to you, help to improve navigation and allow you to return to pages you have previously visited. This type of Cookie only lasts for the duration of the time you are visiting the website. When you leave the website they are deleted automatically.
Performance Cookies or analytical 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. The data is aggregated and anonymised, which means we cannot identify you as an individual.
Functionality Cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. 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). These Cookies will remain on your device until you choose to clear it. If you choose to do this, you will need to enter your details each time you visit the site.
Targeting Cookies. These Cookies will collect information about your browsing habits and allow us to show you adverts while you are browsing our site and other sites on the internet. They are set by us or by carefully selected third parties. They help us to understand the performance of our marketing activities and improve the relevance of the adverts that you see.
Blocking or restricting Cookies. You can stop Cookies being used on your device by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to block the deployment of all or some Cookies. Please visit www.allaboutcookies.org to find out how. Please note, if you use your browser settings to block Cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
The additional cookies that run during your session will collate information regarding your computer in the form of server logs including where available your IP addresses, operating system, browser types regarding your systems administration.
This is for the purpose of statistical data. Disabling cookies ensures that your IP address will not be recorded. You can update your cookie preferences in your browser settings. Please note that disabling cookies will ensure that your IP address will not be recorded.
HALDANE SHIELLS GROUP would request that the cookies are accepted, as they are used for:
- Customisation of the website layout and content.
- Recognition of when a user has visited and how many unique visits are received.
- Remembering your preferences and settings.
- Recognition of devices so the same information is not needed on every visits to the website.
- Identification of errors for resolution.
- Identification of what is relevant whilst browsing the website.
- Collation of statistical and anonymous information around the use of our digital services.
- Effectiveness of our website and online message.
The Websites associated with HALDANE SHIELLS GROUP may contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and manufacturers.
In the event of you following these links, these websites will have their own privacy policies and HALDANE SHIELLS GROUP does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
HALDANE SHIELLS GROUP would advise that you check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.
The Websites associated with the HALDANE SHIELLS GROUP may offer you the opportunity to share or follow information about the business using third-party social networking functionality; share this, like, or follow buttons.
We offer this functionality in order to generate interest in our website and services among members of your social networks.
You should be aware that sharing personal information within a social network may result in that information being collected by the social network provider. This could result in that information becoming publically available in internet search engine results.
We do not exercise or endorse controls, policies, or practices on any third-party social network that you may access through our websites.
JURISDICTION - DATA STORAGE FOR USE IN THE EU AND THIRD COUNTRIES
HALDANE SHIELLS GROUP store your data on secured servers inside the EU and third countries (e.g. Isle of Man). Most of our partner networks are mainly based within the EU and third countries. If any data is stored outside the EU and third countries it will be documented.
We have a clear data policy in place regarding the submission of your personal information. This will cover consent to transfer, storing or processing your personal information and data.
In the event of this instance, HALDANE SHIELLS GROUP will take steps to ensure that the required security measures are followed to protect data as per our data security policy.
You can read about the EU e-Privacy Directive and the UK’s Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 at www.ico.gov.uk.