Cookie Policy

We use cookies to make this website as useful to you as possible.

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 guest, 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 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).

 

Advertising Cookies

Our website uses cookies/advertising IDs for the purpose of advertising. This enables us to show our advertisements to visitors who are interested in our products on partner websites, apps and emails. Re-targeting technologies use your cookies or advertising IDs and display advertisements based on your past browsing behaviour.

Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses. They are not used to identify you personally.

 

Google Analytics

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.

 

List of Cookies

Here is a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for on our website/s.

 

Name

Purpose

Description

PHPSESSID

User session ID

Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. A good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.

cb-enabled

Cookie consent alert

This cookie is associated with a free script which shows a cookie alert notice on a website. It is used to record when the user has dismissed the notice to prevent it re-appearing on return visits.

_ga

Google Universal Analytics

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics.  It is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.

_gid

Google Universal Analytics

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

_gat_UA-37170836-1

Google Analytics

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.

_vwo_uuid_v2

Visual Website Optimiser

This cookie name is associated with the product Visual Website Optimiser. The tool helps site owners measure the performance of different versions of web pages.

__unam

ShareThis

This cookie is usually associated with the ShareThis social sharing widget placed in a site to enable sharing of content across various social networks.

__insp_norec_sess

Disqus comment plugin

A cookie used by the Disqus comment plugin (https://disqus.com/)

__insp_nv

Disqus comment plugin

A cookie used by the Disqus comment plugin (https://disqus.com/)

__insp_slim

Disqus comment plugin

A cookie used by the Disqus comment plugin (https://disqus.com/)

__insp_targlpt

Disqus comment plugin

A cookie used by the Disqus comment plugin (https://disqus.com/)

__insp_targlpu

Disqus comment plugin

A cookie used by the Disqus comment plugin (https://disqus.com/)

__insp_wid

Disqus comment plugin

A cookie used by the Disqus comment plugin (https://disqus.com/)

You can at any time refuse the use of cookies.

 

IP Addresses

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.

 

Links

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.

 

Social Networks

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.

Please read the privacy policy on any social network with which you may share information with.

 

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.

We may update our privacy policy from time to time, so would advise that you check it each time you visit the website.

 

Date: April 2018

Review Date: April 2019

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