Cookies

In order to be transparent with our visitors and to comply with the recent legislation we are providing you with details of how we use Cookies on this website. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our Cookies Policy and let us know if you have any questions.

What are Cookies and why are they used?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies were designed to remember things that an internet user has done on that website in the past, which can include putting products in their basket, logging in, or clicking on links.

Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses.
This information about how customers use the website is used in many ways:
:: To find out what the website doesn't do well and make improvements to it in future
:: To keep a record of the products you've reviewed
:: To make personalised product recommendations, based upon your previous times you've shopped on the website
:: To remember your preferences
:: Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
:: Make sure advertising on other websites is relevant to you
:: And many other things too

What the new regulation says about Cookies?

Within the new EU and UK ruling, there is a requirement to obtain consent for Cookies or similar technologies.

The rules in this area are designed to protect the privacy of internet users. They are intended to prevent information being stored on people's computers, and used to recognise them, without their knowledge or agreement.

Types of Cookies

Session (or Transient) Cookies


Session cookies are stored in your computer's memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.


Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies

Persistent cookies that are stored on the user's computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so they will be remembered for next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse visitor behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how the well the website works and where it can be improved.

Third-party cookies

In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may from time to time include third party links on our Website. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We encourage you to review those policies when you visit those sites. This Privacy Policy Statement only covers our Website and does not cover any other website. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. 

Other cookies (Google Analytics)

We use this to monitor site performance, sales and how the site is being used in order to constantly provide the best experience to our customers. The data being passed is anonymous. More information can be found at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/


Advertising And Remarketing Cookies

This website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven't completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to the Valeport website. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google's privacy policy.

 You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, or visitingDoubleCick opt-out page or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page. If you want to, you can also opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.


Sharing with social networks


If you use the buttons that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks like twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
http://twitter.com/privacy
http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/

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