This policy describes what information the cookies gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality and it is therefore recommended that you do not disable cookies.
This Cookies Policy applies to www.optomany.com, all branded pages on third party platforms (such as Twitter or YouTube) and applications accessed or used through such website(s) or third party platforms (our "Website(s)"), which are operated by or on behalf of Optomany Limited ("we", "us", "our").
WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS POLICY?
- WHAT IS A COOKIE?
- TYPES OF COOKIES
- COOKIES USED ON OUR WEBSITE
- THIRD PARTY COOKIES
- TURNING OFF AND DELETING COOKIES
- MORE INFORMATION
- FURTHER INFORMATION
1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small text file stored by your web browser on your computer or mobile device to improve your experience. Some cookies are essential for our website to work and help us provide you with relevant information. They also allow us to recognise your computer (but not specifically who is using it) when you access our website(s) and help to improve the usability and performance of our website(s).
2. TYPES OF COOKIES
The cookies that may be used on our website(s) can be categorised using the International Chamber of Commerce (ICCUK) guidelines:
- Strictly necessary cookies – these are cookies that are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing areas of the website. Without these cookies, services such as shopping baskets or e-billing cannot be provided.
- Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance the pages visitors go to most and if they get error messages from pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
- Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. 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 activity on other website(s).
- Targeting cookies - These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
4. COOKIES USED ON OUR WEBSITE
Dependant on which of our website(s) you access, we may use the following cookies:
|Cookie Type||Cookie Name||Purpose|
|Performance cookie||_utma (unique visitor cookie)
_utmb (session cookie)
_utmc (session cookie)
_utmv (visitor segmentation cookie)
_utmx (Google Analytics Content
_utmz (Campaign cookie)
|Google analytics uses these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.|
|Performance cookie||Googlemaps||On certain pages within our website we use Google Maps to enable you to see our location(s). To learn more about how Google uses this information, please visit https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/|
5. DO WE USE THIRD PARTY COOKIES?
The only third party cookies which may be used on our website(s) are those that track user interaction with our website(s) in order for us to monitor traffic levels, user interaction and goal conversion. These cookies are used purely to help us improve the service we offer to our visitors and the information collected cannot and will not be used to identify individuals. We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; You Tube, LinkedIn and Twitter, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Except as stated in the paragraph below, or as otherwise agreed with us, the contents of our Website
6. TURNING OFF AND DELETING COOKIES
If you disable the cookies that we use this may impact your experience while on our website(s).
7. MORE INFORMATION
For more detailed information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org which provides guidance on how to control cookies.
8. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
9. FURTHER INFORMATION / CONTACT US
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