What exactly are cookies?
There quite like the little devices in “Despicable Me” but a little more technical. In short a cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other device.
You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. However, some of the services and features offered through websites may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
Types of cookies - General
Cookies can be first-party or third-party cookies:
- First party cookies– these are cookies that the website you are visiting places on your computer.
- Third party cookies– cookies placed on your computer through the website but by third parties such as Google, Safari and Chrome.
The cookies we use
We use the following cookies on our website:
- Strictly necessary cookies(first party) – these are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. They are deleted when you close the browser.
- Performance cookies (first party) – these collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use our website. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website. It also gives us information as to the approximate regions that the user is visiting from.
- Functionality cookies (first party) – these 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. 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. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- [Targeting or advertising cookies– these cookies allow us and our advertisers to deliver information that is 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 advertising campaigns. They remember that you have visited our website and may help us in compiling your profile. These are persistent cookies which will be kept on your device until their expiration or earlier manual deletion.]
- Social media cookies– these cookies allow you to connect with social media networks. These are persistent cookies which will be kept on your device until their expiration or earlier manual deletion.
- IP tracking cookies– we may use third parties to provide information about visitors to our websites. When you visit our website we will record your IP address. This address will be matched against public and proprietary IP address databases to provide us with information about your visit. This information may identify the organisation to whom the IP address is registered but not individuals. In some limited cases i.e. single person companies, it may be possible to identify personal data from publicly available ICANN data.
- Post-Click tracking cookies– these are used to report on the pages of www.privalgo.co.uk that have been viewed by visitors to the site who have followed links placed within email correspondence. This analysis helps us to analyse engagement with content that is viewed and therefore allows us to improve our site and our user’s experience. Since these cookies are paired to individual email addresses, it will be possible for us to identify the activities of the relevant individual.
We may combine information from these types of cookies and technologies with information about you from any other source.
Cookie consent and opting out
In order to opt out of IP tracking cookies, Post-Click tracking cookies or Document Tracking Cookies you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner in relation to our processing of your Personal Data. Information can be found at www.ICO.org.uk.
However, before you do so and we would encourage you to raise your complaint with us in the first instance. Please contact:
Telephone : 020 3880 0575