Tracking and Cookies

First off, the Cookie Law Explained
The Cookie Law or formally known as the GDPR privacy laws that will come into force on May 25, 2018, within the EU, this piece of privacy legislation will require websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

It was designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and give them a choice to allow it or not, a little history and a good explanation can be found here: Cookie Law FAQ

This law applies to any business anywhere that has a website (no matter the location) serving customers within any EU country and is required to comply with the legislation with respect to those EU visitors and that country.

What are Cookies and Why?
A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information or to record the user's browsing activity, the single most important job of a cookie is to keep a user logged in as they browse from page to page, tab to tab, this is stateful information.

Why do we use these tracking Technologies and where?
We use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies to control access to certain content on our Sites, protect the Sites, and to process any requests that you make of us, should you choose to decline some functions of the website may no longer not be available to you, we use these for:

  • Browsing our site and to keep track of your navigation choices also known as 'session data' no personal identifying data should be in these prior to accepting the use of cookies.
  • Analytical data for the proposes of tracking website usage.
  • Contact Forms, so we can respond to you.
  • E-Shop, so we can process your requests keep track of your orders etc.
  • We only keep data where we may have legal obligations to do so, such as financial transactions or where you opted in/out of a service we offer.
  • Downloads
  • Ironically to track if you have accepted or declined our use of cookies.
  • In most cases, cookies, session data and user data are set to expire within 24 hours with the exception of the e-shop or subscription services.

How do I refuse or withdraw my consent to the use of Cookies?
When you first visit our site you will be notified that this site uses cookies you may accept or decline as you wish, or you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject some or all Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device.

For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section or see: manage cookies

Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of our Sites.

If you want to remove previously-stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Sites from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.

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on Tuesday July 17 by Peter Atkin
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