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This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Colne Valley Windows, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, https://www.colnevalleywindows.co.uk/ (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from 3rd July 2018.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

Contents

  • About cookies
  • List of cookies used
  • Non-essential cookies
  • How to accept or reject cookies
  • Copyright

About cookies

What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

 

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

 

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

 

First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

 

List of cookies used

We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:

Name of Cookie

 

Essential or Non-essential? Type of cookie First or Third party? Session or Persistent? Expiry Time Purpose
_cfduid Non-essential Functional (security) Third party Persistent 1 year Cloudflare cookie used to identify trusted web traffic.
SIDCC Non-essential Functional (security) Third party Persistent 3 months Google security cookie used to prevent unauthorised access to the user’s information.
CONSENT Non-essential Functional (consent related) Third party Persistent 20 years Google consent setting cookie.
cookie_notice_accepted Non-essential Functional First party Persistent 1 year Records that cookie notice has been accepted
.ASPXANONYMOUS Non-essential Functional Third party Persistent 2 Months This cookie is used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. It enables the site to maintain an anonymous user-id to track unique users within a session without them logging in or otherwise identifying themselves.
visitor_key Non-essential Functional Third party Persistent 1 year Visitor key assigned by Trustatrader
__qca Non-essential Functional Third party Persistent 1 year Collects anonymous data on the user’s visits to the web site, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content.
_gat Non-essential Functional First party Session End of browser session Used by Google to throttle the request rate.
_ga Non-essential Analytical First party Persistent 2 years To distinguish website visitors.
_gid Non-Essential Analytical First party Session End of browser session Generates statistical data on how a visitor uses the website.
HSID Non-essential Analytical Third party Persistent 2 years Used by Google to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps on the website.
SAPISID Non-essential Analytical Third party Persistent 2 years Used by Google to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps on the website.
SID Non-essential Analytical Third party Persistent 2 years Used by Google to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps on the website.
SSID Non-essential Analytical Third party Persistent 2 years Used by Google to analyse user behaviour in connection with Google maps on the website.
APISID Non-essential Analytical Third party Persistent 2 years Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps.
OGPC Non-essential Analytical Third party Persistent 2 years These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.
_pk_id.5.473a Non-Essential Analytical First party Persistent 1 year Collects anonymous statistics on the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time

spent on the website and what pages have been read. This keeps visitor ID value used by checkatrade to recognize returning visitors.

_pk_ref.5.473a Non-Essential Analytical First party Persistent 1 year Collects anonymous statistics on the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time

spent on the website and what pages have been read. This keeps visitor ID value used by checkatrade to recognize returning visitors.

NID Non-essential Advertising Third party Persistent 6 months Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
1P_JAR Non-essential Advertising Third party Persistent 1 month Google cookie used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates.

 

Non-essential cookies

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

  • Functional cookies
  • Analytical (or performance) cookies
  • Targeting (or advertising) cookies

 

Functional cookies

These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:

  • a third party persistent cookie used to identify trusted web traffic. This cookie is called _cfduid and expires after 1 year.
  • a third party persistent cookie used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. It enables the site to maintain an anonymous user-id to track unique users within a session without them logging in or otherwise identifying themselves. This cookie is called ASPXANONYMOUS and expires after 2 months.
  • a first party persistent cookie that records that cookie notice has been accepted. This cookie is called cookie_notice_accepted and expires after 1 year.
  • a third party persistent cookie used to collect anonymous data on the user’s visits to the web site, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content. This cookie is called __qca and expires after 1 year.
  • a third party persistent cookie used by Google to prevent unauthorised access to a user’s information. This cookie is called SIDCC and expires after 3 months.
  • a first party session cookie used to help Google Analytics manage the number of users on our website. This cookie is called _gat
  • a third party persistent cookie used by Google in relation to the user’s consent settings. This cookie is called CONSENT and expires after 20 years.
  • a third party persistent cookie used by to assign a visitor key by Trustatrader. This cookie is called visitor_key and expires after 1 year.

How to opt in or out from functional cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We will only process such personal information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or device.
Legitimate interests: improving your website experience and providing and enhancing the website’s functionality.

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:

  • Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on and your location (based on your IP address). The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga which is a persistent cookie and expires after 2 years, and _gid which is a session cookie. We also use the Google Analytics cookie _gat, which is explained in more detail in the ‘functional cookies’ section above.
  • Google Map analytical cookies used to measure and track your behaviour in relation to the Google Maps installation on our website. These cookies are persistent cookies which expires after 2 years and are called HSID, SAPISID, APISID, SID, OGPC and SSID.

 

More information

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

For YouTube’s (Google’s) privacy policy, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

 

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.colnevalleywindows.co.uk/privacy-policy

 

Targeting (or advertising) cookies

Targeting (or advertising) cookies record information about your visit to and use of our website, for advertising purposes. We use the targeting cookies for the following purposes on our website:

  • a third party persistent cookie used by Google’s AdSense network which registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device which is used to target advertisements to the user. This cookie is called NID and expires after 6 months.
  • third party persistent cookie used to gather website statistics and track conversion rates. This cookie is called 1P_JAR and expires after 1 month.

Google uses cookies to display advertisements to you about our products and services on other websites and locations across the internet based on the fact that you have visited our website. Google may also display other advertisements across the internet to you about third party services using the Google AdSense network, although this is beyond our control. For more information about Google remarketing, click here: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2453998?hl=en

For further information on Google’s advertising cookies, please see their cookies policy here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

 

How to opt in or out from advertising cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

 

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies

Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using advertising cookies by accepting the use of such cookies via our cookie control tool. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of advertising cookies, including profiling and automated decision-making please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.colnevalleywindows.co.uk/privacy-policy

How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below.

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

 

Accepting or rejecting cookies

Cookie control tool

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool.

Browser settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third-party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Google Adsettings

You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:

  • unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
  • switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).

Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

Copyright

The copyright in this Cookies Policy is either owned by, or licensed to, us and is protected by copyright laws around the world and copyright protection software. All intellectual property rights in this document are reserved.