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- What is a cookie?
- Web beacons
- Third party cookies and content sharing
- Managing your cookies
- Behavioural advertising
- Further information
1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small computer file which may be downloaded to your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. Cookies are harmless files which can help improve your experience of using a website because, among other things, they help us to:
- understand your browsing habits;
- respond to you as an individual by tailoring our operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences;
- monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not;
- understand the number of visitors so that we can analyse data about web traffic which helps us improve our Sites.
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Westland Horticulture Limited also works with third parties in providing you services through our Sites and they may set a cookie on your computer as part of this arrangement. We use these cookies to provide relevant advertising to users of our Sites and other sites. We also use these cookies to limit what marketing or advertising is delivered to our customers.
Most cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser; these are known as session cookies. Others, known as persistent cookies, are stored on your computer either until you delete them or they expire.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies on visiting one of our websites via a pop-up notice. If you choose to decline this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our Sites and could prevent you from completing some purchases through our Sites.
Required – we use a set of cookies which are critical to the functionality of the Sites. They are used to keep a user logged in to the site and to remember previous orders should the user return to a Site.
Functional – we use a set of cookies to track visitors to help us understand how website visitors use our Sites. These cookies are only used to help improve users’ site experience. The cookies are placed on the user’s first visit to a Site and they track the user through the Site, where they go, where they drop off, what pages they have problems with, etc.
Marketing – we use third parties to help provide customised advertising and other content to visitors to our Sites and other sites. We also use these cookies to limit what marketing or advertising is delivered to our website visitors.
So that we can offer you the best possible online experience, new services using cookies may be added to our site from time to time. We aim to keep the cookies information provided here as accurate as possible and use all reasonable efforts to review and update the details.
Although we audit the types of cookies that are used on our Sites, it is possible that the services we use may make changes to their cookie names and purposes. Some services, particularly social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, change their cookies regularly. Although we always aim to show you up-to-date information, we may not be able to reflect these changes in our policy straight away.
3. Web beacons
Web beacons are a similar technology to cookies; and just like cookies, they can help to deliver an improved online experience. Essentially, they are a clear picture file that is used to keep track of a customer’s navigation through a website or series of websites.
They may also be referred to as “tags”, and are normally used by websites that use third-party traffic monitoring and tracking services, such as web analytics. Web beacons can be used in combination with cookies to gain an understanding of how a website’s users navigate through the Sites. If you would like to find out more about web beacons, you can visit All About Cookies.
4. Third party cookies and content sharing
When you use the Sites you may see cookies being delivered by third party providers.
5. Managing your cookies
You will receive a notification on visiting our websites asking if you want to accept or reject cookies. You can also use your browser settings to accept or reject cookies and delete existing cookies. If you have disabled cookies in your web browser or reject cookies via our cookie acceptance notification you won’t be able to benefit from services such as personalised recommendations.
6. Behavioural advertising
We have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit. The purpose of these cookies is “behavioural advertising” (also known as “remarketing”), which is a means of showing you relevant products and services based on what you appear to be interested in. If you’d like to opt out of behavioural advertising, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website.
7. Further information
If you require any further information on cookies including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage, delete and turn them off visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org please note these are external websites and Westland Horticulture Limited is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this sites.