Brook Taverner Cookie Use Information

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that help you navigate through a website. They are generated on the sites that you visit as well as by third-parties that websites work with to manage key elements of their business (user functionality and advertising, for instance). In most cases they do not involve or use personal information in any way.

They are extensively used online and have become part of the fabric and make-up of what has made the internet work so effectively for consumers and businesses. Without cookies many areas of functionality for example, user logins, shopping baskets and other customisation features will not work.

You can find out more about cookies here - http://www.aboutcookies.org/

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Controlling Cookies

If you wish to control cookies and their use on this site in regards to your browser you can change the settings in your web browser preferences.

Changing the control of cookies is different for each browser

Google Chrome

  • Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab and locate the "Privacy" section, and choose the "Content settings" button.
  • Click the "Cookie settings" tab and choose your preferred settings.

Google Chrome allows all cookies by default, but you can restrict the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.

Click on the Close button when you've finished.

Internet Explorer 8.0

  • Choose Tools and then Internet Options
  • Click the Privacy tab
  • Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced, check the 'Override cookie handling' button and modify the settings to suit your requirements.

If you use another type of browser you can find out how to change the cookie controls here - http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1

Please note that if you disable cookies our website will not function correctly and you will not be able to purchase anything from our store.

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Deleting Cookies

If you would like to delete our cookies from your computer you can do so via your browser settings.  Each browser has different methods for storing and deleting cookies. 

Google Chrome

If you use the Google Chrome browser you can delete cookies by following these steps

  • Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and click the "Clear browsing data" button.
  • Select "Delete cookies and other site data" to delete all cookies from the list (alternatively, you can remove all cookies created within a specific time period by selecting the period you want from the dropdown list).
  • Select "Clear browsing history" to delete traces of which websites you've visited.
  • Select "Clear download history" to delete records of which files and programs you've downloaded.
  • Select "Empty the cache" to delete cached website pages.
  • You can also delete saved passwords (which log you into websites) and saved form data (such as your name and address).
  • Then click on the "Clear browsing data" button.
  • Click on the Close button when you've finished.

Internet Explorer 9

  • Open Internet explorer window
  • Click the “Tools” button
  • Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
  • Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

Internet Explorer 8

  • Click "Safety" on the Command bar
  • Select "Delete Browsing History"
  • Select the option for cookies and click Delete

Alternatively, Internet Explorer 8's new InPrivate browsing feature allows users to browse the internet without recording information from visited sites (including cookies). To use InPrivate mode:

  • Click "Safety" on the Command bar
  • Select "InPrivate Browsing"

If you use other internet browsers you can find out how to delete your cookies here - http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2

However if you delete cookies during a site visit you may lose items you have placed in your shopping cart basket.

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What are our responsibilities?

As a web company we need to provide transparency about the cookies we use on our website.  This responsibility has arisen due to “The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011” which can be found here - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/1208/made

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What is our policy as a business?

We make our best efforts to list in this document the cookies we use on our website and their uses so you can see what data we record and why it has been recorded.  We wish to be completely open about our cookie use so you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to use our website. 

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How do we use cookies on our website?

The cookies we use on our website are as follows.  Please note these are all the cookies that we know about and third party websites that bring you to our web store may use cookies that we cannot control.  You should seek guidance from the websites you visit who direct you to our store to understand their use of website cookies and their policies for informing you about their use.

_utmxx | .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Persistent – this means it will stay on your browser after you exit our store.

Is it first or third party?

Third party from Google Analytics

Cookie Purpose

Controls testing for Google Optimiser which is a service we use to test different variations of the website.

What data is held in the cookie?

Data about which version of the website you have been shown.

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Only anonymous data is stored.

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Used on all pages that have or have previously had Google Optimiser experiments used on it.

_utmx | .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Persistent – this means it will stay on your browser after you exit our store.

Is it first or third party?

Third party from Google Analytics

Cookie Purpose

Controls testing for Google Optimiser which is a service we use to test different variations of the website.

What data is held in the cookie?

Data about which version of the website you have been shown.

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Only anonymous data is stored.

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Used on all pages that have or have previously had Google Optimiser experiments used on it.

_utma | .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Persistent – this means it will stay on your browser after you exit our store.

Is it first or third party?

Third party from Google Analytics

Cookie Purpose

Records how many times you have been to our website for Google Analytics purposes

What data is held in the cookie?

Stores the amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Anonymous only

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Used on all pages of the website

_utmb | .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Expires shortly after visit

Is it first or third party?

Third party from Google Analytics

Cookie Purpose

Is used to check approximately how long you stay on our  website: when a visit starts, and approximately  ends.  Used by Google Analytics

What data is held in the cookie?

Is used to check approximately how long you stay on our site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends.

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Anonymous only

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Used on all pages of the website

_utmc | .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Expires shortly after visit

Is it first or third party?

Third party from Google Analytics

Cookie Purpose

Is used to check approximately how long a user stays our website: when a visit starts, and approximately  ends.  Used by Google Analytics

What data is held in the cookie?

Is used to check approximately how long you stay on our website: when a visit starts, and approximately ends.

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Anonymous

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Used on all pages of the website

_utmz | .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Persistent – this means it will stay on your browser after you exit our store.

Is it first or third party?

Third party from Google Analytics

Cookie Purpose

Stores where you came from before you reached our website (search engine, search keyword, link).  Used by Google Analytics

What data is held in the cookie?

Stores where you came from (search engine, search keyword, link)

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Anonymous

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Used on all pages of the website

fronted | .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Persistent – this means it will stay on your browser after you exit our store.

Is it first or third party?

First party from the onsite Magento software

Cookie Purpose

Creates a session ready to help people buy from the site.

What data is held in the cookie?

Stores what people put into their shopping cart.  Essential cookie for use of the website.

Also stores the referrer that brought the user to the website.

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Anonymous

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Used on all pages of the website

affc | .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Persistent – this means it will stay on your browser after you exit our store.

Is it first or third party?

Third party from Affiliate Window

Cookie Purpose

Records if an affiliate of Brook Taverner has brought you to the website.

What data is held in the cookie?

Stores the affiliate information (if any) that brought the you to the website.

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Anonymous

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Would only be used if you had been sent to our website via an affiliate link.

conversion | .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Persistent – this means it will stay on your browser after you exit our store.

Is it first or third party?

Third party issues by Google Adwords

Cookie Purpose

Records that you have visited our website

What data is held in the cookie?

Just records that you have visited our website and when.

This cookie is used for targeted advertising and so if you wish to opt out of this cookie you can find information on how to do this here

http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Anonymous

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Used on all pages of the website

affc | .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Persistent – this means it will stay on your browser after you exit our store.

Is it first or third party?

Third party from Affiliate Window

Cookie Purpose

Records if an affiliate of Brook Taverner has brought you to the website.

What data is held in the cookie?

Stores the affiliate information (if any) that brought the you to the website.

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Anonymous

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Would only be used if you had been sent to our website via an affiliate link.

We also use Next Performance retargeting banner advertising and if you have clicked on a banner advert you may receive the Next Performance cookie.  If you wish to opt out of this cookie and retargeting then you can do so here

http://www.nextperformance.com/gb-uk/private-life.html

Conversant (multiple advertising cookies)–DotomiUser, DotomiNet, DotomiStatus, rt_NNNN,DotomiRRNNNN,DotomiSession_NNNN| .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Persistent (except DotomiSession_NNNN) – this means it will stay on your browser after you exit our store.

DotomiSession_NNNN is a session cookie and is deleted after you close your browser.

Is it first or third party?

Third party issues by Conversant

Cookie Purpose

To personalize advertisements for goods and services

What data is held in the cookie?

Collecting and using anonymous information about your visits to and interactions with our website to personalise advertisements for goods and services

If you wish to opt out of these cookies you can find information on how to do this here

http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Anonymous

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Used on all pages of the website

dtm_token| .brooktaverner.co.uk

Cookie Type

Persistent – this means it will stay on your browser after you exit our store.

Is it first or third party?

First party issues by Brook Taverner

Cookie Purpose

To personalize advertisements for goods and services

What data is held in the cookie?

Collecting and using anonymous information about your visits to and interactions with our website to personalise advertisements for goods and services

To opt out of our cookies used for this online advertising, click here.

Is there any personally identifiable data or is it all anonymous?

Anonymous

Where is the cookie used? (How would a user be exposed to it?)

Used on all pages of the website

 

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