Cookie Policy

Last updated: 10 February 2018

SUMMARY

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how Alter London (we, us, our) uses them.

Like many websites and online services, we use cookies and other technologies to maintain as record of your interaction with said services. Cookies also assist us to manage features and content, alongside storing searches. We recommend you read this policy in full, so you understand what kind of information we collect using cookies and how this information is then used. By using our site, you agree to us using cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are text files that contain small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies are recognised by the website that downloads them or other websites using the same cookies. This system lets a website know if a browsing device has visited it before.

WHAT ARE COOKIES USED FOR?

Cookies have many different functions. For example, it helps us understand how our website is being used, it lets you navigate between pages efficiently, remembers your preferences, and improve your browsing experience. Cookies also identify your preferences so the marketing you see online is relevant to you and your interests.

WHY DO WE USE COOKIES?

On our site we use cookies for the following purposes: strictly necessary, analytics, functionality, advertising and social media. Other cookies are only used where you ask us to remember your login details for when you next return to the site. The cookies used on our site are explained below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to make our website work because they enable you to navigate the site and use its features. Without these cookies you cannot use services necessary for you to be able to effectively use or access secure areas of the site.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies collect information about how people are using our website like pages most visited, how people navigate from one link to another and if they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not gather any information that can be used to identify you. All information collected by these cookies is grouped together with information from other people’s use of our site and is completely anonymous. In general, these cookies provide analytical information about how our site is performing and how we can improve it.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies remember the choices you make on our site, and provide you with improved browsing and site functionality. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your username, language choice and country selection. Furthermore, they can be used to remember changes you make to text size, fonts and other customizable features of the pages.

Advertising Cookies

These cookies deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and your interests. They also limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help measure a campaign’s effectiveness. These cookies remember your site visit and may share this information with other organisations such as advertising partners. This means that after you visit our site you may see advertisements about our brand, products and services elsewhere on the Internet.

Social Media Cookies

To enhance your internet experience and make content sharing easier, some pages on our website may contain tools or applications that link to third party social media service providers like Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. By enjoying London Essentials’ content on these platforms, the individual social media service provider may set its own cookies on your device. We do not control these cookies and therefore recommend that visit the individual social media service provider’s website for further information about their cookies policy.

HOW LONG WILL COOKIES STAY ON MY BROWSING DEVICE?

The length of time a cookie stays on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or a “session” cookie. Session cookies are only stored temporarily on your device and deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device for a fixed period (typically 1year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed.

FIRST AND THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

First Party Cookies are set by the website you are visiting, and they can only be read by that site. Third Party Cookies are cookies placed on your browsing device when you visit our site by another party. These third parties provide a service to us or serve a function on our site. Please note that we do not always control how third-party cookies are used. We therefore recommend that you visit the third party’s website for more information about their cookie policy.

HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES FROM THIS WEBSITE

Generally, you can use the browser that you are viewing our website in to enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, please follow instructions provided by your browser (this is usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” settings). Please be aware that if you disable cookies in your browser, you may not be able to access secure areas of our website and may not be able to take full advantage of our site if you do so.

Some third parties may use Advertising Cookies to gather information about your browsing activity for delivering advertising relevant to you and our interests. The advertising industries in the European Union have developed schemes to help you opt-out of cookies used for these purposes. You can learn more about the EU scheme at www.youronlinechoices.eu

CHANGES

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. All updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice, which we may give by any means, including, but not limited to by posting a revised version of our privacy policy or other notice in our website.

QUESTIONS?

We welcome your views about our website and our privacy policy. If you have any questions about our Cookie Policy, or would like to contact us with any queries or comments, please email us at [email protected]

You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org this includes additional information on cookies.