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Cookie Policy

We are Shaftesbury PLC (for further details about us please see our Privacy Policy). We take the privacy of visitors to this website very seriously. The purpose of this Cookie Policy is to inform you about the types of cookies we use on this website. This Cookie Policy is effective from 20 April 2018.  We may change it from time to time by updating this page so please revisit and reread it periodically.
 
This site uses cookies in order to perform certain functions. On your first visit to our home page a banner appeared to make it clear that this website uses cookies and to direct you towards this Cookie Policy. It was explained to you on that first visit that by continuing to browse the site you would be agreeing to our use of cookies. This means that by using our website, you are deemed to be giving your consent to our use of the cookies described in this Cookie Policy for the purposes described. You can refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. You can also delete or block cookies at any time by altering the browser settings on your machine or other device. Further details are set out below. 
 
A cookie is a small piece of data sent by our server to your computer or to the other device you are using to access our website e.g. a smartphone, so that information can be recalled. A cookie is stored by your web browser in a text file on your computer or other device. Each time your web browser requests content from a server that has previously interacted with your machine or other device, the cookie’s message is sent back to our server.
 
Cookies relating to this website are passive and are just used for collecting and transferring that anonymous information. By this we mean that no cookie set while on this site will capture any personal data about you (or be used in any malicious fashion whatsoever). Personal data is referred to in more detail in our Privacy Policy.  
 
Two types of cookies may be used on this website; "session cookies", which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and “persistent cookies", which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).  These are referred to in more detail in the table below. 
 
To learn more about cookies please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.


To learn how to adjust your browser settings so that cookies aren’t accepted or to delete or block cookies at any time please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx?page=1.


WARNING: Many websites use cookies to deliver site functionality and you may find websites don’t work properly if you don’t accept cookies. While on this website your web browser may interact with content from different servers and therefore cookies from sources other than this site may be set on, or read from, your computer during a visit to this site. This means that this website may link through to third party websites which may also use cookies over which we have no control. We recommend that you check the relevant third party’s Cookie and Privacy Policy for information about any cookies that may be used.

The purpose for which we use analytical/performance cookies is as follows. We use them to collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use our website. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. Identifying how visitors arrive at our site and the path they take through it to help us to improve our service to you. We use third party tools to monitor and analyse traffic to, from and within our website. In addition, we use strictly necessary cookies in order for the website to function properly.
 
Below is a summary of the types of cookie that may be set or read while your machine or other device is used to access this site, their function, and the issuer setting this cookie:

TYPE ROLE ISSUER(S)

SITE ANALYTICS SESSION COOKIE (Google Analytics)

 

This allows the system to operate properly by allowing it to understand interactions in a single session. This cookie will be deleted when you close your browser.

 

Google Analytics.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

 

SITE ANALYTICS SESSION COOKIE (Shaftesbury PLC)

This is a functional cookie that helps this system to operate properly by allowing it to understand interactions in a single session.  This cookie will be deleted when you close your browser.

The operator of this website, Shaftesbury PLC

SITE ANALYSIS PERSISTENT COOKIE

These cookies allow us to understand how often users visit our site, how long they spend there, and the pages they interact with. We do not record any information that will uniquely identify you. Instead we put together the information from a very large number of users of our website to give us an overall picture of how people visit our site. This cookie is not deleted when you close your browser and it will remain on your computer or other device unless you choose to disable it (see above for how to do that).

Google Analytics.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.  These cookies will be deleted when you close your browser.

The operator of this website, Shaftesbury PLC

FURTHER INFORMATION ON GOOGLE ANALYTICS 

The Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Website analyse how you and other users use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (which may include your IP address, the internet browser and language you use, preferences, the date and hour of your access to the web page and the websites you access after visiting this Website) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website.

USE OF WEB BEACONS

Some of our website pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information which includes a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These web beacons do not carry any personal data about you and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.
As web beacons are the same as any other content request included in the recipe for a web page, you cannot opt out or refuse them. However, where they are used in conjunction with cookies they can be rendered ineffective by blocking cookies or by changing the cookie setting on your browser.  We explain how to do this at the beginning of this Cookie Policy.