Cookies notice

Visitors to our website

We use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. We do this in order to provide you with the best possible online service. This technology is called cookies which we store on your device.

You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. However, if you give us any personal information about yourself or others we promise to treat it securely, fairly and lawfully. We are committed to protecting your privacy.

We will not use any information gathered through cookies on this site to identify you as an individual. If you do provide us with any personal information through our website, we will be up front about how this will be used. We will make it clear when we collect your personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

What is a Tag?

A tag is a small piece of code which is placed on our website and collects data. This code would only collect data on our website alone. A tag will not be stored on your browser, however, it may use a cookie which could be placed on your browser.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and it stays on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your device they are merely used to ‘remember’ you when you visit again. Cookies alone cannot be used to identify you.

A cookie will transport information about how you use our website to us. The cookie itself does not keep any of the data it collects.

What do cookies mean for you?

It is up to you whether you let websites to place cookies on your browser or not. There are many benefits for allowing these however there are some drawbacks. Above we described to you what we use the cookies for. Below we give you some of what we believe will be the benefits to you however, you need to make the decision whether you allow cookies to be stored on your device or not. We also tell you below how to refuse cookies being stored on your device.

Why do we want to use Cookies?

We use cookies to:

  • make our websites work
  • provide effective security when you are buying our products
  • improve the efficiency of our website
  • help us to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly
  • learn from our website visitors and give the best customer experience we possibly can
  • track the effectiveness of our online marketing activity
  • deliver retargeting advertising
  • collect statistical information to assist us and our partners to learn how customers use our and their products

Some benefits to you:

  • security
  • you are not asked repeatedly the same questions; for example to complete a survey
  • the ability to view pages that are more relevant to you
  • you are presented with advertising that is relevant to what you are looking for at the time

Some drawbacks:

  • some cookies are stored on your browser for a certain length of time
  • you may be presented with advertising that is relevant to what ever you are looking for at the time, which can be viewed as limiting your choice
  • some cookies may be used to track your viewing behavior when you visit our website

What types of cookie do we use?

The following table lists the types of cookies that we use on our site

  • Strictly necessary

    Description

    These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

    Cookies we use

    'Session ID' cookie to maintain a user's session and allow data to be passed between different online forms, this cookie exists only for the duration of the user's session.

  • Performance cookies

    Description

    These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works or the effectiveness of a marketing campaign.

    Cookies we use

    Analytics cookies are used for website analysis and a testing platform to monitor and optimise the website. Cookies capture anonymous data about a user's journey and aggregate this data to analyse trends. These cookies last longer than the user's session so that we can understand whether a user us a first time, or a returning visitor.

    Ad tracking cookies measure the effectiveness of our online marketing campaigns.

    Affiliate tracking cookies measure the effectiveness of our affiliate network's marketing campaigns.

  • Functionality cookies

    Description

    These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

    Cookies we use

    'Safe browsing' cookie, provided by Google, Inc. This allows us to verify with Google that the site is free from suspected phishing and malware pages.

    Social Media cookies allow our customers the facility to link content on the website with a user's chosen social media platform. In order for this facility to operate we use these platform's cookies, which exist only for the duration of a user's session.

  • Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

    Description

    These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations or organisations we have asked to do so on our behalf. These cookies are called retargeting cookies and will remember that you have visited our website and enable us to serve you with advertising when you are visiting other sites (for example to remind you products and services you were interested in, or to tell you about special offers and discounts). Other retargeting cookies (usually placed by advertising networks) may remember terms that you have used on search engine queries so that we can serve you with advertising for products and services relevant to those search terms. Further information about advertising retargeting can be found at http://www.iab.net/privacymatters/3.php

    Cookies we use

    We use retargeting cookies so that we may serve advertising to you after you have left our site. We work with third parties who may place cookies on your web browser to enable us (and other advertisers) to serve you with advertising based on your search activity. We do not use cookies for any other form of behavioural advertising. We may use the following companies for cookie-based retargeting advertising: Exchange Lab, Quantcast, Tribal Fusion, Media IQ, Xaxis. If you opt-out of their cookies, you will be opting out of our retargeting advertising as a result. You can disable advertising retargeting cookies here http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. Further information about opting out of advertising retargeting can be found here http://www.iab.net/privacymatters/3.php

How to refuse use of cookies

When you decide to get a quotation or buy on line we will use necessary cookies for your security and to provide you with a policy.

If you decide to not allow any of the other cookies, you can do that by changing your internet browser settings to disable the use of cookies. Please note if you refuse the cookies you may experience slower running times and you may not be able to access all of our website content.

Where to find information about controlling cookies

Internet explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835

Chrome
https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/privacy/

Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Clear%20Recent%20History

Safari
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

Opera
http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Other resources that provide further information on cookies which may be of help:

http://www.aboutcookies.org
http://www.allaboutcookies.org
http://youronlinechoices.com/uk

DLG is not responsible for the content of external websites.