What are cookies and how we use them.
Blackfridge EX Limited is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and stakeholders, and we take our data protection responsibilities with the utmost seriousness.
The terms “you” and “your” includes our customers/clients, business partners and users of our website(s).
2. OUR WEBSITE
3. WHAT ARE COOKIES
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
For example, we may monitor your search and browser history, IP addresses, cross-website tracking information, user behaviour on a website, browsing patterns, approximate geographical location, device data, history and preferences. This information helps us to remember your preferences on sites you visit often, to remember your user ID and historical transactions, and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently. They also help us to ensure that any preferences you see on our site are more relevant to you and your interests.
4. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE
We use both cookies set by ourselves via our web developers (first-party cookies) and those set by others (thirdparty cookies). This information may also be used to help us to improve, administer and diagnose problems with our server and website. The information also helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage our website’s capacity and efficiency.
5. THE PURPOSE OF THE COOKIES AND SERVICES WE USE?
Cookies are also sometimes classified by reference to their purpose. Please refer to ANNEX B for further information.
6. WHAT DATA IS COLLECTED?
- The date and time you access our website
- The internet address linking to our website
- Pages visited
- Time spent on each page of our website
- Links clicked and conversion information
- Browser type
- Mobile network information
- Type of operating system used
- The IP and logical address of the server you are using (but the last digits are anonymised so we cannot identify you)
- The top-level domain name from which you access the internet (e.g. .com)
- Remember you and your actions while navigating between pages
- Ensure the security of the website
- Monitor and improve the performance of servers hosting the site
- Distinguish users and sessions
- Improve the speed of the site when you access the content repeatedly
- Determine new sessions and visits
- Show the traffic source or campaign that explains how you may have reached our website
- Allow us to store any customisation preferences where our website allows this
7. WHAT IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO US MONITORING YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE (EVEN IF WE DO NOT COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA)?
Third-party cookies are often blocked and deleted through browser settings and security settings; by default, Mozilla Firefox blocks all third-party cookies; Chrome and Apple Safari have recently begun doing so as well. Blocking third-party cookies does not create login issues on websites (which can be an issue after blocking firstparty cookies) and may result in seeing fewer ads on the internet. However, blocking all cookies can sometimes lead to problems, as some websites rely on first-party cookies to function properly. If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser settings so that cookies (including those which are essential to the services requested) are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our website.
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, Google have developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, you have the option of downloading and installing this browser add-on which can be found under the link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
9. HOW TO CONTACT US
If you wish to contact us, please send an email to email@example.com or write to us at our registered address Blackfridge EX Limited, 55 Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man.
10. DO YOU NEED EXTRA HELP?
If you would like this notice in another format (for example audio, large print, braille) please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ above)..
11. LATEST UPDATE
10th December 2021
|The cookies we use||Purpose||Whether cookie is essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested and whether we will seek your consent before we place the cookie|
|Session Cookies||Essential Cookies that enable you to use the features of the site. The session cookie stores data that you have inputted in a temporary memory location and then the data is deleted when the session is complete, or you close your browser.||Without these cookies you will be unable to use basic functions of the site such as, registration. These session cookies do not gather information that could be used for marketing or track your internet browsing.|
|Persistent cookies||A data file that can provide the site with information such as user preferences and information for future visits to improve the user experience. The persistent cookie will have a set expiry date.||The most popular persistent cookie is the Google Analytics cookie which tracks what people like as they move around the website to help improve the user experience.|
|HttpOnly cookies||A type of session cookie used to prevent a Cross-Site Scripting exploit from gaining access to the session cookie and hijacking the victim’s session. The HttpOnly flag is a useful prevention mechanism, as it instructs the useragent to restrict access to the cookie only for use with HTTP messages. Cross site scripting occurs when a user injects malicious script into an otherwise trusted website. The malicious script will then run on the victim’s web browser, often to steal user information such as credentials, session cookies and other sensitive data.||HTTP cookies are built specifically for Internet web browsers to track, personalise and save information about each user’s session. HttpOnly cookies provide an extra layer of protection for you and our site.|
|Third-party cookies||The right to receive the personal data you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or transmit that data to a third party—in certain situations||Third parties use these cookies to track users between websites and display more relevant advertising. We may work with advertisers, and advertising service providers to serve ads that may be relevant to you based on your inferred interests, location or other information collected about you, which
website, or on a third-party website or online service. The placing of these technologies on your device may enable
you to be identified across multiple websites and online services.
|The cookies we use||Purpose|
|They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it, as well as dates and times they visit. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.|
|Targeting cookies||These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, as well as time spent on our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.|
|Pixel tags||Pixel tags (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels) are small pieces of code that can be embedded on websites and emails. Pixels tags may be used to learn how you interact with our website pages and emails, and this information helps us, and our partners provide you with a more tailored experience.|
|Device Identifiers||A device identifier is a unique label can be used to identify a mobile device. Device identifiers may be used to track, analyse, and improve the performance of the website and ads delivered.|
|Third-party services||We may allow others to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on our behalf. In addition to the uses of cookies described above, these entities may use other methods, such as the technologies described below, to collect information about your use of our website and other websites and online services.|
|Google Analytics||This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). We use Google Analytics to track your preferences and also to identify popular sections of our website. Use of Google Analytics in this way, enables us to adapt the content of our website more specifically to your needs and thereby improve what we can offer to you.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our 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.
In particular Google Analytics tells us your IP address (last 3 digits are masked), the number of pages visited, the time and duration of the visit, your location, the website you came from (if any), the type of hardware you use (i.e., whether you are browsing from a desktop or a mobile device), the software used (type of browser); your general interaction with our website,
As stated above, cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally, and what is compiled is only aggregate data that tells us, for example, what countries we are most popular in, but not that you live in a particular country or your precise location when you visited our website (this is because we have only half the information- we know the country the person
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Google Analytics, its purpose and function are further explained on the Google Analytics website.
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