For Splash Pools
(Updated April, 2019)
UK and EU law requires that, where a site utilizes Cookies or proportionate advancements, the site administrator must make certain disclosure in connection to the utilization of the Cookies.
This Cookies Policy provides the following information for users:
- What are Cookies and Related Technologies?
- What are the different types of cookies We use?
- What are Cookies used for?
- How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
- Contact details and where to find further information
WHAT ARE COOKIES AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES?
A cookie is a small data file, often including a unique identifier, which is sent to your computer, mobile phone or tablet device by the web server so the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our Services, information about your device, e.g. the device’s IP address and browser type, broad location and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page. If you have registered for any Services or you are a subscriber, it may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our Services to your interests. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our Services and help us to provide you with a better user experience.
In addition to cookies, our Services may also use web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs. These are all types of technology implemented by websites or third party ad servers to allow them to analyse your website use and help improve your experience of the Services.
COOKIES WE SET
- Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Below are lists of the different types of cookies used on this site, and an explanation of what they are used for. If you would like any more information, please get in touch.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
- Session Cookies:are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser;
- Persistent cookies: are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are used where we (or a third party) need to identify you for a later browsing session. The fixed period of time is typically 30-90 days for targeting or behavioural advertising cookies and may be up to 26 months for analytical performance and measurement cookies;
- Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
- Functionality Cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
- Other Cookies: The following cookies are also set by our site. However, their purpose has not yet been identified. We are conducting research into these cookies and will update this page as soon as possible.
- Functional Cookies: Functional cookies are essential to the running of our Services. They are used to remember your preferences on our websites and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymised, so we cannot identify you personally. Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving advertising. These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.
- Essential or ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies: These cookies are essential for the running of our Services. Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do remember preferences beyond your current visit and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.
- Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies: Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our Services, for example, to determine the number of pageviews and the number of unique users a website has. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyse patterns of user behaviour and we use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance. The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes
- Targeting or ‘Behavioural Advertising’ Cookies: These cookies, which may be placed on your device by us or our trusted third party service providers, remember that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with content or advertising which is tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising (OBA) and is done by grouping together shared interests based upon web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (e.g. your age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you. Without these cookies, content and advertisements you encounter may be less relevant to you and your interests. If you would like more information about OBA, including how to opt-out of these cookies, please visit: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ or scroll down to: How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
GIVING US CONSENT TO UTILIZE COOKIES
- to access your information so we can provide you with customised content and experiences, or remember the last page you visited on the Services;
- to identify returning users, registrants and subscribers and allow them to be presented with a personalised version of the site;
- to eliminate the need for returning users to re-enter their login details;
- commenting on our sites;
- to operate shopping cart on various of our Services
- to maintain your settings and authenticate your identity while you are logged in to the Services;
- to support security measures and to assist in identifying possible fraudulent or abusive activities.
- to measure users’ behaviour to better develop our Services.
- to manage online advertising and revenue share arrangements.
- to manage eCommerce activities via affiliate links and associated revenue share arrangements;
- to build a profile based on users browsing patterns so that we and third parties can target advertising to users that will be more relevant to users’ interests;
- to create profiles that trusted third parties can buy to allow them to better target their advertising with more relevant content; and
- to keep track of the number of users who saw a particular ad or visited a particular page of one of our websites, analyse the effectiveness of our ads, and provide auditing, research and reporting for advertisers.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Some of the cookies described in the “What Cookies are used on our Site” section above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our Site. Third parties may also read cookies on your browser to collect information or to serve content or advertisements to you. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for example analytics. For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see:
- Internet Advertising Bureau website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ where you will be able to opt-out of receiving Interest-Based Advertising cookies from some of the third parties listed below; and/or
- If you want to know more about how cookies work and how to manage or delete them, visit the World Wide Web Consortium’s website.
As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites. However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions below for a main selection of browsers. The instructions detailed below were correct at time of writing. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.
HOW USERS CAN MANAGE OR OPT OUT OF COOKIES
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a third party. For example, you may object to being served advertising which is targeted to your interests based on your browsing history. If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so.
Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. Some internet browsers have a ‘Do Not Track or ‘DNT’ setting; this sends a signal to websites asking them not to track your browsing. The following links may be helpful:
- Cookie setting in Firefox
- Cookie setting in Safari
- Cookie setting in Internet Explorer
- Cookie setting in Chrome
In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site. To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or go to the help menu within your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.
For more information about third party cookies generated by advertisers please visit www.youronlinechoices.com.
Please be aware that these are third party websites and Splash Pools does not accept any liability for the instructions given on these sites.
Opting out of Targeting and Behavioural Advertising Cookies: If you would like to disable third party cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website.
If your browser is not listed above, perform a Google search for cookie settings for your browser to find to relevant information.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously referred if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not, it’s typically better to allow cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.