Last updated: 31st July 2018
All of GWP Groups’ online content and services aim to be as useful, reliable and easy to use as possible.
As with nearly every website and online service, this can sometimes involve placing small amounts of data on your PC, Mac, tablet, mobile phone or whatever browsing device you are using.
These small files are known as cookies.
1: Quick Guide / Summary
1.1: This section has been created to provide the important information from our extended Cookies Policy in an easier to understand and more accessible way.
However, if you have any questions after reading this section and the extended policy below, please contact us on 01793 754 444 or email [email protected]
1.2: Cookies are small encrypted text files that are stored on your device when visiting this website.
They provide additional functionality, features and generally improve the users experience when browsing the site.
If you would like to find out more about cookies, their uses and how you can manage them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
1.3: When you first visit the GWP website, you will see a notice at the bottom of the screen reminding you that we set cookies.
You can choose to accept cookies, but by continuing to use the website it is assumed you are happy for these cookies to be set.
For information on disabling cookies, please view Section 5.
(a) To record data about the use of our website, in order to measure its success and improve it as required
(b) To personalize the content that you see on the website based on your browsing behavior and information previously submitted to us. This can include pre-filling forms to save you time, or displaying different offers / content.
(c) To serve GWP Group adverts on third party web platforms (such as Facebook, LinkedIn and the Google search network)
(d) To display (or not display as appropriate) pop ups highlighting offers and information on the GWP Group website
(e) To determine and adhere to any privacy settings you have previously set.
1.5: Some cookies are set by GWP directly, whilst a number of third party service providers that GWP Group use to improve our website may also set cookies.
Third party companies that may set cookies when you browse the GWP Group website are as follows:
- Opt-In Monster
1.6: GWP are constantly looking to improve our website and information we supply to you. As such, the number and types of cookies we use can change as we start using new technologies or tools, or stop using older ones.
As such, we may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
1.7: This policy was last updated on February 20th 2018.
2: About Cookies
2.1: A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
2.2: Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
2.3: Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
3: Cookies that we use
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4: Cookies used by our service providers
4.3: We use Google AdSense to display advertisements on third party websites. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. This behaviour tracking allows Google to tailor the advertisements that you see on other websites to reflect your interests (but we do not publish interest-based advertisements on our website).
To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.
5: Managing Cookies
5.1: Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
5.2: Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
5.3: If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
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