GWP Group

Use of Cookies

GWP Groups’ use of cookies on www.gwp.co.uk

Last updated: 23rd May 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.

 

This page sets out how GWP Group uses cookies when you browse our website, and the choices available to you.

 

We have also created separate policies that cover Privacy and Terms of Use for the GWP Group website, that you can access for specific information relating to this.

 

You can download these policies (PDF) by clicking here.

 

Please use the table of contents below to jump to a particular area of interest.

 

Alternatively, please contact us on 01793 754 444 or marketing@gwp.co.uk should you have any questions or concerns regarding GWP Groups’ use of cookies.

Quick Reference / Table of Contents

Please use the links below if you would like to go directly to your specific area of interest.

 

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.

 

It avoids using legal terms where possible, and covers the key points of how and why we use Cookies on the GWP Group website, and how you can object to this.

 

However, if you have any questions after reading this section and the extended policy below, please contact us on 01793 754 444 or email marketing@gwp.co.uk.

 

1.2: Cookies are small encrypted text files that are stored on your device when visiting this website.

 

They cannot be used to identify you personally (although may be associated with personal data held elsewhere – see our privacy policy for more info), and these pieces of information are used to improve our services for you.

 

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.

 

1.4: GWP Group uses a number of cookies to enable the more advanced features of our website. The main reasons we use cookies are as follows:

 

(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:

 

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Hubspot
  • LinkedIn
  • 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

 

3.1: We use cookies for the following purposes:

 

(a)authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose are: __hstc, hubspotutk, __hssc, __hssrc, hsPagesViewedThisSession (Hubspot));

(b) status – we use cookies to help us to determine your privacy settings when using our website (cookies used for this purpose are: __hs_opt_out, __hs_do_not_track, (Hubspot));

(c) personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise our website for you (cookies used for this purpose are: hubspotutk (Hubspot));

(d) advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you on third party websites (cookies used for this purpose are: NID, SID, __gads, __gac, Conversion, AID, DSID, TAID (Google), Facebook TBC, LinkedIn TBC, Optin Monster TBC);

(e) analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services (cookies used for this purpose are: __hstc, hubspotutk, __hssc, __hssrc, hsPagesViewedThisSession, (Hubspot) _ga, _gid, _gat, _gac_<property> (Google)); and

(f) cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally

4: Cookies used by our service providers

 

4.1: Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

 

4.2: We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 

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).

 

You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

 

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.

 

4.4: We use Facebook tracking to serve relevant adverts to you on Facebook and their associated platforms. This service uses cookies for identifying you on Facebook and its associated platforms, and the specific products or services of GWP Group that you have expressed an interest in. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

 

4.5: We use LinkedIn tracking to serve relevant adverts to you on LinkedIn and their associated platforms. This service uses cookies for identifying you on LinkedIn and its associated platforms, and the specific products or services of GWP Group that you have expressed an interest in. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

4.6: We use Optin Monster to display pop ups on the GWP website. This service uses cookies for identifying if you have previously seen or closed the pop up, in order that it will not be displayed again within a set time period (usually 5 days). You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://optinmonster.com/privacy/

 

4.7: We use Hubspot to personalize the content that you see on the GWP Group website, as well as any follow up marketing communications that we may send you. This service uses cookies for tracking your activity on our website, to identify you if you have previously given us your personal information, to maintain your privacy preferences and to display content that is tailored to your interests (profiling). You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy

 

4.8: We use Hubspot to personalize the content that you see on the GWP Group website, as well as any follow up marketing communications that we may send you. This service uses cookies for tracking your activity on our website, to identify you if you have previously given us your personal information, to maintain your privacy preferences and to display content that is tailored to your interests (profiling). You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy

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);

(b)  https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(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

(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

 

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.

Questions?

 

If you have a question about any aspect of the GWP Group, or the products and services we offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch by completing the form below.

For details of how GWP Group will treat your data, please view our Privacy Policy. Your info will not be shared with any third party.

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