Cookie Notice

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

The site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users and this helps us to provide you with a good browsing and site experience. Further information about the function, classification, use and purpose of cookies can be found in the table below and in our cookie preference centre. Supplementary information about us and how we handle personal data can be found in our privacy notice available on our website.


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. This small text file may include a unique identifier that distinguishes your computer or mobile device from other devices. We use the term "cookies" in this Cookie Notice to refer to website Cookies and to similar technologies that may collect information automatically when you visit our sites (such as pixel tags and web beacons).


SOURCE AND CATEGORIES OF COOKIES


Our Cookies are either first party or third party. Whether a Cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party depends on the website or domain placing the Cookie. In the context of this Cookie Notice, first party Cookies are Cookies set by us and all the information collected from such Cookies are received by us, while third party Cookies, are set by other parties, we do business with. These parties may place unique Cookies on your browser when you visit our website, to collect information about your use of the website and possibly other online activities over time and across different websites and apps. These third parties collect data directly from your web browser and the processing of this data is subject to their own privacy notices.

First or third-party Cookies are classed as either ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ Cookies depending on their duration:

Persistent cookies

These Cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions and allow your preferences or actions across our websites (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent Cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering your preferences and choices when using our site or to target advertising. These Cookies do not expire once the browsing session closes and remain on your device until an expiration date set by the source of the Cookie, unless you disable this.

Session Cookies

These Cookies are only allocated to your computer for the duration of your visit to our website. A session-based Cookie helps you move around our website faster and, if you are a registered customer, it allows us to give you information that is more relevant to you. This Cookie automatically expires when you close your browser.


USE OF COOKIES


It is important to note that different Cookies do different jobs, below are a summary of Cookies used on our website.


Category of Cookies

Essential/ Non- Essential

What does this cookie do?

Strictly necessary cookies

Essential Cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that identify you, enable you to log into secure areas of our site, make use of e-billing services or help us meet our regulatory and legal obligations. We do not require your consent to place these cookies. Nevertheless, you may be able to block these cookies yourself on your device/ browser, but restricting these cookies is likely to mean that our site will not work as you would expect, and certain functionality may be inoperable.

Targeting Cookies

Non-essential Cookies

These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This information will be used by us and third parties to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose but only if you consent to such sharing.

Performance cookies

Non-essential Cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our site, how they reached our site, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website.

Functional Cookies

Non-essential Cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Social Media Cookies

Non-essential Cookies

These cookies will easy allow you to "Like" or share our content, we have included sharing buttons on our site for certain social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are set by the third-party social media sites to which they relate, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.


The privacy implications vary from social media site to site and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these sites. Please refer to the relevant social media site's privacy and cookies policy for more information.


MANAGING COOKIES

We understand the importance of transparency and giving you control of your personal data, therefore, if you wish to change your cookie preference or remove cookies on your device by our site, you can do this at any time, by updating your preference here.

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept Cookies. You can also change the settings to block Cookies or to alert you when Cookies are being sent to your device. If you use different devices to view and access our website (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your Cookie preferences.

More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

If you have any further questions, comments or requests regarding our cookies policy or how we use cookies on our site, then you can contact us by email at dataprotection@gvcgroup.com.


CHANGES TO THIS COOKIE NOTICE

Any changes to this cookie notice in the future will be posted on this page and we will take all measures necessary to communicate any changes to this cookie notice to you. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this cookie notice. We will also bring your attention to such changes by updating our cookie banner/ pop-up.

This policy was last reviewed and updated: 10-09-2020