Shall we ever understand that ignorance is not innocence?
Richard Francis Burton, English explorer, orientalist and linguist
This policy aims to explain how we collect and process personal data through the cookies used on this website (the “Website”) and to provide information as to the choices that any user of the Website (the “User”) can make in terms of controlling what cookies are installed when he/she accesses and browses the Website.
Please note that this policy uses the term ‘cookies’ also to refer to similar technologies covered by the law (such as, for example, Local Shared Objects - commonly referred to as "flash cookies", web beacons or bugs, including transparent clear gifs, etc.).
The information gathered by means of such tools constitute data that, in certain cases, may allow us to identify the Users by associating such data with other information kept by third parties (such as, for example, the IP address, DNS and registration numbers of the computers used by people connecting to the Website). These data are used and processed only for statistical purposes.
A cookie is a small file, typically made up of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the User accesses the Website. Cookies are then sent back to originating Website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a User’s device.
Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can expire at the end of a browsing session (from when a user opens the browser window to when he/she exits the browser) or they can be stored for longer.
Session cookies – allow the Websites to link the actions of a User during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a User has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They could also be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browsing session.
The use of the so-called session cookies (that, in any case, are not stored persistently on the User's computer and are deleted automatically as soon as the browser is shut down) is strictly limited to the purpose of transmitting data (made up of random numbers created by the server) identifying the specific session and necessary to allow a safe and efficient website surfing. The so-called session cookies used in this Website avoid any other computer methods that could potentially compromise the privacy about Users’ web-surfing.
Persistent cookies – are stored on a users’ device in between browsing sessions which allow the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site.
First and third party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user (the website displayed in the URL window), i.e. cookies set by www.mybathroomwall.co.uk. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user: i.e. cookies which are set by web sites other than www.mybathroomwall.co.uk. If a user visits the Website and a separate company sets a cookie through it, this would be a third-party cookie.
Some cookies are strictly necessary for the correct functioning of Internet and the Website and do not require User's consent, such as those ensuring that the content of a page loads quickly and effectively by distributing the workload across numerous computers or else those providing security.
Other cookies are still reasonably necessary or important but they are not strictly essential and, therefore, require User's consent.
These cookies allow us to distinguish each User from the others and therefore help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and to ensure its ongoing enhancement.
The cookies used by the Controller are "technical" and "analytical" cookies:
a. technical: necessary for navigation within the Website and in order to use certain functions (e.g. to navigate from one page to the other, etc).
b. analytics: for statistical analysis of site accesses. Information is collected on aggregate basis.
Read more about the analytical cookies in the table below.
|Website||Session cookies||Session identifier.|
|__atuvc||Website||Third party cookies||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget embedded in websites
to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
It stores an updated page share count.
|__atuvs||Website||Session cookies||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly
embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking
and sharing platforms
|_ga||Website||Third party cookies||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics||2 years|
|_gat||Website||Third party cookies||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics||2 years|
|Website||Local cookies||Cookie used for the site navigation check if user has accepted the cookie||1 year|
|di2||addthis.com||Third party cookies||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing||2 years|
|has_js||Website||Third party cookies||Cookie used for the site navigation to check if browser is JS enabled||Session|
|loc||addthis.com||Third party cookies||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing||2 years|
|uid||addthis.com||Third party cookies||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing||2 years|
|um||addthis.com||Third party cookies||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing||2 years|
|uvc||addthis.com||Third party cookies||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing||2 years|
|vc||addthis.com||Third party cookies||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing||2 years|
A few cookies used are third party-cookies. The process of getting consent for these cookies is more complex, but the Controller is striving to provide the right information to Users to allow them to make informed choices about what is stored on their device.
Most web browsers and devices are set to accept cookies by default. If the User prefers, he/she can usually choose to disable cookies by updating the browser or device settings to remove or reject cookies (e.g. cookies may be disabled by following the instructions provided by browser, which are usually located within the “Help,” “Preferences” or “Settings” menus). In case the User wishes to delete any cookies that are already on his/her device, reference should be made to the help, support, history or tools area on the Internet browser for instructions on how to do so.
Please be aware that choosing to remove or reject cookies, or limiting the use of other similar technologies, could affect the access to the Website or its functionalities. To find out more about cookies, please see http://www.youronlinechoices.eu or www.allaboutcookies.org, both of which contain further information about cookies, how they work and the choices that can be made by the User.
Personal data collected through the cookies will be kept in a format that allows User’s identification for no longer than 7 (seven) days, or in any case, within the time limits set forth by applicable laws and regulations, especially in connection with the need of checking computer crimes damaging the Website and/or to enforce or protect our rights (consistent with the retention periods and statutes of limitations provided for by the law), where necessary.
When no longer necessary in accordance with the above, the data will be cancelled or anonymized.
No information gathered on the Website by means of cookies will ever be either communicated or disseminated to unspecified recipients.
The User can at any time exercise his/her rights, including:
To exercise these rights, or for any further information and/or clarifications about cookies installed on this website, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is highlighted the date when the last version of this policy has been uploaded.