Cookies Policy

Band of Builders strive for our website to function as efficiently and be as user friendly as possible, to help us to do this, our website uses cookies.

Cookies help us to remember your website login so that you don’t need to type it into the website every time you return, or to remember the goods that you have clicked to purchase on one page so that they are added to your basket. Cookies also help us to assess how you use our website and also how we can improve our website. This means we have the information we need to regularly evaluate whether our website really meets your needs. Some of the cookies we use improve the functionality of our website, so if you choose to disable cookies on your browser, you might find that you can’t access some aspects of our website, or that parts of the website don’t function in the way that you might expect them to.

 

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is put on your computer if you agree. There are 4 different types of Cookies as listed below:

  • 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;
  • First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting; and
  • Third party cookies are cookies used within our Services which are set by other organisations. These include cookies from external analytics services which help us to understand the use of our sites, or by advertisers so that they can track the effectiveness of their advertisements.

 

What are cookies used for?

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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

 

4. 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?

 

How does Band of Builders use cookies?

Band of Builders uses cookies in combination with other information we maintain for a number of purposes, including the following:

 

1. Essential and Functional Cookies

We use these cookies to enable certain online functionality including:

  • access your information so we can provide you with customised content and experiences, or remember the last page you visited.
  • identify returning users, registrants and subscribers and allow them to be presented with a personalised version of the site.
  • eliminating the need for returning users to re-enter their login details.
  • commenting on our website.
  • operating a shopping trolley.
  • maintain your settings and authenticate your identity while you are logged in to the website.
  • to support security measures and to assist in identifying possible fraudulent or abusive activities.

If you object to the use of essential and functional cookies please scroll down to: How can users manage or opt out of cookies?

 

 

2. Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies

We use these cookies to measure users’ behaviour to better develop our services. By using analytics services provided by third parties such as Google Analytics, we can analyse and measure which pages are viewed and how long for and which links are followed, and we can use this information to provide more content which is of interest. We also use this analysis to report on our performance and to sell advertising.

If you object to the use of analytical performance and measurement cookies please see here: How can users manage or opt out of cookies?

 

If you object to the use of targeting and behavioural advertising cookies please scroll down to: How can users manage or opt out of cookies?

 

3. Other Third Party Cookies

You may notice on some pages of our websites that cookies have been set that are not related to Band of Builders. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. Band of Builders does not control the use of these third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

Third Party Further information available at
Google Analytics https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout  
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/
Paypal https://www.paypal.com/uk/home
Mail Chimp https://mailchimp.com/features/marketing-automation/
Sage https://www.sage.com/en-gb/

We cannot control nor do we have access to any cookies placed on your computer by third party advertisers and sponsors.

How to 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 Band of Builders does not accept any liability for the instructions given on these sites.

Opting out of Analytical Performance Cookies:
If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, please do so by clicking on the relevant links the Third Party Cookies table.

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.

You can find out how to decline targeting and behavioural advertising cookies by visiting:
http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
http://www.aboutads.info
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu