What’s a cookie?
• A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
• Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
• Cookies are either:
– Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
– Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
• Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
– Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
– Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
– Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
Google Adwords and other Re-Marketing Services
This site makes use of Google AdWords and other Re-marketing services, which are Behavioural Targeting service provided by Google and other providers. It connects the activity of panoramiclandscapes.co.uk with the AdWords and other advertising networks including the use of a DoubleClick Cookie.
This could mean that we advertise to past visitors to our website on third party sites including Google search results pages, or pages on the Google display network and elsewhere. Any data collected will of course be used in accordance with our own privacy and Google and other provider’s privacy policies. Your privacy is important to us and you can opt out of the Re-marketing cookie tracking anytime by visiting:
Google Advertising Preferences. https://adssettings.google.com/
Facebook Advertising Preferences:https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/
BING/Microsoft Adverting Preferences: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com
UK Advertising Choices: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
or you can opt out using the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/
Google Analytics Cookies
The anonymous information generated by the Google Analytics cookie (including part of your IP address) is transmitted to Google. The information collected is then processed by Google to provide statistical reports for site usage at www.panoramiclandscapes.co.uk only. We use these reports to evaluate aggregate visitor usage so that we can optimize our website content to better meet the needs of our visitors and improve their overall experience.
Part of your IP address is collected purely so that Google can report the general geographic region our visitors are from. We will not associate any data gathered from this website with personal identifiable information, unless the explicitly supply that information via a fill-in form. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent Google Analytics from using your information by opting out at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout