As you may be aware, current legislation requires websites to gain visitors' consent to use certain cookies.
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the Internet whenever you visit a website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means that they cannot be used to track your movements around the Internet. Passwords and credit card numbers are not stored in cookies.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ('first party cookies') or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing ('third party cookies').
USE OF THIS INFORMATION
We will use your gathered information in order to:
You may ask us to remove you from our mailing lists at any time by writing to us at our registered office. You may also contact us in order to exercise your option of correcting your details and of being removed from our mailing lists when we send you email alerts or other information.
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to determine preferences, let users navigate between webpages efficiently, collect information about use of the website, verify users and carry out other essential security.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties except where required by law (e.g. to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as the Ballymore Group is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.
COOKIES WE USE
In order to comply with current legislation, we use the classification developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK on the different types of cookies that we use on the website and customer apps.
The following explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don't want to have them on your device.
‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies
These cookies let you move around the website and customer apps and use essential features like secure areas. They don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the Internet.
We use ‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies to:
‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies will NOT be used to:
Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website.
We also use some third-party software on our websites:
These cookies collect information about how you use our website and customer apps (e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors). They don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website and apps work, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.
We use 'Performance' cookies to:
'Performance' cookies will NOT be used to:
‘Third Party’ cookies
These cookies are created by an external service when you use a page on our website or customer apps. They are specific to the third-party's domain and accordingly the data held in them can be seen and managed by the third party and not by us. We control whether or not we use the third-party service with our website and how it is integrated and presented on our website. We do not have control over the ‘Third Party’ cookies themselves.
HOW YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR COOKIES
The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for our website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.
Cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it may affect how our website works.
You may wish to visit the following websites for further information on cookies:
If you have any questions about our cookies policy statement or the information we hold about you, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are entitled to apply to us for a copy of the information that we hold about you (for which we may make a small charge) and to have inaccuracies corrected.