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Cookie Policy

This site, like many others, uses tiny files called cookies which are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience on our website. This page contains information on what cookies are, why we use them and how to disable them on your browser. You will also find useful links for more information.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser which allows the server to uniquely identify the browser on each page.

Use of Cookies on our website

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

To provide you with a wonderful experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. To remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page which is affected by your preferences.

We use the following categories of cookies on our website:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for such as remembering your login details or shopping basket items cannot be provided. For example, this site offers e-commerce or payment facilities to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

 

  • Performance Cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information on how people use our website. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how customers arrive at our site, browse or use our site and highlight areas where we can improve areas such as navigation, shopping experience and marketing campaigns. The data stored by these cookies never shows personal details from which your individual identity can be established.
  • Functionality Cookies
These cookies remember choices you make such as the country you visit our website from, language and search parameters such as size, colour or product line. These can then be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate to your selections and to make the visits more tailored and pleasant. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

 

  • Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. The cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks. They remember the websites you visit and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers.

 

  • Social Media Cookies
In some cases, we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself by linking a social media account. These cookies allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you. We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in many ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Twitter and LinkedIn, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.


Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser. Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ’options’ or ’preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ’Help’ option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

You can find more information on cookies at the following links:

ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

www.allaboutcookies.org/

www.whatarecookies.com/

Changes to this Policy

If we change our Policy, we will post the changes on this page and email you regarding any updates. Please check the website regularly for any changes to this Policy. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered users with the new details. Where required by law, will we obtain your consent to make these changes.

If you believe that we have not adhered to this Policy, please notify us by email at dataprotection@shardfinancialmedia.com and we will solve the problem promptly.

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