This section sets out to provide you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using these cookies.
1.1 Legislation and cookies
1.2 What are cookies?
Cookies are small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website.
1.3 What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow a website to know if your computer or mobile device has previously visited the site. Cookies do not search your computer for information, but rather cookies register information you have provided through your web-enabled browser so that your experience is as smooth and hassle-free as possible.
1.4 What type of cookies does Retail Gatekeeper use and why?
The cookies used on our site are categorised as follows:
- Strictly Necessary
- Third party
- Registration cookies
- Advertising cookies (if you are going to use third party advertising on your site)
Strictly Necessary cookies
These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing log in or secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.
These cookies do NOT gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:
- Identify you as being logged in to our website.
- Authenticate your passwords.
- Make sure you connect to the right service on our Web site when we make any changes to the way the Web site works.
- To remember you security settings, such as what level of access you may have to a 'members' or 'partner' area of the site which has restricted access.
- Access and update your personal data
- Access and update content that you have added to our site
These cookies collect information about how you use our website, for example the pages you visit, and if you experience any errors.
These cookies do NOT collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our website works and understand what interests our users.
We use performance cookies to:
- Help us improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur.
- Test different designs of our Website.
- Determine the load time of web pages.
Functionality cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. These cookies also allow us to tailor the service to provide enhanced features and content for you and to remember how you’ve customised the service in other ways. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are NOT used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.
We use 'Functionality' cookies to:
- Remember you and your security settings on subsequent visits.
- Allow us to remember how you’re logged in.
- Show you when you're logged in to the Web site.
Third party cookies
Third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our service. Websites that set cookies through retailgatekeeper.com are google.com, facebook.com, twitter.com and pinterest.com. Disabling these cookies will probably break the functions offered by these third parties. The privacy implications in regard to this will vary between these websites and social networks and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Third party cookies are used in the following way:
- Google Analytics utilize cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, how long they spend on the site, what pages they look at etc. These cookies are set by Google Inc.
- We link with the social websites Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest through the ‘like’, ‘sharing’ and ‘comments’ functions placed on our website. Cookies are set by Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc., and Pinterest Inc.. These social network sites provide these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website and may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites.
- The log-in with Facebook and Twitter functions enable site users to access their restricted content on our website. Cookies are set by Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc..
- We use YouTube videos on our site to enhance how you experience our site. Cookies are set by Google Inc.
- We use Google Maps Application Programming Interface (API) for Geo-location functions. Cookies are set by Google Inc. These cookies try to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content where you would see content from your country.
Advertising cookies help us ensure that advertisements you see on our Web site are as relevant to you as possible. They would be set by our advertising partner - Google AdWords. Advertising cookies help us select advertisements that are based on your interests.
1.6 How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted. Retailgatekeeper.com uses both “persistent” and “session” cookies.
We use session cookies:
- To determining if you are logged in or not
- To remember you security settings, such as what level of access you may have to a 'members' or 'partner' area of the site, which has restricted access.
We use persistent cookies:
- To display your name using the "Remember me" cookie.
- To pre-complete your user name and/or password to our website (using the "Remember me" cookie).
- We may use other persistent cookies from time to time to help us recognise you as a unique visitor when you return to our website.
- To monitor your use of our website. This will allow us to tailor the content of certain areas of our site and offer you prizes for visiting our partners sites.
1.7 Can I withdraw my consent?
If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.
1.8 How to delete and block cookies
How to disable cookies
To opt out of cookies, you can configure your browser to disable them. Find out how for your relevant browser:
- Chrome – View instructions
- Firefox – View instructions
- Internet Explorer – View instructions
- Mobile Internet Explorer – View instructions
- Safari – View instructions
- Mobile Safari – View instructions
- Blackberry – View instructions
- Android – View instructions
- Opera – View instructions
1.9 Further information about cookies
Useful information about cookies can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org