Cookie Policy

25th May 2018

BACKGROUND:

This website www.sks.co.uk (“Our Site”) uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, we are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better understanding how you use it. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur when you press the accept button on Our Cookie pop up. If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Site immediately.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1               In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

“Cookie” means a small file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site;
   
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);
   
“personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
   
“We/Us/Our” means SKS Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 01042581, whose registered address is Unit 2 Canalside, Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted Hertfordshire, HP4 1EG.

 

2. Information About Us

2.1               Our Site is owned and operated by SKS Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 01042581, whose registered address is Unit 2 Canalside, Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted Hertfordshire, HP4 1EG.

2.2               Our VAT number is GB 424 1228 89.

 

3. How Does Our Site Use Cookies?

3.1               Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our products andservices. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

3.2               By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third party Cookies are used on Our Site for Statistics and Marketing. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.

3.3               All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:

3.3.1         Strictly Necessary Cookies

A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.

3.3.2         Analytics Cookies

It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.

3.3.3         Functionality Cookies

Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.

3.3.4         Targeting Cookies

It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests.

3.3.5         Third Party Cookies

Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).

3.3.6         Persistent Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site.

3.3.7         Session Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

3.4               Cookies on Our Site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.

3.5               For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy https://www.sks.co.uk/privacy-policy 

3.6               For more specific details of the Cookies that We use, please refer to the table below.

 

4. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?

4.1               The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Strictly Necessary Expiry
zte# Saves a Zopim Live Chat ID that recognises a device between visits during a chat session. No Session
frontend Stores all the information about your current and previous visits, whether you are logged in or browsing the site as a guest and also the contents of your shopping cart. Yes Session
frontend_cid A flag that indicates if caching is disabled. Yes Session
persistent_shopping_cart The shopping cart contents are saved after the session ends. No Session
user_allowed_save_cookie Indicates if a customer is allowed to use cookies. Yes Session

 

4.2               The following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Provider Strictly Necessary Expiry
_cfduid Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. Zopim.com Yes 1 year
AWSALB Collecting statistics to understand how visitors interact with websites. Zopim.com No 6 days
_zlcmid Zopim live chat ID to identify the device during visits. Zopim.com No 1 year

 

4.3               Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products andservices offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

4.4               The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) analytics Cookies to gather the required information.

4.5               The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) the following analytics Cookies:

 

Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Provider Strictly Necessary

_utma

_utmb

_utmc

_utmz

_utmmobile

_ga

_gat

_gid

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The statistics gathered are a necessary requirement in order for us to provide and improve our value added products and services and to stay competitive. The cookies do not identify users nor associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visits to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google No

 

 

5. Consent and Control

5.1               Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies, unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.

5.2               In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

5.3               The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

5.3.1         Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

5.3.2         Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835

5.3.3         Safari (macOS): https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB

5.3.4         Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265

5.3.5         Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies-website-preferences

5.3.6         Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)

 

6. Changes to this Cookie Policy

6.1               We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made.  You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

6.2               In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version, the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

 

7. Further Information

7.1               For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following:

7.1.1         https://www.sks.co.uk/privacy-policy

7.1.2         https://www.sks.co.uk/terms-conditions

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