PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE
We want to give you clear information about what information we collect and how we use it. Any member of Westbourne may use and share, within the company and with its advisors, the information you provide and other information it holds about you for the purposes set out in our cookie notice, applying appropriate security measures to keep your information safe and secure.
This notice is published in connection with the Westbourne website (the “Website”) operated by Westbourne (“Westbourne “ or “we”). In this notice we talk about what cookies we use in connection with the Website and why we use them.
WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO WE USE THEM?
When we talk about “cookies” we mean a small text file stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device (each a “Device”) while you are visiting a website. These files are harmless to your Device, do not slow it down and the cookies set directly by Westbourne are only accessible by us. They are not spyware or adware.
By visiting or using the Website you may also receive certain “third party cookies” on your Device. Third party cookies are those placed by on-line services, websites and/or parties other than Westbourne. Third party cookies are not integral to the features of the Website. The third party cookies currently used on the Website are referred to below.
OBTAINING YOUR CONSENT
By visiting the Website through a browser which accepts the setting of cookies, you will be deemed to give your consent to the placing of the cookies referred to below on your Device. By giving your consent you are enabling Westbourne to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, withdraw consent to the placing of cookies by altering your browser settings (see below: “Enabling & Disabling of Cookies”); however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.
Certain features of the Website may depend upon cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these cookies to be “strictly necessary”. Any strictly necessary cookies used by the Website are shown in the table below. Your consent does not need to be sought to place these cookies on your Device. You may still block these cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below: “Enabling & Disabling of Cookies”.
FIRST PARTY COOKIES
When you visit or browse the pages of the Website, the following first party cookies may be placed on your Device:
|Name of Cookie
|This cookie is used to store the current user’s session identifier on our database. The cookie expires at the end of the session.
|This is a security cookie. It is a random key used to prevent cross-site request forgery.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
When you visit or browse the pages of the Website, the following third party Cookies may be placed by third party services on your Device:
|Name of Cookie
|See below: “Use of Google Analytics” for details.
USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
The Website uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. GOOGLE ANALYTICS refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how people use our Website. This, in turn, enables us to improve the Website and the products and AR experiences offered through it. You do not have to allow us to use these cookies (please see “Enabling & Disabling of Cookies” below); however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our Website, it does enable us to continually improve our business.
This site uses GOOGLE ANALYTICS which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.For more information on GOOGLE ANALYTICS cookies, see the official GOOGLE ANALYTICS page.
The GOOGLE ANALYTICS services used by the Website use the following cookies. These cookies are not strictly necessary:
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the Website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Website, where visitors have come to the Website from, the pages they visited and for how long.
ENABLING & DISABLING OF COOKIES
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.
You can choose to delete cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalised settings. If you disable security cookies this will make your use of the Website less safe and/or prevent you from being able to access security protected features of the Website.
It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION
We retain your information in accordance with our internal information security, data retention and deletion policies. These set out the criteria we use to determine how long we keep your information, what measures we put in place to keep your information safe and secure, and with whom we may share your information. When deciding what to retain, we take into account what information we need to best provide you with products, goods and services, manage your relationship with us, meet our statutory obligations and meet our customers’ and previous customers reasonable expectations.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us for requests of copies of the information we hold about you, or if you wish to have a copy of your information, restrict, transfer or erase your records, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, write to us at Westbourne House, 20 Lynedoch Crescent, Glasgow, G3 6EQ.