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Privacy Policy

Background

This document describes the policy and procedures of Whighams Wine Cellars, company number SC096060.

 

This website www.whighams.co.uk 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. Your acceptance of our cookie policy is deemed to occur if you continue using our site.

 

If you do not agree to our cookie policy, please stop using our website immediately.

Please read our privacy policy for more information on how we use cookies and how you can manage them.

 

What are ‘cookies’?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.

 

How does www.whighams.co.uk use cookies?

Our website 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 website and to provide and improve our services. 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.

 

Our website uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how our website is used. 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 website, it does enable us to continually improve our website, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

 

By using our website, 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. For more details, please refer to the section below.

 

All cookies used by and on our website are used in accordance with current cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:

 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

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

 

Analytics Cookies

It is important for us to understand how you use our website, 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 website and your experience of it.

 

Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies enable us to provide additional functions to you on our website 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.

 

Targeting Cookies

It is important for us to know when and how often you visit our website, 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 improve our site by understanding how you use it.

 

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 website.

 

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 website until you close your browser. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

 

Social Media 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 third parties providing analytics services to us (these cookies will work in the same way as analytics cookies described above).

 

To enrich our website content, sometimes we may embed video content from other social media websites such as YouTube.   As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. www.whighams.co.uk has no control or liability over these cookies set, so you should check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information.

 

We also offer a ‘share page’ widget on some of our web pages, where content can be shared easily on the following sites such as Linkedin and Twitter.  These sites may set a cookie when you are logged into their service www.whighams.co.uk has no control or liability over these cookies set, so you should check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information.

 

Consent and Control

Before cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a prompt 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 website may not function fully or as intended.

 

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.

 

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

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

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

Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)

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

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

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

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)

 

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may alter this cookie Policy at any time.  If We do so, details of the changes will be highlighted at the top of this page.  Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of our website after the changes have been made.  You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

 

Useful links

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:

Data Protection Act 1998 The Information Commissioner’s Office

 

If you would like to contact us about cookies please email us on manager@whighams.co.uk