Skylane Optics is committed to delivering the best possible service to you and we wish to maintain the confidence that you place in us. We would like to provide you with clear information about how we use and store cookies from our website on your computer. The word “computers”, when used in this policy, refers to computers, smartphones, tablets and all other devices used for accessing the internet.

This Cookie Policy applies to the website www.skylaneoptics.com (the “Website”).

By using the Website, you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy. If you do not agree to our use of cookies in this way, you should set your browser settings accordingly or not use the Website.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Types of cookies

First-party cookies: First-party cookies are those set by the Website itself upon you visiting it (e.g. cookies placed by Skylane Optics).

Third-party cookies: Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the Website. If you visit the Website and another entity sets a cookie through the Website, this would be a third-party cookie.

Session cookies: Cookies created and active during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finish when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Persistent cookies: Cookies that remain on your computer or mobile device until you delete them manually or until they expire.

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies to make the Website easier to use and to better tailor the Website to your interests and needs. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experience on our Website. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use our Website and to help us improve their structure and content.

The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you but it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.

What types of cookies do we use?

Like most websites, we use cookies for a number of reasons, like helping us see which features are most popular, counting visitors to a page, improving our users’ experience, keeping our services secure, and just generally providing you with a better, more intuitive, and satisfying experience.

Generally, the cookies used on this Website can be categorised as follows:

Necessary Cookies

Some cookies are required for the operation of the Website and they enable you to move around the Website and use its features. Most of the essential cookies used for the Website are session cookies.

Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies improve the functional performance of the Website.

Performance Cookies

These cookies help us understand how users interact with the Website by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the Website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is only used to help us improve the performance of the Website, understand your interests and measure how effective our content is. The performance cookies used on the Website are either session or persistent cookies.

Targeting/advertising Cookies

Do we use third party cookies?

To enrich the Website content, sometimes we may embed video content from other companies or social media websites such as YouTube or Facebook. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Skylane Optics 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 feature a “Follow us” widget on the Website, where content can be shared easily on Twitter and LinkedIn. These websites may set a cookie when you are logged into their service. Skylane Optics has no control or liability over these cookies set, so you should check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information.

How can I block or delete cookies?

As a default, most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to consent to cookies being stored on your computer, you are able to block all or certain cookies by changing your browser settings, by using the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.

Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your user experience.

If you use different devices to view and access the Website (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

For more information on how to control your cookie settings and browser settings, or how to delete cookies on your hard drive, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Last updated: September 2017.

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