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.
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.
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?
Generally, the cookies used on this Website can be categorised as follows:
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.
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.
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.
Do we use third party cookies?
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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