1. Definitions and Interpretation
“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 gm-design, a limited company registered in England under company number 6526014, whose registered address is gm-design LTD, Bradninch Court, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PL.
2. Information About Us
2.1 Our Site is owned and operated by gm-design, a limited company registered in England under company number 6526014, whose registered address is gm-design LTD, Bradninch Court, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PL.
2.2 Our VAT number is 9289072 87.
2.3 The person responsible for data at our company is LC Robarts-Arnold and can be contacted by email at lc[at]gm-design.co.uk, by telephone on 01392 340460, or by post at gm-design LTD, Bradninch Court, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PL.
3.2 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:
- 3.2.1 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.
- 3.2.2 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.
- 3.2.3 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.
- 3.2.4 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.
- 3.2.5 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).
- 3.2.6 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.
- 3.2.7 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.
3.3 Cookies on Our Site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.
3.5 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 Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
|Name of Cookie||Purpose & Type||Provider|
|CONSENT||This cookie is used to record the user’s acceptance of the Cookie notification and use of the contact form reCaptcha security field.||N/A|
|SAPISID, SID, SSID, APISAD||Google sets a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.|
|_atuvs||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.||AddThis|
|NID||This is a preferences cookie. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language.|
|This is a security cookie to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorised parties. This cookie contains digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time.|
|1P_JAR, ANID||These cookies are related to Google advertising and are used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.|
4.2 Our Site 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 Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the services 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.
4.3 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) analytics Cookies to gather the required information.
4.4 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) the following analytics Cookies:
|Name of Cookie||Purpose & Type||Provider|
|_ga, OTZ, SIDCC||This is used to collect information about how visitors use the Sites. The cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the Sites, where visitors have come to the Sites from and the pages they have visited. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the Sites.|
5. Consent and Control
5.1 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a Cookie 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 by updating your browser settings; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.
5.2 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 – 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)
- 5.3.4 – Safari (macOS): https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
- 5.3.5 – Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
- 5.3.6 – Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies-website-preferences
- 5.3.7 – 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)
7. Further Information