Cookie Policy

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Our Cookie Policy

Last updated: 18.11.2019

Background

This website www.aswatersports.co.uk (“Our Site”) 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. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur when you press the Allow Cookies button on Our Cookie prompt. If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Site immediately.

 

 

  1. Definitions and Interpretation
    1. In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:
      “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 EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
      “We/Us/Our” means AS Watersports, a limited company registered in England under company number 02714722, whose registered address is 1 Terracina Court, Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8DP.
  2. Information About Us
    1. Our Site is owned and operated by AS Watersports, a limited company registered in England under company number 02714722, whose registered address is 1 Terracina Court, Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8DP. Our VAT number is 585719883.
  3. How Does Our Site Use Cookies?
    1. Our Site 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 Site and to provide and improve Our products and 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.
    2. By using Our Site, 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. Third party Cookies are used on Our Site for usage statistics and payment services. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.
    3. 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:
      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.
      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.
      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.
      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. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.
      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).
      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.
      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.
    4. Cookies on Our Site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.
    5. For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy.
    6. For more specific details of the Cookies that We use, please refer to the table below.

     

  4. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?
    1. The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
      Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Strictly Necessary
      form_key Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor. Expiry: 1 day Yes
      mage-cache-sessid This cookie is used in context with load balancing – This optimizes the response rate between the visitor and the site, by distributing the traffic load on multiple network links or servers. Expiry: 1 Session yes
      mage-cache-storage Used to optimize the loading speed on the website. This is done by pre-loading some procedures in the visitors’ brow ser. Expiry: Persistant yes
      mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation This cookie is used in context with load balancing – This optimizes the response rate between the visitor and the site, by distributing the traffic load on multiple network links or servers. Expiry: Session yes
      __cfduid Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. Expiry: 1 year yes
      __paypal_storage__ Used in context with the PayPal payment-function on the website. The cookie is necessary for making a safe transaction through PayPal. Expiry: Persistant yes
      mage-cache-timeout This cookie is necessary for the cache function. A cache is used by the website to optimize the response time between the visitor and the website. The cache is usually stored on the visitor’s browser. Expiry: Persistant yes
      mage-messages Necessary for the functionality of the website’s chat-box function. Expiry: Session yes
      mage-translation-file-version Used in context with the language setting on the website. Facilitates the translation into the preferred language of the visitor. Expiry: 1 Session yes
      mage-translation-storage Used in context with the language setting on the website. Facilitates the translation into the preferred language of the visitor. Expiry: Session yes
      PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests. Expiry: 1 day Yes

       

      product_data_storage Necessary for the compare-products function on the website. Expiry: Persistant yes
      recently_compared_product Necessary for the compare-products function on the website. Expiry: Session yes
      section_data_ids Used in context with the shopping cart functionality. Remembers any wish-list products and visitor credentials when checking out. Expiry: Session no
      store Determines the preferred language of the visitor. Allow s the website to set the preferred language upon the visitor’s re-entry. Expiry: 1 year no
      product_data_storage This cookie used to determine which products the visitor has view ed – This allow s the website to promote related products. no
      recently_compared_product_previous Necessary for the compare-products function on the website. Expiry: Session no
      recently_viewed_product This cookie used to determine which products the visitor has view ed – This allow s the website to promote related products. Expiry: Session no
      recently_viewed_product_previous Collects information on which products have been view ed by the visitor – This is used for optimizing the specific visitor’s navigation on the website. Expiry: Session no
           
    2. The following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
      Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Provider Strictly Necessary
      [SessionID] Used in context with the PayPal payment-function. Expiry: 1 day Paypal.com yes
      akavpau_ppsd This cookie is provided by Paypal. The cookie is used in context with transactions on the website – The cookie is necessary for secure transactions. Expiry: Session Paypal.com yes
      ts Used in context with the PayPal payment-function on the website. The cookie is necessary for making a safe transaction through PayPal. Expiry: 1 Session t.paypal.com yes
      ts_c Used in context with the PayPal payment-function on the website. The cookie is necessary for making a safe transaction through PayPal. Expiry: 3 years Paypal.com yes
    3. Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google. 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 products  and 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. The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) analytics Cookies to gather the required information.
    5. The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) the following analytics Cookies:
      Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Provider Strictly Necessary
      _gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Expiry: 1 day Google no
      _gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. Expiry: 1 day Google no
      _ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Expiry: 2 years Google no
      collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Expiry: Session Google no
  5. Consent and Control
    1. Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a banner notification 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 Site may not function fully or as intended.
    2. 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.
    3. The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:
      1. Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
      2. Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
      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)
      4. Safari (macOS): https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
      5. Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
      6. Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies-website-preferences
      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)
  6. Changes to this Cookie Policy
    1. We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time.   Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made.  You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.
    2. In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
  7. Further Information
    1. If you would like to know more about how We use Cookies, please contact Us at [email protected], by telephone on 01392 219600, or by post at AS Watersports, 1 Terracina Court, Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8DP.
    2. For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following:
      1. Privacy Policy;
      2. Terms of Use
      3. Terms of Sale