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Cookies Policy

This Cook­ies Pol­i­cy sets out the basis on which we, I Can Use Lim­it­ed, use cook­ies and sim­i­lar tech­nolo­gies on or in rela­tion to our web­site, https://www.icanuse.co.uk (our web­site). This Cook­ies Pol­i­cy is effec­tive from 16th May 2018.

Essen­tial’ cook­ies are auto­mat­i­cal­ly placed on your com­put­er or device when you access our web­site or take cer­tain actions on our web­site. ‘Non-essen­tial’ cook­ies and oth­er tech­nolo­gies are only placed on your com­put­er or device if you have con­sent­ed to us doing so.

For infor­ma­tion on the dif­fer­ence between essen­tial and non-essen­tial cook­ies, see the sec­tion below enti­tled About cook­ies.

For infor­ma­tion on how you con­sent and how you can with­draw your con­sent to us plac­ing non-essen­tial cook­ies and oth­er tech­nolo­gies on your com­put­er or device, see the sec­tion below enti­tled How to accept or reject cook­ies.

Contents

  • About cook­ies
  • List of cook­ies used
  • Essen­tial cook­ies
  • Non-essen­tial cook­ies
  • How to accept or reject cook­ies
  • Copy­right

 About cookies

What are cook­ies?

Cook­ies are small data files sent by a website’s serv­er to a web brows­er, proces­sor mem­o­ry or hard dri­ve and stored there. They can be used for a range of dif­fer­ent pur­pos­es, such as cus­tomis­ing a web­site for a par­tic­u­lar user, help­ing a user nav­i­gate a web­site, improv­ing that user’s web­site expe­ri­ence, and stor­ing that user’s pref­er­ences and login infor­ma­tion.

 

Essen­tial and non-essen­tial cook­ies

Cook­ies can be clas­si­fied as either ‘essen­tial’ or ‘non-essen­tial’.

Essen­tial cook­ies: these are cook­ies that are either:

  • used sole­ly to car­ry out or facil­i­tate the trans­mis­sion of com­mu­ni­ca­tions over a net­work; or
  • strict­ly nec­es­sary to pro­vide an online ser­vice (e.g. our web­site or a ser­vice on our web­site) which you have request­ed.

 

Non-essen­tial cook­ies: these are any cook­ies that do not fall with­in the def­i­n­i­tion of essen­tial cook­ies, such as cook­ies used to analyse your behav­iour on a web­site (‘ana­lyt­i­cal’ cook­ies) or cook­ies used to dis­play adver­tise­ments to you (‘adver­tis­ing’ cook­ies).

 Session and persistent cookies

Cook­ies can be clas­si­fied as either ‘ses­sion’ or ‘per­sis­tent’, depend­ing on how long they last after they are placed on your brows­er.

Ses­sion cook­ies: ses­sion cook­ies last for as long as you keep your brows­er open. They expire when you close your brows­er.

Per­sis­tent cook­ies: per­sis­tent cook­ies expire at a fixed point in time or if you man­u­al­ly delete them from your brows­er, whichev­er occurs first.

 

First and third party cookies

Cook­ies can be clas­si­fied as ‘first par­ty’ or ‘third par­ty’.

First par­ty cook­ies: these are cook­ies placed on your device by our web­site domain.

Third par­ty cook­ies: these are cook­ies placed on your device by third par­ty web­site domains.

If you require fur­ther infor­ma­tion about cook­ies in gen­er­al, please vis­it www.allaboutcookies.org

 

List of cookies used

We use the fol­low­ing cook­ies on or in rela­tion to our web­site:

Name of Cook­ie

 

Essen­tial or Non-essen­tial? Type of cook­ie First or Third par­ty? Ses­sion or Per­sis­tent? Expiry Time Pur­pose
/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php-wc_cart_hash Essen­tial Essen­tial (cart func­tion­al­i­ty) First par­ty Ses­sion End of brows­er ses­sion Recog­nis­es changes to items in your cart dur­ing a ses­sion
wc_fragments Essen­tial Essen­tial (cart func­tion­al­i­ty) First par­ty Ses­sion End of brows­er ses­sion Remem­bers items stored in your cart dur­ing a ses­sion
_gali Non-essen­tial Func­tion­al First par­ty Ses­sion End of brows­er ses­sion The first par­ty Google Ana­lyt­ics cook­ie is used by Google Ana­lyt­ics to spec­i­fy user’s coun­try.
_gat Non-essen­tial Func­tion­al First par­ty Ses­sion End of brows­er ses­sion Used by Google Ana­lyt­ics to throt­tle request rate received by users
_ga Non-essen­tial Ana­lyt­i­cal First par­ty Per­sis­tent 2 years Google Ana­lyt­ics cook­ie used to gen­er­ate sta­tis­ti­cal infor­ma­tion on the use of a web­site through dis­tin­guish­ing its users
_gid Non-essen­tial Ana­lyt­i­cal First par­ty Ses­sion End of brows­er ses­sion Google Ana­lyt­ics cook­ie which reg­is­ters a unique ID that is used to gen­er­ate sta­tis­ti­cal data on how the vis­i­tor uses the web­site.
_gd# [x] [x] First par­ty Ses­sion End of brows­er ses­sion [x]

 Essential cookies

These are cook­ies which are strict­ly nec­es­sary for our web­site to be able to oper­ate or to pro­vide you with a ser­vice on our web­site which you have request­ed. We use the fol­low­ing essen­tial cook­ies on our web­site:

  • first par­ty ses­sion cook­ies to remem­ber the items you have placed or removed from your shop­ping cart for the pur­pos­es of allow­ing you to check­out on our web­site. These cook­ies are: wc_fragments and /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php-wc_cart_hash

 

Legal basis for pro­cess­ing: we process infor­ma­tion about you con­tained in or obtained from essen­tial cook­ies in our legit­i­mate inter­ests (Arti­cle 6(1)(f) of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion).
Legit­i­mate inter­ests:
ensur­ing our site func­tions prop­er­ly and pro­vid­ing you with online ser­vices you have request­ed.

How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cook­ies, includ­ing essen­tial cook­ies. Please note, how­ev­er, that if you block all cook­ies, parts of our web­site and its func­tion­al­i­ty may not work or dis­play prop­er­ly.

You can delete exist­ing cook­ies from your brows­er by clear­ing your brows­ing data and ensur­ing that the option to delete cook­ies is select­ed.

For more detailed infor­ma­tion on how to accept and reject cook­ies, includ­ing guid­ance for spe­cif­ic browsers, please see the sec­tion below enti­tled How to accept or reject cook­ies

Non-essential cookies

We use the fol­low­ing types of non-essen­tial cook­ies on our web­site:

  • Func­tion­al cook­ies
  • Ana­lyt­i­cal (or per­for­mance) cook­ies

 

Functional cookies

These are cook­ies that are designed for pur­pos­es such as enhanc­ing a website’s func­tion­al­i­ty. These are either not strict­ly essen­tial for the web­site or func­tion­al­i­ty which you have request­ed to work, or are cook­ies which serve non-essen­tial pur­pos­es in addi­tion to their essen­tial pur­pose. We use the fol­low­ing func­tion­al cook­ies on our web­site:

  • We use two Google Ana­lyt­ic func­tion­al cook­ies. These are both first par­ty ses­sion cook­ies used to help Google Ana­lyt­ics man­age the num­ber of users on our web­site, as well as spec­i­fy the user’s coun­try. These cook­ies are called _gat and _gali

 

How to opt in or out from func­tion­al cook­ies

See the sec­tion below enti­tled How to accept or reject cook­ies

 

Pro­cess­ing infor­ma­tion about you con­tained in or obtained from func­tion­al cook­ies

Legal basis for pro­cess­ing: we process infor­ma­tion about you con­tained in or obtained from func­tion­al cook­ies in our legit­i­mate inter­ests (Arti­cle 6(1)(f) of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion). We will only process such per­son­al infor­ma­tion if you have con­sent­ed to us plac­ing cook­ies on your com­put­er or device.
Legit­i­mate inter­ests: improv­ing your web­site expe­ri­ence and ensur­ing our web­site ana­lyt­ics work cor­rect­ly and as effi­cient­ly as pos­si­ble.

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Ana­lyt­i­cal (or per­for­mance) cook­ies track and gath­er data about what a user does on a web­site. These cook­ies are not essen­tial for our web­site or its func­tion­al­i­ty to work. We use the fol­low­ing ana­lyt­i­cal cook­ies on our web­site:

  • Google Ana­lyt­ics cook­ies to help us under­stand how you engage and inter­act with our web­site, includ­ing how you came to our web­site, which pages you vis­it­ed, for how long and what you clicked on, your loca­tion (based on your IP address). The Google Ana­lyt­ics cook­ies used on our web­site are: _ga which is a per­sis­tent cook­ie and expires after 2 years, and _gid which is a ses­sion cook­ie. We also use the Google Ana­lyt­ics cook­ies _gat and _gali, which are explained in more detail in the ‘func­tion­al cook­ies’ sec­tion above.

 

More infor­ma­tion

Google Ana­lyt­ics cook­ies are clas­si­fied as first par­ty cook­ies as they are set by our web­site domain, although Google col­lects and process­es infor­ma­tion from our use of Google Ana­lyt­ics. To find out more about how Google han­dles infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed from Google Ana­lyt­ics, see Google Ana­lyt­ics’ pri­va­cy pol­i­cy, which is avail­able here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

For infor­ma­tion on how Google uses data from cook­ies it uses, please vis­it www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

 

How to opt in or out from ana­lyt­i­cal cook­ies

See the sec­tion below enti­tled How to accept or reject cook­ies

To opt out of Google Ana­lyt­ics track­ing across all web­sites in gen­er­al, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Pro­cess­ing infor­ma­tion about you con­tained in or obtained from ana­lyt­i­cal cook­ies

Legal basis for pro­cess­ing: we process infor­ma­tion about you con­tained in or obtained from ana­lyt­i­cal cook­ies in our legit­i­mate inter­ests (Arti­cle 6(1)(f) of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion).
Legit­i­mate inter­ests: analysing how indi­vid­u­als use our web­site to help us improve our web­site and busi­ness. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on how we use the infor­ma­tion gath­ered from our use of ana­lyt­i­cal cook­ies, includ­ing pro­fil­ing, please see the sec­tion enti­tled Our use of auto­mat­ed deci­sion mak­ing and pro­fil­ing in our pri­va­cy pol­i­cy, which is avail­able here: https://www.icanuse.co.uk/privacy-policy

How to accept or reject cookies

There are a num­ber of dif­fer­ent ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cook­ies and sim­i­lar tech­nolo­gies. Some of the main meth­ods of doing so are described below.

You are wel­come to block the use of some or all of the cook­ies we use on our web­site. How­ev­er, please be aware that doing so may impair our web­site and its func­tion­al­i­ty or may even ren­der some or all of it unus­able.

You should also be aware that clear­ing all cook­ies from your brows­er will also delete any cook­ies that are stor­ing your pref­er­ences, for exam­ple, whether you have accept­ed cook­ies on a web­site or any cook­ies that are block­ing oth­er cook­ies.

You can find more detailed infor­ma­tion about cook­ies and adjust­ing your brows­er set­tings by vis­it­ing www.allaboutcookies.org

 

Accept­ing or reject­ing cook­ies

 

Cook­ie con­trol tool

You can accept or reject non-essen­tial cook­ies by using our cook­ie man­age­ment tool.

 

Brows­er set­tings

You can accept or reject some or all cook­ies (for exam­ple, block­ing all third par­ty cook­ies) by adjust­ing your brows­er set­tings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out infor­ma­tion about how to change your brows­er set­tings for some of the most com­mon­ly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Fire­fox, allow you to change your set­tings to browse in ‘incog­ni­to’ mode, lim­it­ing the amount of data placed on your machine and auto­mat­i­cal­ly delet­ing any per­sis­tent cook­ies placed on your device when you fin­ish your brows­ing ses­sion. There are also many third par­ty appli­ca­tions which you can add to your brows­er to block or man­age cook­ies.

 

Exist­ing cook­ies

To clear cook­ies that have pre­vi­ous­ly been placed on your brows­er, you should select the option to clear your brows­ing his­to­ry and ensure that the option to delete or clear cook­ies is includ­ed when you do so.

 

Google Ana­lyt­ics Opt-out Brows­er Add-on

You can opt out of Google Ana­lyt­ics track­ing by installing the brows­er add-on which is avail­able here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Copyright

The copy­right in this Cook­ies Pol­i­cy is either owned by, or licensed to, us and is pro­tect­ed by copy­right laws around the world and copy­right pro­tec­tion soft­ware. All intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty rights in this doc­u­ment are reserved.