This Cookies Policy (“Policy”) applies to www.brougtonhouse.com (the “Website”) is operated by Broughton House (whose principal place of business is Broughton House, Park Lane, Salford, M7 4JD)
Any references to we, us or our means Broughton House.
Cookies – what they are, how they work and why we use them
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Please note that this does not allow Broughton House to access other content on your computer or device. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some a unique identifier and the website name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to count how many unique visitors it receives, and to remember things like your preferences.
Cookies take virtually no space up and are there so that our Website can tell that you are the same website user as you move from page to page. These files are stored in the memory of your computer or other device, such as mobile phones or tablet device, which you use to access the Website.
Cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. They also help us to resolve problems if things go wrong and to understand how users use the Website.
Session or permanent
Cookies can be “session” based (they only last as long as your visit to the Website), or permanent (they remain between your visits to the Website, so the Website recognises your device the next time you visit). Our Websiteuses permanent cookies. Use of permanent cookies allows us to build up a better and more useful picture of how repeat visitors use our Website and what they like and dislike.
Specific information we may collect and why
The cookies which Broughton House drop on your device allow us to collect details of your visits to our Websiteincluding, but not limited to, traffic data, web logs or other communication data and the resources you access. The information you provide to us will be used for processing transactions but may also be used for internal data processing, such as compiling statistical information about your interests and the use of our Website. As a service to you, we may also use this information to customise the content we offer on the Website.
We may collect information personal to you about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type when you visit the Website. Your IP address is used to help identify and gather statistical or demographic information about our customers generally eg a UK based user who may prefer English language content, and to allow for tailored advertising. We also use this information for internal system administration to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our Website and the customer or user experience.
How is this information used?
Broughton House will collect, record, store and use the collected information for clearly specified purposes including but not limited to:
- ensuring that our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer;
- where possible, combining the information (if not anonymous) with your other personal data which we may hold from time to time as explained in our Data Protection Policy and
You may find that disabling cookies means certain areas of the Website do not function correctly and we cannot guarantee access to all the services we provide through our Website. Also, if you delete all of your cookies, or use a different device to access our Website, you may have to choose your preferences again.
The cookies used on the Website have been categorised based on the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”) UK Cookie guide.
Controlling Cookies and changing your mind
You can control the use and placing of any cookies on your computer through the settings you select on your internet browser.
You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse all cookies, choose which cookies you want or don’t want, or ask to be notified when a cookie is set. You can use the help feature in your browser to see how.
However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website, or you may experience reduced functionality when accessing certain services.
Useful information about controlling cookies can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.