Cookie Policy

This Cookie Statement explains how Avondale uses cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our site. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our web server to your browser when you visit www.avondale.co.uk. It is stored on your hard drive. Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default, but it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies.

 

Our cookies

Cookies allow us to recognise devices and track how our visitors use www.avondale.co.uk. We use cookies that are essential for you to navigate www.avondale.co.uk or provide you with basic website features. Data collected from some cookies helps us enhance the performance of www.avondale.co.uk and offer you a better user experience.  We will not use any of this data to identify you personally, it is used only to monitor and improve www.avondale.co.uk

There are several types of cookie that are used to keep track of information needed by a site user as they travel from page to page within a website.

 

How we use cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

 

First-party cookies

Cookies can be used to track internet activity after the user has left a website. These are normally facilitated by organisations external to the website being visited and are generally known as ‘third-party’ cookies. They usually have a long lifetime with several months being quite common. They are ‘harvested’ and ‘refreshed’ whenever the user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used.

 

Links to other websites

Our website and digital marketing material may provide links to and from the websites or partners or affiliates, or resources that we believe to be useful. These links will lead you to websites operated by third parties that operate under different privacy policies. You will be leaving the Avondale site for a site over which we have no control and do not accept responsibility or liability for their policies.  Please check their policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

 

Google Analytics

We currently use Google Analytics to measure and analyse visitor information related to our web site. For that purpose, your IP address, Internet traffic data and data on your browser type and PC are collected using several cookies (_utma, _utmc, utmb, utmz):

  • _utma is used by Google Analytics to identify first-time site (‘unique’) visitors vs. returning visitors. It expires after two years
  • _utmc identifies unique visitors vs. returning visitors but expires when you close your browser.
  • _utmb is used for general visitor tracking and expires after 30 minutes.
  • _utmz tracks source visits (the origin of the visit). It expires after six months.

 

Rejecting cookies

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default, but it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. If this is done it is important not to exclude the benign and useful cookies. Choose an option that rejects all third party and long-lived cookies.

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