Privacy & Cookies policy
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(3) About cookies
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.
A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
(4) Our cookies
We use [both/only] [session cookies] [and] [persistent cookies] on this website.
We [will/may] send to you the following cookies:
(a) [Cookie name 1] – We will use this [persistent / session] cookie to [describe purpose].
(b) [Cookie name 2] – We will use this [persistent / session] cookie to [describe purpose].
(c) [Cookie name 3] – We will use this [persistent / session] cookie to [describe purpose].
(5) Third party [and analytics] cookies
When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.
Our [advertisers / service providers] may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
[(a) to track your browser across multiple websites;]
[(b) to build a profile of your web surfing; and]
[(c) to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.]
(6) Cookies and personal information
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
(7) Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox (version 16) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
[If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.]
(8) Deleting cookies
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
(b) in Firefox (version 16), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy” and then “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
(9) Cookie preferences
(10) Contact us
This website is owned and operated by Thistle Production Ltd.
If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us:
(a) by email (to email@example.com);
(b) by telephone (to +44 (0) 1667 459 163); or
(c) by post (to 35 Spires Crescent, Nairn, IV12 5PZ
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 This cookies policy template will help you to comply with the law relating to web cookies.
The key piece of legislation in the UK relating to cookies is the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. The cookies policy will also help you to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 insofar as it affects the use of web cookies.
Regulation 6 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (as amended) provides that:
“(1) Subject to paragraph (4), a person shall not store or gain access to information stored, in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user unless the requirements of paragraph (2) are met.
(2) The requirements are that the subscriber or user of that terminal equipment—(a) is provided with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes of the storage of, or access to, that information; and (b) has given his or her consent.
(3) Where an electronic communications network is used by the same person to store or access information in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user on more than one occasion, it is sufficient for the purposes of this regulation that the requirements of paragraph (2) are met in respect of the initial use.
(3A) For the purposes of paragraph (2), consent may be signified by a subscriber who amends or sets controls on the internet browser which the subscriber uses or by using another application or programme to signify consent.
(4) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the technical storage of, or access to, information—(a) for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network; or (b) where such storage or access is strictly necessary for the provision of an information society service requested by the subscriber or user.”
 Some examples of common purposes for which cookies are used are: (a) to recognise a computer when a user visits the website; (b) to track a user as the user navigates the website; (c) to enable the use of a shopping cart on the website; (d) to improve the website’s usability; (e) to analyse the use of the website; (f) to administer the website; (g) to prevent fraud and improve the security of the website; (h) to personalise the website for a user; and (i) to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to a user.
 This text should be used if you publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on your website. Additional disclosures will be required if you have not opted out of third-party ad serving. For more information, see: https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=100557.
 Delete this section if there are no cookie-management facilities on your website.