Cookie Policy

Last updates 12/09/2018

Shakespeare Stone respects your privacy.
Last Updated 12.09.2018
MANAGING COOKIES ON YOUR DEVICE:

We use cookies to personalize content and to provide you with an improved user experience. By using this website or application you consent to the deployment of cookies. You can control and manage cookies by visiting the Preferences Centre when first visiting the website or by clicking on the ‘Change Your Cookies Preferences’ link at the bottom of each page. Please note that removing or blocking cookies can impact your user experience and some functionality may no longer be available.
USING YOUR BROWSER TO CONTROL COOKIES:
Most browsers allow you to view, manage, delete and block cookies for a website. Be aware that if you delete all cookies then any preferences you have set will be lost, including the ability to opt-out from cookies as this function itself requires placement of an opt out cookie on your device. Guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers is linked below.
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
MacOS Safari
Microsoft Internet Explorer
For information on additional browsers and device types please see www.aboutcookies.org or www.cookiecentral.com/faq 
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE GDPR RULES:
To view your rights in regards to your personal data under the rules of the GDPR please, check out our Privacy Policy: https://www.shakespearestone.co.uk/privacy.html
PERSONAL INFORMATION:
This website does not hold any personal data (name, address, telephone number, email address etc) of anyone who completes the contact form. If you have completed the contact form and subsequently wish to have your details removed from our internal systems please contact us at the email address of the Data Controller below.
Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of Shakespeare Stone and will only be used for communication purposes. Any such information will be deleted from our files once it is no longer required to assist in the process of ordering products or services or for the purpose of further communication.
CREDIT CARD DETAILS:
Shakespeare Stone will never ask for Credit Card details and request that you do not enter it/them on any of the forms or in any message panels within the Shakespeare Stone website (www.shakespearestone.co.uk).
EXTERNAL SITES:
www.shakespearestone.co.uk does not link to any 'advertisements' or receive commissions or bonuses from advertisements or from links to third party websites. Nevertheless, visitors may find links to external websites on various pages, these links allow visitors to simply jump to other sites that may be of interest to them. Shakespeare Stone is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy and cookie policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.
Data Controller:
Shakespeare Stone
Cromwell Lodge
Cromwell Crescent
Worcester
WR5 2JW
01905 592512


Email: chris.shakespearestone@gmail.com

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COOKIES
The current law on cookies requires that you, as a website user, are given the opportunity to understand how cookies are used on our websites and be able to consent (or not) to cookies being stored on your computer (laptop/mobile/tablet).
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded to your computer when you access websites. Typically, they contain the following information: a site name and unique user ID, the duration of the cookie's abilities and effects, and a random number. As a rule, cookies cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.
When you visit a website that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your computer. The next time you visit that website, your computer checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the website. The website then notes that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. They also might record how long you spend on each page on a site, what links you click, even your preferences for page layouts and colour schemes.
Generally, the role of cookies is beneficial, making your interaction with frequently-visited sites smoother with no extra effort on your part. Without cookies, online shopping would be much harder. Without cookies, some websites will become less interactive with the cookie option turned off.
Types of common cookies and how we use them
Session cookies
These cookies expire when you close your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome). These cookies are used for various reasons, for example, remembering what you have put in your shopping basket as you browse a website. They can also be used for security to access your Internet banking or email.
Persistent cookies
These cookies are still stored on your computer after you have closed your web browser which allows your preferences on websites to be remembered. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, for example, remembering your preferences on a website (your language choice or your user name on a particular website).
First and Third Party cookies
First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by another website; the website you are visiting may have advertising on the page and this other website will be able to set a cookie on your computer. Third party cookies on the main web browsers allow third party cookies by default. Changing the settings on your browsers can prevent this.
Exceptions
There are some exemptions to the above where it is essential for a website to store information on your computer, for example, to provide a service to you that you have requested.
How we use cookies
We use cookies to improve your experience on our website(s) and for functionality purposes, for example, if you choose to buy any of our products and services, you must consent to us placing a cookie on your computer;
We also use cookies to understand your usage of our website(s); which pages you visit etc, it helps ensure we are supplying the correct information to visitors.
If you do not wish to receive any usage-based online advertising, you can deactivate your cookies. You can also manage your cookies individually for each partner. For this please visit: www.aboutads.info/choices
Please note, you will still see ads, but none that have been specifically chosen based on your interests.
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WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE ON OUR WEBSITE?
The table below sets out more information about the individual cookies used on our Website and the purposes for which they are used:
Necessary Cookies (2)
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website.
The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
COOKIE NAME: __cfduid PROVIDER: statcounter.com TYPE: HTTP EXPIRE: 1 year
PURPOSE: Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic
COOKIE NAME: CookieConsent PROVIDER: shakespearestone.co.uk TYPE: HTTP EXPIRE: 1 year
PURPOSE: Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.
Analytical & Statistical Cookies (7)
Statistical and analytical cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
COOKIE NAME: @@History/@@scroll|# PROVIDER: shakespearestone.co.uk TYPE: HTML EXPIRE: session
PURPOSE: Remembers users last scroll position on each webpage to assist in backwards navigation.
COOKIE NAME: _ga PROVIDER: shakespearestone.co.uk TYPE: HTTP EXPIRE: 2 years
PURPOSE: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
COOKIE NAME: _gat PROVIDER: shakespearestone.co.uk TYPE: HTTP EXPIRE: session  
PURPOSE: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
COOKIE NAME: _gid PROVIDER: shakespearestone.co.uk TYPE: HTTP EXPIRE: session 
PURPOSE: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
COOKIE NAME: is_unique PROVIDER: statcounter.com TYPE: HTTP EXPIRE: 5 years 
PURPOSE: This holds data on your visits to websites which use StatCounter. We solely use it to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor on each website and to estimate your accumulated unique visits per site. No personal information is stored in the cookie.
COOKIE NAME: is_visitor_unique PROVIDER: statcounter.com TYPE: HTTP EXPIRE: 2 years 
PURPOSE: Used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor to a particular website and to estimate unique visits to that site. No personal information is stored in the cookie.
COOKIE NAME: sc_is_visitor_unique PROVIDER: shakespearestone.co.uk TYPE: HTTP EXPIRE: 2 years
PURPOSE: This cookie is set by the website that you visit. When it is first set, a random id is generated and stored in the cookie in order to avoid counting you as a visitor more than once (e.g. if you are on a mobile device and your IP address changes while you browse). Similarly to the is_unique cookie, this cookie also stores a count of your returning visits.
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Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics on our website. A web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses cookie information, including your IP address to understand your use of the website and this will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

If you request IP anonymisation, Google Analytics will anonymise the last octet of the IP address.
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the United States.

On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REFUSE, BLOCK OR DELETE COOKIES?
In order to use some parts of our Website you will need to accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent to our use of cookies, or you subsequently block or delete cookies, some aspects of our Website may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Website.


CAN YOU BLOCK COOKIES?
You can manage the cookies used on this website by clicking on the 'C' panel in the bottom, left hand corner of each page or you can block the use of cookies altogether by activating the relevant settings in your browser. For more information on cookie management and blocking or deleting cookies for a wide variety of browsers, visit using your browser to control cookies at the top of this page.

Further information can be found at:
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies 
and at
http://www.allaboutcookies.org 

GOOGLE CHROME:
To turn off cookies in your Google Chrome Browser follow these steps:
1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
2. Select Settings.
3. Click Show advanced settings.
4. In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
5. In the "Cookies" section, you can change to your preferred setting.

Please read our full Privacy Policy:
https://www.shakespearestone.co.uk/privacy.html 

Change your Cookies Preferences