The law on cookies demands that you, as a website user, are given the opportunity to understand how cookies are used on our websites. Further, that you are given the opportunity to consent to cookies being stored on your computer, be that a laptop, tablet or mobile.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is downloaded to your computer when you access a website. Typically, a cookie is made up of letters and numbers and contains 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 identifiable information.
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 and some websites would become less interactive with the cookie option turned off. On occasions it is essential for a website to store information on your computer, for example, to provide a service to you that you have requested.
Common types of cookies
These cookies expire when you close your web browser. 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.
These cookies remain stored on your computer after you have closed your web browser. This 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 (e.g. your language choice or your user name).
First & Third Party cookies
First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by another (third party) website; the website you are visiting may have advertising on the page and this third party website will be able to set a cookie on your computer. Changing the settings on your browsers can prevent a third party website being able to set a cookie on your computer.
Which cookies do we use?
Cookies from Google Analytics are installed on your machine when you visit the www.bluenumber.com website.
Change of purpose
Where we need to use your personal data for another reason, other than for the purposes for which we collected it, we will only use your personal data where that reason is compatible with the original purposes. Should it be necessary to use your personal data for a new purpose, we will notify you and communicate the legal basis which allows us to do so before starting any new processing.
The cookies from Google Analytics are used by Google Analytics to provide information on website visitor behaviour. We use that information to improve your experiences on our website and for functionality purposes.
No personally identifiable information (such as name, email address etc.) is provided to us by these cookies although approximate location is provided.
Under no circumstances do we track your activity when you have left the www.bluenumber.com website. Nor do we share any data provided to us by Google Analytics with third parties.
Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is the company’s Legal Counsel. If you have any questions regarding this policy or would like further information about the personal data we hold on you and the way in which we may process that data, please email [email protected]
Our Privacy Notice is available to view <a href="https://www.bluenumber.com/privacy-policy">here</a>.