APECS COOKIE POLICY

Last Revised: 24 May 2018

APECS collects various computer identification data about you during your use of our “Website” (https://apecs.co.uk) by placing cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies on your computer or mobile device. We do it to make your experience better, faster and safer, for advertising purposes and to allow us to continuously improve our site and service.

This Cookie Policy provides more information on the varieties of cookies we use and how you can control the use of those cookies on your computer or mobile device.

But it you have any additional questions, or require any additional information, please review our Privacy Policy  or contact us on privacy@apecs.co.uk

Your consent

By continuing to use and navigate our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies, web beacons and similar technologies as described herein and in our Privacy Policy.  If you do not wish to accept these technologies in connection with your visit to or use of our sites, services, applications, tools or messaging, you may visit our Privacy Policy page and see additional options below available to you to manage, control or delete our, or our service provider’s, use of these technologies.    

What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies

These technologies are basically small data files placed on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other device (collectively, a “device”) that allows us to record information when you visit or interact with our website. Though often these technologies are generically referred to as “Cookies,” each functions slightly differently, and is better explained below:

Cookies: These are small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:

  • Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session.
  • Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites.
  • First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time in order to preserve your settings (e.g., while on our site).
  • Third-party cookies are placed in your browser by a website, or domain, that is not the website or domain that you are currently visiting. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.

Web beacons: small files (also called “pixels”, “image tags”, or “script tags”) that may be loaded on our site that may work with cookies to identify our users and provide anonymized data on their behavior.

Similar technologies: Technologies that store information in your browser or device utilizing local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML5 cookies, and other web application software methods. These technologies can operate across all of your browsers, and in some instances may not be fully managed by your browser and may require management directly through your installed applications or device. We do not use these technologies for storing information to target advertising to you on or off our sites.

What types of cookies, web beacons and similar technologies do we use and why

Our cookies, web beacons and similar technologies serve various purposes, but are generally either necessary or essential to the functioning of our site, help us improve the performance of or provide you extra functionality of the same, or help us to serve relevant and targeted advertisements.  More specifically:

Strictly Necessary or Essential
Strictly necessary' or “essential” cookies, web beacons and similar technologies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas and shopping baskets. Without these technologies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. Please note that these technologies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet. Accepting these technologies is a condition of using our sites, services, applications, tools or messaging, so if you prevent these from loading we can't guarantee your use or how the security therein will perform during your visit.

Performance
'Performance' cookies, web beacons and similar technologies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is by providing anonymous statistics and data regarding how our website is used.  Accepting these technologies is a condition of using our sites, services, applications, tools or messaging, so if you prevent these from loading we can't guarantee your use or how the security therein will perform during your visit.

Functionality:
These cookies, web beacons or similar technologies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

Advertising:
First or third-party cookies and web beacons may be placed by our sites, applications, or tools, in order to deliver content, including product related advertisements, relevant to your specific interests on our sites or third-party sites. These technologies allow us to understand how useful our advertisements are, and improve the relevancy of the content delivered to our users.

Some of the cookies that we use

  • APECS_UK_RCM_PRODUCT_LOG – Helps us to identify which products did you put in the basket
  • APECS_UK_SALE_UID – Helps us to identify which products do you plan to purchase
  • BITRIX_CONVERSION_CONTEXT_s1– Helps us to suggest you most useful products based on your website search history
  • BX_USER_ID– Helps us to identify you as a user
  • atssc, autuvc,_ga – Helps Google Analytics to tracks our website traffic

How to manage, control and delete cookies, web beacons and similar technologies

You may manage certain cookies, web beacons and similar technologies we place by visiting our Manage Settings control panel. You may also visit our "Advertising Preferences" link exists in the footer of our webpages. 

You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website or service. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site. Please note, as further described in our Privacy Policy, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser.

Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.

If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings. 

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