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.
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:
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.
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' 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.
These cookies, web beacons or similar technologies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.
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.
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.
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In the second of our APECS Prime Centre Focus articles, we'll be taking a closer look at Solid As A Lock from Leeds.
When it comes to the locks on your door, many people don’t think too much about them until there is a problem - but just like anything with mechanical moving parts, your locks need a little TLC every now and again!