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COOKIES POLICY

 

What's a cookie?

A ‘cookie’ is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

 

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. By not blocking cookies and continuing to browse you are authorising the use of cookies. If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

 

How do we use cookies at Prestige Pictures?

We use cookies to track your use of our website. This is done through GOOGLE ANALYTICS and STATCOUNTER. These two services tell us how many people have looked at our site, which specific pages were viewed, the length of time spent and the the country of viewing. An IP address is also recorded which means that if that computer is used again to view the site in the future, the viewing experience may be enhanced eg. by not repeating the same information popups etc. This information enables us to understand how you use the site and helps us to ascertain whether most visitors are using a mobile phone or a desktop computer. This will inform our future development of the website. We do not gather your personal identity from cookies. Your personal ID is only gathered if you choose to give us your name and possibly other details as part of a product order or a specific opt-in to our newsletter or other form of marketing communication.

 

Cookies are either:

Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

 

Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. A persistent cookie will often have an expiry date of one to two years. 

 

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

 

Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

 

Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

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