This Cookies Policy provides the following information for users:
A cookie is a small data file which is sent to your computer, mobile phone or tablet (“device”) by the web server. This is so the website can remember some information about your browsing activity. The cookie collects information relating to your use of our services, information about your device, your broad location and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the website you came from. If you have registered for any services or you are a member, it may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.
“Local storage” is a similar technology to cookies and may also be used as an alternative. This is technology which performs very similar functions as cookies do, such as caching data to enable us to improve our services, allowing you to register for our services, tracking activity, and counting the number of people who view/use our services. Where we refer to “cookies” in this policy, we mean cookies or similar technology.
Cookies record small chunks of information about your online preferences and they help webmasters like us to tailor services to your interests. Information provided by cookies are used to analyse your use of our services and help us to provide you with a better user experience.
In addition to cookies, our services may also use web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs. These are all types of technology used by websites to allow them to analyse your website use and help improve your experience of the services offered.
Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser
Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are used where we (or a third party) need to identify you for a later browsing session. The fixed period of time is typically 30-90 days for targeting or behavioural advertising cookies and may be up to 26 months for analytical performance and measurement cookies
First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting
Third party cookies are cookies used within our Services which are set by other organisations. These include cookies from external analytics services which help us to understand the use of our sites, or by advertisers so that they can track the effectiveness of their advertisements.
1. Functional Cookies
Functional cookies are essential to the running of our Services. They are used to remember your preferences on our websites and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymised, so we cannot identify you personally. Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving advertising. These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.
2. Essential or ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies
These cookies are essential for the running of our Services. Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do remember preferences beyond your current visit and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.
3. Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies
Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our Services, for example, to determine the number of pageviews and the number of unique users a website has. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyse patterns of user behaviour and we use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance. The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes.
4. Targeting or ‘Behavioural Advertising’ Cookies
These cookies, which may be placed on your device by us or our trusted third party service providers, remember that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with content or advertising which is tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising (OBA) and is done by grouping together shared interests based upon web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (e.g. your age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you. Without these cookies, content and advertisements you encounter may be less relevant to you and your interests. If you would like more information about OBA, including how to opt-out of these cookies, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com or scroll down to: How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
1. Essential and Functional Cookies
We use these cookies to enable certain online functionalities including accessing your member information so we can provide you with customised content and experiences, or remember the last page you visited on the Services, identify returning users, registrants and subscribers and allow them to be presented with a personalised version of the site, eliminating the need for returning users to re-enter their login details, commenting on our pages, operating a shopping trolley, maintain your settings and authenticate your identity while you are logged in to the services, support security measures and to assist in identifying possible fraudulent or abusive activities. If you object to the use of essential and functional cookies please scroll down to: How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
2. Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies
We use these cookies to measure users’ behaviour to better develop our Services. By using analytics services provided by third parties such as Google Analytics and ComScore, we can analyse and measure which pages are viewed and how long for and which links are followed, and we can use this information to provide more content which is of interest. We also use this analysis to report on our performance and to sell advertising. If you object to the use of analytical performance and measurement cookies please see here: How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
3. Targeting and Behavioural Advertising Cookies
4. Other Third Party Cookies
You may notice on some pages of our websites that cookies have been set that are not related to The Sunshine Hub. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. We does not control the use of these third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies. We use only accredited third party services including Adobe Flash Player, Google Maps, YouTube Api, Facebook Api, and Mailchimp. We also include web beacons in our emails to track the success of our marketing campaigns. This means that if you open an email from us we can see which of the pages of our website you have visited. Our web beacons do not store additional information on your device but, by communicating with our cookies on your device, they can tell us when you have opened our email. If you object to the use of these services please scroll down to: How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive. For example, you may object to being served advertising which is targeted to your interests based on your browsing history. If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so.
Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. Some internet browsers have a ‘Do Not Track or ‘DNT’ setting which sends a signal to websites asking them not to track your browsing.
In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site. To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu in your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.
Please be aware that The Sunshine Hub and Cath Lloyd accepts no liability for the instructions provided here.