What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers stored on to your browser when you access certain websites, including Oxford Gems Nursery. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s preferences as previously chosen by the user when they return to a site. A cookie itself does not contain or collect information. However, when it is read by a server in conjunction with a web browser it can help a website deliver a more user-friendly service for example, remembering previous purchases or account details. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.
Cookies are filed in the memory of your browser and each one typically contains:
- The name of the server the cookie was sent from
- The lifetime of the cookie
- A value – usually a randomly generated unique number
The website server which sends the cookie uses this number to recognise you when you return to a site or browse from page to page. Only the server that sent a cookie can read, and therefore use, that cookie. Cookies are central to the customisation of the internet and online behavioural advertising usually works using cookies.
There are two types of cookies: session and persistent. Session cookies exist only during a user’s online session and they disappear from the user’s browser when the user closes his/her browser. Persistent cookies stay on your browser after the browser has been closed. The cookies used on the Oxford gems Nursery website do not identify you personally. They merely recognise your browser, unless you choose to identify yourself voluntarily. You may choose to identify yourself for any one of the following reasons: by asking the browser to remember your information (for example, when you fill out a call back form), or by personalising a webpage.
Web beacons are small pieces of code placed on Web pages that can be used, among other things, to count the users who visit that Web page, or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a user viewing that page. Many websites, including Oxford Gems Nursery, may also use Flash cookies that operate similarly to browser cookies.
Oxford Gems Nursery uses browser cookies to help recognize you as an Oxford Gems Nursery user.
- To help authenticate you when you use Oxford Gems Nursery
- To remember your preferences and registration information
- To present and help measure and research the effectiveness of Oxford Gems Nursery offerings, and e-mail communications (by determining which Oxford Gems Nursery e-mails you open and act upon)
- To customize the content provided to you through Oxford Gems Nursery .
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies but are free to do so if you wish.
The Cookies We Set
Oxford Gems Nursery offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or call-back forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
As we offer a service it’s imperative for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually convert and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our external advertising and services provided to ensure the best possible experience.
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