Cookie Notice: Selecta UK

Selecta UK Cookie Notice

This Cookie Notice describes how Selecta U.K. Limited, Apollo House, Odyssey Business Park, West End Lane, South Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 6QD ("we" or "us" or "our") uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and store information when you visit our websites. For additional information on our data processing activities, please visit our Website Data Protection Notice.

What are Cookies and what information fo they collect?

When you visit our websites or view our services online, we or an authorised third party may send you a cookie. Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your device. When a website is accessed, a cookie that is placed on a device will send information to the party that has placed the cookie. Cookies are common and used on a number of websites. Each cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie and usually the IP address or another unique number of the device, and thus may contain personal data, i.e. information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Session and Persistent Cookies

Our websites may place session and persistent cookies on your device. The difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser, or browser session. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser. This allows, for example, for quicker and often more convenient access to our website.

Types of Cookies, purpose of Cookies and Legal Basis for Cookies

There are different types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: Strictly necessary cookies are required to browse the website and use the functionalities of the website. If you disable necessary cookies, the functionality of the website will be affected. The legal basis for the collection of information through the use of strictly necessary cookies is contract performance (Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR) (if we concluded a contract on the use of the website with you) or legitimate interests of us or third parties(Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR), such as the provision of a functioning website.
  • Functionality cookies: Functionality cookies enable us to store the selections and settings made by you (e.g. language, region, text size, font). If you disable functionality cookies the functionality of the website may be affected. The legal basis for the collection of information through functionality cookies is your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). 
  • Targeting/advertisement cookies: Targeting/advertisement cookies allow us to collect information on the use of and the scope of use of the website by individual users. This includes whether a user has visited the website previously, the website the user comes from, the overall site usage and areas that users prefer and thus allows us to improve the performance of the website and the user’s experience in using that website. It also allows us to analyse the efficiency of our marketing activities and to provide targeted advertisement tailored for your interests. If you disable such cookies you will not receive a customised experience. The legal basis for the collection of such information by targeting/advertisement cookies is your consent. 

First Party and Third Party Cookies

Our websites may place first party cookies and allow third parties to place cookies on your device. The difference between a first party cookie and a third party cookie relates to the control of the party who serves the cookie. First party cookies are cookies that are specific to the website that created them. Their use enables us to operate an efficient service and to track the patterns of behavior of visitors to the website. Third party cookies, on the other hand, are placed on your device by a third party (i.e., not by us). While we may allow third parties to access the website to place these cookies on users’ devices, we do not retain control over the information supplied by the cookies, nor do we retain access to that data. This information is controlled wholly by that third party and subject to their privacy notice. The legal basis for the collection of information through third party cookies depends on the type of cookie, please see above. 

Cookies used on our websites

The following table lists the cookies that we use on our websites.

Name File Explanation
Google Analytics _ga

Google Analytics is a tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page.

This is used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.

This cookie stores a unique client identifier (Client ID) for every visitor of the website. Once the client ID is generated (as a random number) it is stored in the cookie and is included with each hit/request that the website sends to Google Analytics.

This ID is later used by Google Analytics servers to calculate user, session, and campaign data.

  _gid This is also used by Google Analytics to distinguish users
  _gat This is used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
Google.com   ads/ga_ audiences

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

This is used by Google Adwords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.
New visitor    NEW_VISITOR   Used to check if new or returning visitor, no collection of data is done
Visitor VISITOR Used to check if new or returning visitor, no collection of data is done

 

Deleting, or Opting Out of Cookies

If you do not/no longer want to have cookies placed on your device by us or third parties, many of them offer ways to opt out. .

In addition, most web browsers allow at least some control of most cookies through browser settings. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser to decline cookies. You may also delete existing cookies through your browser.

However, please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. In particular, you may have limited access to some areas or be transitioned to a different experience.

Contact us

For further information on our use of cookies and similar technologies, please contact us as follows:

Selecta UK, Apollo House, Odyssey Business Park, West End Lane, South Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 6QD

Tel: 0203 697 0620

Email:uk.enquiries@selecta.com