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Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Maddogg Designs, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, www.maddoggdesigns.com (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from 1st May 2018.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

Contents

  • Cookies Policy
  • This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Maddogg Designs, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, www.maddoggdesigns.com (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from 1st May 2018.
  • ‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.
  • For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.
  • About cookies
    • What are cookies?
      • Essential and non-essential cookies
      • Session and persistent cookies
      • First and third-party cookies
  • List of cookies used
  • We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website
  • Essential cookies
  • How to opt out of essential cookies
  • Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.
  • You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.
  • For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies
  • Non-essential cookies
  • Functional cookies
  • Legitimate interests: improving your website experience and providing[or enhancing the website functionality you have requested
  • For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of functional cookies, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: http://www.maddoggdesigns.com/privacypolicy
  • Analytical (or performance) cookies
  • Targeting (or advertising) cookies
  • Third party cookies
    • Processing information about you contained in or obtained from third-party cookies
  • Other technologies
    • Web beacons
    • Facebook Pixel
  • How to accept or reject cookies
  • Accepting or rejecting cookies
    • Cookie control too
    • Browser settings
    • Existing cookies
    • Google Ad settings
    • Web beacons
    • Facebook Pixel
    • Disconnect for Facebook
  • Copyright, credit and logo

 

About cookies

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

 

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

 

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

 

Session and persistent cookies

 

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Name of Cookie

 

Essential or Non-essential?

Type of cookie

First or Third party?

Session or Persistent?

Expiry Time

Purpose

Opt-Out Link

SESS*

essential

Drupal Session Cookies

first

session

On browser close

Session cookies enable the website to keep track of your movement from page to page so you don’t get asked for the same information you’ve already given to the site.  Sessions are established on the server by generating a unique identifier for a request and assigning this id to a persistent data store, ie. a record in a database table. This id is returned with the response and the browser accepts a contract to return this id to the server with every subsequent request instead of transferring sensitive information between client and server. Session cookies are not be stored on the client, and are destroyed when the browser application exits.

 

Has_js

Essential

Drupal System cookies

first

session

On browser close

Necessary for the normal functioning of the website. Stores the value 1 if js is enabled in the browser and 0 if it’s disabled.

 

_ga

Non-essential

Google analytics

third

session

On browser close

This cookie is used for Google Analytics to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.

 

-gat

Non-essential

Google Analytics

third

Session

On Browser Close

This cookie is used for Google Analytics to Store and Update a unique value for each page

 

fr

Non-essential

Social media (Facebook)

third

persistent

3 months

Facebook tracking cookie, used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertiseme nt products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. This cookie is set as http only and secure and cannot be deleted.

https://www.facebook.co m/ads/prefe rences/? entry_produ ct=ad_settin gs_screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

 

First and third-party cookies

 

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third-party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

 

List of cookies used

We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:

 

Essential cookies

 

These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:

  • first party session cookies to enable the website to keep track of your movement from page to page so you don’t get asked for the same information you’ve already given to the site.  Sessions are established on the server by generating a unique identifier for a request and assigning this id to a persistent data store, ie. a record in a database table. This id is returned with the response and the browser accepts a contract to return this id to the server with every subsequent request instead of transferring sensitive information between client and server. Session cookies are not to be stored on the client and are destroyed when the browser application exits. These cookies are: SESS*

 

  • first party session cookies THE NORMAL FUNCTIONING OF THE WEBSITE.  Stores the value 1 if js is enabled on the browser and 0 if disabled. These cookies are: has_js.

 

  • These essential cookies expire on browser close.

 

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.

How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.

You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.

For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

 

Non-essential cookies

 

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

  • Functional cookies
  • Analytical (or performance) cookies
  • Targeting (or advertising) cookies

 

Functional cookies

 

These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:

  • Third-party session cookies to identify and authenticate you when you log into our website so you do not need to repeatedly enter your login information. These cookies are: _ga
  • third-party session cookie that is used for Google Analytics to throttle request rate.  These cookies are: _gat These cookies are set to expire on browser close.
  • Third-party session cookie that is used for Google Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited.  These cookies are: _gid.  These are set to expire on browser close.

 

 

How to opt in or out from functional cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

 

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies

Legitimate interests: improving your website experience and providing[or enhancing the website functionality you have requested

For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of functional cookies, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: http://www.maddoggdesigns.com/privacy-policy

 

Analytical (or performance) cookies

 

Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:

 

  • Third-party persistent cookie used for Facebook tracking cookie, used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers. These cookies are: fr.  These cookies are set to expire after 3 months.

To opt out of this: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen   

 

  • We use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on, your location (based on your IP address) and how long you viewed video content for.

 

The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _gat, _gid. These cookies are session cookies. These cookies expire after browser close.

 

The information we collect using analytical cookies is collected on an anonymised basis.

 

More information

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first-party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here: http://www.maddoggdesigns.com/privacy-policy

 

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

 

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: http://maddoggdesigns.com/privacypolicy

 

Targeting (or advertising) cookies

 

We do not use targeting cookies on this site, however, we do use Facebook Pixel please see the section Titled Facebook Pixel.

Third party cookies

 

Third parties use cookies to analyse your use of our website and/or to display advertisements (including third party advertisements) to you and advertisement conversion tracking such as Facebook Pixel. Third party cookies used in relation to our website include:

  • Third party advertisement cookies. Facebook uses cookies to display advertisements to you Facebook based on your interests and behaviour and to measure their effectiveness. You can find out how Facebook uses your information and how they use cookies by reading more on the section labelled Facebook Pixel.

 

How to opt in or out from third party cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

 

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from third-party cookies

 

Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using third-party cookies by clicking I accept the purposes for which you use advertising cookies in our cookie tool (and sliding on or off the sliders in the cookie panel either by clicking on the C logo in the corner of the site or by clicking the button ‘cookie preferences’  when the cookie tool pops up on the site).

For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of third party cookies, including automated decision making and profiling please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here:  http://www.maddoggdesigns.com/privacy-policy

 

More information

For information about the cookies Google uses in relation to the above, see the ‘Advertising’ section on the Types of cookies used by Google page in Google’s cookies policy, which is available here: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/

For information about how Google uses data from cookies for its own purposes, please visit the following link www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

 

How to opt in or out from third party cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

 

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from third-party cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: the purposes for which we use the third party cookies as described above. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of third-party cookies[, including automated decision making and profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: http://www.maddoggdesigns.com/privacypolicy.

Other technologies

 

Web beacons

 

We and any marketing companies we use also embed web beacons in our marketing emails and on our website. Web beacons are small GIF image files which enable us to track your receipt of our marketing emails, how often you view our adverts or website pages, your location, IP address and browser information. Web beacons are activated whenever you open a marketing email or access a page on our website which contains a web beacon. Web beacons transmit data when you view them but are not capable of accessing any other information on your computer. Web beacons are not stored on your hard drive unless you download a GIF image containing them.

Some (but not all) browsers enable you to restrict the use of web beacons by either preventing them from sending information back to their source (for example, when you choose browser settings that block cookies and trackers), or by not accessing the images containing them (for example, if you select a ‘do not display images (in emails)’ setting in your email server).

 

How to opt in or out

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

 

Legal basis for processing: we process the information we gather from the use of web beacons in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interest: analysing the effectiveness of our email marketing campaigns to ensure that outr content is relevant. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of web beacons, including, automated decision making and profiling please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: http://www.maddoggdesigns.com/privacy-policy

 

Facebook Pixel

 

We use Facebook Pixel on our website. Facebook Pixel is a tracking code which allows us to track and monitor the success of advertisements we use on Facebook and to improve the effectiveness of those advertisements by recording information such as the device you used to access our website and the actions you took on our website using cookies. We may also use Facebook Pixel to create retargeting advertisements and custom audiences for our advertisements on Facebook and on our website.

Facebook aggregates data gathered from our use of Facebook Pixel on our website with data it gathers from other sources, in order to improve and target advertisements displayed on its website or via its services, to improve its systems and to provide measurement services to third parties which use Facebook’s advertising services. You can find out more about how Facebook handles information they collect about you and other individuals by accessing their privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy]

Please note, however, that we Facebook’s GDPR compliance status is beyond our control and Facebook has already been fined for breaches of EU privacy law under current legislation, in particular for not getting proper consent to the processing of personal information (you can find out more about this here: https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-spain-fine/facebook-fined-1-2-million-euros-by-spanish-data-watchdog-idUKKCN1BM1OU).

 

How to opt in or out

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

 

Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using Facebook Pixel by [insert method by which a user consents to your use of advertising cookies e.g. by clicking I accept the purposes for which you use advertising cookies in our cookie tool (describe the mechanism by which the user consents to the purposes for which you use advertising cookies on your website). For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of Facebook Pixel, including automated decision making and profiling please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: http://www.maddoggdesigns.com/privacy-policy   

How to accept or reject cookies

 

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

 

Accepting or rejecting cookies

 

Cookie control tool

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies in our management tool.  It is very simple to open the cookie tool click on the C icon and it opens up a menu with sliders allowing you to turn on or off cookies. The default, setting on the cookie control tool is off, to accept the use of the various types of non-essential cookies is to slide to on position.

 

Browser settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third-party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

 

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

 

Google Ad settings

You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:

  • unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
  • switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).

Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

 

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Web beacons

You can opt-into us using web beacons in our marketing emails by clicking on the check box to accept emails from us regarding third-party products and services.

You can opt out of our use of web beacons in our marketing emails by Clicking unsubscribe to our emails or emailing us on info@maddoggdesigns.com

 

Facebook Pixel

You can block Facebook Pixel using our cookie control tool: clicking I accept the purposes for which you use advertising cookies in our cookie tool (and sliding on or off the sliders in the cookie panel either by clicking on the C logo in the corner of the site or by clicking the button ‘cookie preferences’  when the cookie tool pops up on the site).

 

Disconnect for Facebook

You can install a browser add-on tool called ‘Disconnect Facebook pixel and FB tracking’. This will stop Facebook tracking you on third party websites. You can install them too here:

European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Tool

You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe from showing you interest-based ads by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com, selecting your country, clicking ‘Your Ad Choices’, then locating Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the ‘Off’ option.

 

Copyright, credit and logo

 

This Cookies Policy is based on a template provided by GDPR Privacy Policy. For further information, please visit https://gdprprivacypolicy.org

The copyright in this Cookies Policy is either owned by, or licensed to, us and is protected by copyright laws around the world and copyright protection software. All intellectual property rights in this document are reserved. Where we display the GDPR Privacy Policy logo on our website, this is used to indicate that we have adopted a privacy policy template provided by GDPR Privacy Policy as the basis for this Privacy Policy.