SPELLZONE COOKIE POLICY

This document outlines the Cookie Policy for Spellzone. Effective from 15 July 2013.

ATTENTION: This cookie policy applies to the entire contents of this website under the domain name www.spellzone.com and other Spellzone domains ("Website"). Please read this policy carefully before using this Website. If you do not accept these terms of this policy, please do not use this Website.
This notice is issued by Spellzone Limited.

1. Use of cookies

1.1. Spellzone use cookies and other technologies to collect information on the website. The collection of such information helps Spellzone to facilitate your browsing of the website; it enables us to improve the website, to promote trust and safety and to monitor the web page flow of the website.

1.2. Our cookies help us to:

  • Provide you with convenient website functionality
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed and security of the site
  • Allow you to share content with social networks
  • Improve/tailor your website experience
  • Make our marketing more efficient (tracking what works best for our visitors and serving you relevant content)

1.3. We do NOT use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

1.4. If you disable or decline cookies, you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features, such as record keeping, may not function properly or be available to you.

1.5. If you choose to accept our cookies, you can also delete such cookies later from your computer (see the 'Managing Cookies' section below). If you delete the cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies will be deleted and will need to be re-created when you visit the website subsequently.

1.6. Spellzone may also track certain information regarding your use of the website through the use of JavaScript code, web beacons and third party website analytics providers.

1.7. By using the website, you are agreeing to the provisions set out in this Cookie Policy.

2. What are cookies?

2.1 Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises those cookies. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies, visit www.google.co.uk/intl/en/goodtoknow/.

2.2. Cookies have various functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

2.3. Some cookies are allocated to your device only for the duration of your visit to a website, and these are called session based cookies. These cookies automatically expire when you close down your browser. Another type of cookie known as "persistent" cookies would remain on your device for a set period of time.

2.4. In addition, please note that some websites contain third party cookies i.e. cookies that are set by a third party domain.

2.5. The cookies used on the website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie Guide. We have summarised those categories in the 'Categories of Cookies' section below.

3. Categories of Cookies

3.1. We have categorised the cookies used on the website based on the ICC's UK Cookie Guide.

3.2. The categories are as follows:

3.2.1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies some services, like e-billing, cannot be provided. Because these cookies are strictly necessary, we do not need to ask for your consent to use them.

You may at any time restrict, disable or delete the cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. For more information, please see the 'Managing Cookies' section below. However, you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features may not function properly or be available to you.

3.2.2. Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and how long they spend on the website, and whether they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve the performance of a website to enhance the users experience and to ensure that we develop the website to meet with their expectations. In addition, some of these cookies are analytics cookies, set using third party web analytics software, which allow us to understand more about how our website is used. For example, some websites use Google Analytics cookies to help the owners of those websites to monitor their website traffic but those cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. The owners of those websites may also use such cookies to highlight products and/or services which they think will be of interest to you based on your use of their websites.

3.2.3. Functionality Cookies
These cookies allow websites to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and to provide enhanced and, more personal features. For example, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on websites other than the website you are visiting.

3.2.4. Third party cookies
Some Spellzone website pages may use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies on your device.

3.3. By using our website, you are agreeing that Spellzone may place these types of cookies on your device. For details of the cookies which would be used, please see our cookie directory below.

4. Cookie Directory

4.1. You may at any time restrict, disable or delete the cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. For more information, please see the 'Managing Cookies' section below. However, if you to this then, you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features may not function properly or be available to you.

4.1.1. Functionality Cookies which may be used on Spellzone
Login details – saves your account number when logged in to enable us to deliver your personalised content.

Google Analytics – a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the Spellzone website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics.

4.1.2. Social Website Cookies
So you can easily "Like" our Facebook page, we have integrated Facebook Social Plugins and Facebook Connect on our site.

Facebook - Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

The privacy policies will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

4.1.3. Advertising Cookies which may be used on Spellzone
Like most other online advertisers, we use advertising cookies. None of us, advertisers nor our advertising partners, can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

Google Adsense – a DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as Spellzone, displaying AdSense ads. When users visit such a website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to Spellzone and/or other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the ads preference manager. You can also opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

Google AdWords - the Conversion Tracking feature of AdWords also uses cookies. This helps to track sales and other conversions from our online advertising. It adds a cookie to a person's computer when the person clicks an ad. This cookie lasts 30 days and does not collect or track personally identifying information. People can disable Google's Conversion Tracking cookie in their Internet browser's user preferences settings.

Spellzone Affiliate - the Affiliate cookie tracks sales of Spellzone to enable our affiliates to earn commission. This cookie lasts 60 days and does not collect or track personally identifying information.

5. Managing Cookies

5.1. You can manage the cookies (except Flash cookies) stored on your device by adjusting your web browser settings. This will allow you to refuse cookies altogether, restrict the cookies stored on your device or even delete those that have already been set.

5.2. You can adjust your device's web browser settings by using the 'Help' function within the web browser. You can also visit www.aboutcookies.org to obtain instructions on how to adjust the web browser setting of your device. That site contains comprehensive information on how to adjust your web browser settings for a wide variety of web browsers.

5.3. Flash cookies cannot be disabled by adjusting your device's web browser settings. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to disable Flash cookies through the use of the web browser settings of your device, but at present, if you wish to restrict or block Flash cookies, you must do so on the Adobe website. In this regard, please visit:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html

5.4 You may at any time restrict, disable or delete the cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. However, if you do this, then you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features may not function properly or be available to you.

6. Changes to this Policy

6.1. This policy is effective July 2013. From time to time we may make changes to this Cookie policy statement to reflect any changes to our practices in accordance with changes in legislation, best practice or website enhancements. We will notify you about material changes to this Cookie Policy by placing a prominent notice on our website.

7. Contact Info

7.1. If you require further information please contact:

Email
Tel: +44 (0) 333 990 0132

Or in writing to:

Spellzone Limited
Holme Hill Cottage
Church Street
Whixley
York YO26 8AR
United Kingdom

Company Reg. No. 6884807 Registered in England and Wales

Thank you for visiting the Spellzone website.

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