We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
The following information describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy then you should delete Atterley Road cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” in Internet Explorer, and "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari).
We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you and what you’ve put in the shopping basket. These we deem necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken. More information on session cookies and what they are used for can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html.
Persistent Cookies for site analytics and performance
Google AdSense – this cookie is used by Google to report to us how the adverts shown on Atterley Road are performing. User data is all anonymous. You can find out more generally about Google and its policies and principles as regards advertising at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/.
Google Analytics – we use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
Social buttons. On many of the pages of the site you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of Atterley Road. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on Atterley Road’s site. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting Atterley Road, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
Email tracking. Some emails that we send you have no tracking in at all e.g. service emails about order, registration etc. Other emails we send we put in tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site but we do not know who has clicked so the data is anonymous. Some emails we can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on the email. We rarely use the latter information at a personal level, rather we use it to understand open and click rates on our emails to try and improve them. Sometimes we do use the personal information e.g. to re-email people who didn’t click the first time. If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked then you should opt out of Atterley Road’s emails which you can do via My Account.
Surveys & Contests. From time to time our site may request information from users via surveys or for a particular service (e.g. newsletter). Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested will sometimes include contact information (as supplied to the site during registration). We will use the contact information to notify winners. We will not publish winners' details on the site though on request we will provide details of any winner's name. If the survey or contest has a sponsor then we may share information given by entrants with the sponsor, but only with the user's consent.