Cookie Usage Policy
What information is being collected?
How many people use the website and how many come back again
Which pages they tend to visit
Which country they are from
The type of device they used to view the website
What time of day the visit took place
How they arrived at the site - via organic search, paid search, social media or by entering in our domain name directly
The kinds of cookies we use:
We use three kinds of cookies on our website:
1. Session (Transient) cookies: these cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
2. Persistent (Permanent/Stored) cookies: these cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific site.
How will this information be used?
We use this information to:
Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
Test content on our website by showing different content to different users to see which is the most appealing.
To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
Why is this information being collected?
We may use these cookies to help improve the performance of our website and to gain better insight into ad placement and customer behaviour.
How long do we keep this data?
You are able to delete cookies from your web browser at any time. If you don’t delete them, the cookies will naturally expire.
How is this information secured?
This information can only be accessed via a password protected Google Analytics account. Google are also protected under the EU privacy shield and comply with all necessary requirements for data protection.
Who will this information be shared with?
This data would only ever be shared with a consultant we may bring in to help analyse our web traffic and suggest improvements to our site.
How will us collected this information effect you?
You won't notice any difference when browsing and using our website.
Links from Our Site
Our website may contain links to other websites.Please note that we have no control of websites outside the www.hardwicksgardencentre.com domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy. Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site's data protection and privacy policies fully.