FLOE ORAL CARE LIMITED
Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy
Cookies are small pieces of information, normally consisting of just letters and numbers, which online services provide when users visit them. Software on the user’s device (web browser) can store cookies and send them back to the website next time they visit. Cookies are a specific technology that store information between website visits. They are used for various purposes, such as remembering what’s in a shopping basket when shopping for goods online, supporting users to log in to a website, analysing traffic to a website, and tracking users’ browsing behaviour.
Cookies can be useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Without cookies, or some other similar method, websites may have no way to ‘remember’ anything about visitors, such as how many items are in a shopping basket or whether they are logged in. There are some other technologies, similar to cookies, which can also identify and ‘remember’ website visitors. These include, for example, using certain characteristics to identify devices (device fingerprinting), using scripts, tracking pixels, plugins and social media buttons.
Some cookies and similar technologies, particularly those that track users’ browsing behaviour across the web are perceived by data protection regulators as privacy-intrusive.
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website and include technologies that help us save your cookies preference and keep our website secure.
- Strictly necessary cookies are ‘on’ by default and we use them on the basis of our legitimate interests. All other cookies are ‘off’ by default so we will seek your permission to use them.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count and number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise users when they return to our website and to provide various functionalities. This enables us to, for example, personalise content for them and remember their preferences.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record users’ visit to our website, the pages user have visited and the links users have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to user interests. In aggregate form this information is usually shared with third parties for the purpose of advertising.
You can choose to block cookies by activating the settings on your browser that allow you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) used by the third parties listed above you may not be able to access parts of the website. Your browser settings also allow you to delete all cookies stored on your device whenever you wish.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has provide the following guidance on controlling cookies:
- A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org.
- The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
- Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use it. This is also available in the Chrome web store.
- Some browsers include a feature known as ‘Do Not Track’ or DNT. This allows you to indicate a preference that websites should not track you. However, whilst DNT is available in many browsers, websites are not required to recognise its request, so it may not always work. You can get help on how to use DNT in Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.
- For more information on how private browsing works as well as its limitations, visit the support pages for your browser: Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari (IOS (mobile) and desktop) and Opera.
If you are concerned about online tracking then we can recommend you:
If you have any questions about the cookies or similar technologies in use on our website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.