This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, McCarthy Environmental Limited, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, https://mccarthy-environmental.co.uk/ (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from 18 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

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.

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).

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

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.

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

Cookies used on our website

Name of cookieType of cookieFirst or third partySession or persistentTimescalePurpose
__cfduidHTTPThird PartyPersistent1 YearUsed by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.
wp_woocommerce_session_#HTTPFirst PartyPersistent1 DayRemembers items added to your shopping cart
CookieConsentHTTPFirst PartyPersistent1 YearStores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain
PHPSESSIDHTTPFirst PartySessionPreserves user session state across page requests.
wc_cart_hash_#HTML Local StorageFirst PartySession
wc_fragments_#HTML Local StorageFirst PartySession
_gaHTTPFirst PartyPersistent2 YearsRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gidHTTPFirst PartySessionRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gatHTTPFirst PartySessionUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
uvcHTTPThird PartySessionUpdates the counter for the website's social sharing features.
NIDHTTPThird PartyPersistent6 MonthsRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
collectPixelThird PartySessionUsed to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
themerex_demo_rightpanelHTTPFirst PartyPersistent6 Days
woocommerce_items_in_cartHTTPFirst PartySession
woocommerce_cart_hashHTTPFirst PartySession
wc_cart_createdHTML Local StorageFirst PartySession
jrejectHTTPFirst PartySession

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:

  • __cfduid,
  • woocommerce_items_in_cart, wc_fragments_#
  • PHPSESSID
  • first party OR third party session cookie to recognise whether you have accepted the use of cookies on our website. These cookies are: CookieConsent. This cookie expires after 1 year.

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.

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

  • Functional cookies
  • Analytical (or performance) 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:

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

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We will only process such personal information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or device.

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 our privacy policy which is available here: https://mccarthy-environmental.co.uk/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:

  • 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).

The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga, _gid. _gat, NID. These cookies are session and persistent cookies.

These cookies expire after 2 years.

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: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

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.

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, please see our privacy policy which is available here: https://mccarthy-environmental.co.uk/privacy-policy/.

Other Technology

Web beacons

We and any marketing companies we use also embed web beacons in our marketing emails . 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:
Web Beacons in emails:analysing the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns

For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of web beacons, please see our privacy policy which is available here: https://mccarthy-environmental.co.uk/privacy-policy/.

You can opt in to us using web beacons in our marketing emails by: visiting the ‘Contact Preferences’ page by clicking here and accepting usage of Web Beacons.

You can opt out of our use of web beacons in our marketing emails by: visiting the ‘Contact Preferences’ page by clicking here and rejecting usage of Web Beacons.

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

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool. When you first visit our website, you will be see a banner at the top of the screen inviting you to accept or decline the use of each cookie we use on the website. You can opt out by deselecting the relevant checkbox(es).

If you'd like to alter your cookie preferences via our cookie control tool, click the button below to re-activate it so you can amend your choices.

Renew or change your cookie consent

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.

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.

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


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.