Privacy and Cookie Policy

This privacy policy is for this website; [www.gbbulbs.co.uk] and served by [GB Bulbs, 115 Oxford Road, Abingdon, OXON, OX14 2AB] and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhere to. Additionally it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you. Our contact information is provided if you have any questions.

The DPA & GDPR May 2018

We and this website complies to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into affect from May 2018. 

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer / device.

What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

Cookie Name Domain Type Description Duration
PHPSESSID gbbulbs.co.uk Necessary This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed. 1 hour
mage-translation-storage gbbulbs.co.uk Performance This cookie is set by the provider Magento. This cookie is used to store translated content when requested by the user. It is used when translation stratergy is configured as dictionary. session
mage-translation-file-version gbbulbs.co.uk Performance This cookie is set by the provider Magento. This cookie is used to track the version of translations in local storage. It is used when translation is configured as dictionary. session
form_key gbbulbs.co.uk Performance This cookie is used to track the form submissions and for facilitating content caching on browser to make pages load faster. session
mage-cache-storage gbbulbs.co.uk Performance This cookie is set by Magento. This cookie is used for caching content on the browser to make pages load faster. 1 day
mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation gbbulbs.co.uk Performance This cookie is set by Magento. This cookie is used for caching content on the browser to make pages load faster. 1 day
mage-cache-sessid gbbulbs.co.uk Other This cookie is set by the Magento. This cookie is used to cleanup the local cache storage. When the cookie is removed by the backend application, the admin cleans up local storage, and sets the cookie value to true. 1 day
mage-messages gbbulbs.co.uk Functional This cookie is set by the provider Magento. This cookie is used to track error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages. The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper. 1 day
recently_viewed_product gbbulbs.co.uk Other This cookie is set by the Magento. This cookie is used to stores product IDs of recently viewed products for easy navigation. 1 day
recently_viewed_product_previous gbbulbs.co.uk Other This cookie is set by the Magento. This cookie is used to stores product IDs of recently previously viewed products for easy navigation. 1 day
recently_compared_product gbbulbs.co.uk Other This cookie is set by the Magento. This cookie is used to stores product IDs of recently compared products. 1 day
recently_compared_product_previous gbbulbs.co.uk Other This cookie is set by the Magento. This cookie is used to store product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation. 1 day
product_data_storage gbbulbs.co.uk Other This cookie is set by the Magento. This cookie is used to stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products. 1 day
l7_az paypal.com Other No description available. 30 minutes
ts paypal.com Necessary This cookie is provided by the PayPal. It is used to support payment service in a website. 3 years
ts_c paypal.com Necessary This cookie is provided by PayPal when a website is in association with PayPal payment function. This cookie is used to make safe payment through PayPal. 3 years
x-cdn paypal.com Other No description available.  
tsrce paypal.com Functional This cookie is set by the provider PayPal. This cookie is used to enable the PayPal payment service in the website. 3 days
recently_compared_product_previous gbbulbs.co.uk Other This cookie is set by the Magento. This cookie is used to store product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation. never
mage-translation-file-version gbbulbs.co.uk Performance This cookie is set by the provider Magento. This cookie is used to track the version of translations in local storage. It is used when translation is configured as dictionary. never
mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation gbbulbs.co.uk Performance This cookie is set by Magento. This cookie is used for caching content on the browser to make pages load faster. never
product_data_storage gbbulbs.co.uk Other This cookie is set by the Magento. This cookie is used to stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products. never
mage-translation-storage gbbulbs.co.uk Performance This cookie is set by the provider Magento. This cookie is used to store translated content when requested by the user. It is used when translation stratergy is configured as dictionary. never
mage-cache-storage gbbulbs.co.uk Performance This cookie is set by Magento. This cookie is used for caching content on the browser to make pages load faster. never
recently_viewed_product gbbulbs.co.uk Other This cookie is set by the Magento. This cookie is used to stores product IDs of recently viewed products for easy navigation. never
recently_compared_product gbbulbs.co.uk Other This cookie is set by the Magento. This cookie is used to stores product IDs of recently compared products. never
recently_viewed_product_previous gbbulbs.co.uk Other This cookie is set by the Magento. This cookie is used to stores product IDs of recently previously viewed products for easy navigation. never

Google

TYPES OF COOKIES USED BY GOOGLE

Some or all of the cookies described below may be stored in your browser. To manage how cookies are used, you can refuse the use of certain cookies through your Google personalization settings anytime by visiting g.co/privacytools. You can also manage cookies in your browser (though browsers for mobile devices may not offer this visibility). For example, if you use Google Chrome as your browser, you can visit chrome://settings/cookies.

For more information about disclosure obligations with respect to Google's uses of data, please see the following link. https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

How does Google use Cookies - https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Cookies used for analytics help collect data that allows services to understand how users interact with a particular service. These insights allow services both to improve content and to build better features that improve the user’s experience.

Some cookies help sites understand how their visitors engage with their properties. For example, Google Analytics, a Google product that helps site and app owners understand how people engage with a service, uses a set of cookies to collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. ‘_ga’ is the main cookie used by Google Analytics. ‘_ga’ enables a service to distinguish one user from another and lasts for 2 years. It’s used by any site that implements Google Analytics, including Google services.

We use Google Analytics for aggregated, anonymized website traffic analysis. In order to track your session usage, Google drops a cookie (_ga) with a randomly-generated ClientID in your browser. This ID is anonymized and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number, name, etc. We also send Google your IP Address. We use GA to track aggregated website behavior, such as what pages you looked at, for how long, and so on. This information is important to us for improving the user experience and determining site effectiveness. If you would like to access what browsing information we have - or ask us to delete any GA data - please delete your _ga cookies, reach out to us via this form, and/or install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On."

GOOGLE ADWORDS

Google uses cookies for advertising, including serving and rendering ads, personalizing ads (depending on your ad settings at g.co/adsettings), limiting the number of times an ad is shown to a user, muting ads you have chosen to stop seeing, and measuring the effectiveness of ads.

Website Visitor Tracking

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Contact & Communication With us

Users contacting this us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use. Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in 'The policy' above.

Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages

We operate an email mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or news we supply/publish. Users can subscribe through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in 'The policy' above. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through an automated online service, or if not available, other means as detailed in the footer of sent marketing messages. The type and content of marketing messages subscribers receive, and if it may contain third party content, is clearly outlined at the point of subscription.

Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics and already stored subscriber data.

Our EMS (email marketing service) provider is; [EMS provider] and you can read their privacy policy in the resources section.

External Website Links & Third Parties

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Social Media Policy & Usage

We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.

MANAGING COOKIES IN YOUR BROWSER

Most browsers allow you to manage how cookies are set and used as you’re browsing, and to clear cookies and browsing data. Also, your browser may have settings allowing you to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis. For example, Google Chrome’s settings allow you to delete existing cookies, allow or block all cookies, and set cookie preferences for websites. Google Chrome also has Incognito mode, which doesn’t store your Chrome history of visited sites or cookies on your device after you close all Incognito windows.

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