Cookies are small data files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing a website as smooth as possible and they remember your preferences so you don’t have to insert your details continuously.
There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from the website and others come from third parties which place cookies on the website.
Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.
The Company uses four variants of cookies in order to accommodate different types of functionality and to capture varying types of information.
Strictly Necessary Cookies – Also known as “essential cookies”, these are required in order to allow users to experience the full functionality of the website. These offer the ability for a user to access secure areas of the site, and enable content based on the device being used. Without these cookies certain sections of the website would be unable to function.
Functionality Cookies – These cookies allow the website to remember the choices made by the user, and provide enhanced, more personal features. Examples of these choices could include language or regional preferences. In more depth, these cookies can also remember changes made to text size, fonts and other customizable user preferences that have been set. The information collected by functionality cookies can be anonymised and they therefore can’t track your browsing activity on other websites.
Performance Cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website. Examples of this include collecting information on what webpages are most frequently visited, or what error messages are being encountered by users. These cookies don’t collect information that identified any individual user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore
anonymous. Performance cookies will only be used to improve the performance and functionality of the website.
Google Analytics – These cookies enable Google to determine whether a user is a return visitor to the site, and also to track the various webpages visited by the user during a session. Neither SecuriGroup nor Google associate a user’s IP address with information that could identify them
Cookies can be disabled by adjusting the settings on a browser (see individual browser help for how to do this). However, disabling cookies may affect the functionality of the website, or any other websites the user attempts to visit. This will also result in disabling certain features or sections of the website, and it is therefore not recommended.
As with all data held by the Company, cookies are held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation.
The expiration date for the Company’s persistent cookies is 2 years, and these cookies will therefore expire once they have reached their expiry date. Session cookies used by the Company expire once the browsing session has been terminated by the user.
Cookies can also be deleted by the user, this can be completed through the browser itself – usually found within the settings and history section of the browser (see individua browser help for how to do this).
If you have any concerns about how your personal data us being processed, please contact
SecuriGroup’s data protection lead in the following ways:
Data Protection Officer: Samantha Lang, Risk Manager
Address: SecuriGroup Limited, 349 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4AA Phone: 0844 8080 999
If you believe that SecuriGroup has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner. Contact details are available at www.ico.org.uk/concerns