Cookie Policy

Thank you for visiting www.blakefire-security.co.uk .This cookie notice applies to the Website, any website or branded pages on third party platforms (e.g. YouTube and Facebook) and applications accessed or used through such websites or platforms which are operated by or on behalf of Blake Fire & Security Systems.

By using Blake Fire & Security Systems site, you are consenting to our use of cookies and other tracking technology in accordance with this notice. If you do not agree to our use of cookies and other tracking technology in this way, you should set your browser settings accordingly or not use Blake Fire & Security Systems site. If you disable cookies that we use, this may impact your user experience while on the Blake Fire & Security Systems site.

When using a mobile device to connect to the internet, you should also refer to the privacy notice of the specific App you are using to understand its specific data collection practices.

  1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. 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.

See below for details on what information is collected by cookies and how we use that information. For more information about the kind of data we collect, please read our Privacy Policy which is located at the bottom of our home page.

  1. How and why does Blake Fire & Security Systems use them?

Blake Fire & Security Systems uses cookies to gain a better understanding how visitors use this website. Cookies help us tailor www.blakefire-security.co.uk  to your personal needs, to improve their user-friendliness, gain customer satisfaction feedback on our website (through designated partners) and to communicate to you elsewhere on the web. To enable this some cookies are applied when you enter our sites (see links for various Blake Fire & Security Systems sites for further details).

Blake Fire & Security Systems keeps all the information collected from cookies in a non–personally identifiable format. Blake Fire & Security Systems cookies located on your computer do not retain your name or your IP address.

  1. What type of cookies does Blake Fire & Security Systems use?

The following types of cookies are used on Blake Fire & Security Systems.

Necessary cookies
These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of a website. Without these cookies, this website won’t work properly. Accordingly, we are not asking you for your specific consent for those cookies. For all other cookies your informed consent is required.

Session cookies
Session cookies are temporary cookie files which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created that cookie, the website will treat you as a new visitor.

Functional/Persistent Cookies
These are cookies which are set up to improve the functionality of the website. For example, cookies that remember the content you previously viewed on this website or the email address and password you provided when registering during an earlier visit to this website. Using Functional cookies, therefore, may allow us to serve you content tailored to your interests and save you the time of having to re-register or re-enter information when you re-visit this website or try to access certain member-only sections. On some websites, cookies enable us to store your favourite recipes, activities, points or high scores. We may also use Cookies to lockout underage users from certain activities.

Cookies that send information to us
These are the cookies that we set on Blake Fire & Security Systems and they can only be read by that site. This is known as a "First Party" cookie.

We also place cookies on brand ads which are placed on other websites owned by third parties (e.g. Facebook). We obtain information via those cookies when you click on or interact with the advertisement. In this situation the brand is placing a “Third Party” cookie. The brand may use the information obtained by these cookies to serve you with advertising that is relevant and of interest to you based on your past online behaviour.

Cookies that send information to other companies
These are cookies that are set on Blake Fire & Security Systems by our partner companies (e.g. Facebook or advertisers). They may use the data collected from these cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to this Website. For example, if you use a social widget (e.g. the Facebook icon) on the Website, it will record your “share” or “like”. Facebook (as the company setting the cookie) will collect the data. This is known as a “Third Party’’ cookie.

Demographics and Interest Reporting
Some of our websites use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. This is done using something called the DoubleClick cookie. If you don’t want your information collected in this way, you can:

  • use Google’s Ad Settings to opt out of Display Advertising; or
  • use Google's Browser add-on to opt out of Google Analytics

DoubleClick cookies contain no personally identifiable information. Sometimes the DoubleClick cookie will contain an additional identifier that is similar in appearance to the cookie ID and is used to identify an ad campaign to which a user was exposed previously.

We will not use any information reported by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to identify any individual user of our site.

Find out more about Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.

We have implemented Remarketing through Google Analytics, Google Adwords and Facebook. These and other third party vendors may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads.

In addition, we may also use marketing automation tools (specific Company information can be given upon request). These companies serve cookies to profile users or visitors' interests and activity. We use data collected through these cookies to serve users or visitors with information, new articles and advertising tailored to their specific needs and requirements.  This data is collected on an anonymized basis, except where users or visitors have previously registered to receive marketing communications from us or subsequently choose to do so.  Where this is the case, cookies set may enable us to identify the user or visitor. Where visitors have registered to receive marketing communications from us, we use the tools provided by these companies to send targeted e-mail marketing and track the effectiveness of our e-mail campaigns including through the use of clear gif images.

  1. Cookies used on our websites

We use a range of cookies on our website which you can review and opt out of by following the instructions below:

Opt out from Facebook Ads - http://www.aboutads.info/choices and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

Opting out of Google Ads  http://www.google.com/settings/ads

Opt out of Google Analytics tracking https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Opt out of Hotjar website tracking https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out

Opt out of Drift (if not already opted in) – Click ‘No not now’ when presented with the Opt in Box

Opt out of Drift (if already opted in) – Just ask us in the chat box and we’ll opt you out.

Opt out of HubSpot Cookies - Use the instructions here to find, remove and block the HubSpot cookies listed here

 

  1. How can I change my cookie settings?

Please ensure that your computer setting reflects whether you are happy to accept cookies or not. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can simply set it to refuse them, although you may not have access to all the features of this website if you do so. See your browser 'help' button for how you can do this. You do not need to have cookies on to use or navigate through many parts of this on Blake Fire & Security Systems website. Remember that if you use different computers in different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

To learn how to delete the cookies and all information gathered, and otherwise change your cookie settings please click the following link.

Change Cookie Settings

The Site allows you to choose NOT to allow the services which create and use these cookies to run, although you may not have access to all the features of the Site if you do so. To do this now, just scroll up the page and click on the "Change Cookie Settings" link higher up.

For more information on the new legislation regarding cookies, see the Information Commissioners Office's website - https://ico.org.uk/.

For useful information on cookies, see AboutCookies.org

Legal Notice Update

We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this notice. Please refer to this page from time to time to review these and new additional information.

15th June 2018