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Skylight's Cookie Policy

This cookie policy sets out how SKYLIGHT LONDON uses and protects any information you give to SKYLIGHT LONDON

We collect data about how you interact with our websites through the use of cookies and other similar technology.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you access our website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies are useful because they allow our websites to recognise your device. We use them to make our websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to store information about your preferences or past actions. You can find out more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

We also use cookies to enhance and improve your online experience (for example, by remembering your language and/or preferences) and to understand better how our websites are used. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our websites before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts seen online are more relevant to you and your interests. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

What types of cookies do we use and how?

We use the following types of cookies:

  • ‘session cookies’: these are allocated to your device only for the duration of your visit to our websites – they are deleted automatically once you close your browser; and
  • ‘permanent cookies’: these survive after your browser is closed and can remain on your device for a period of time – they can be used by our websites to recognise your computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.

These cookies may be served directly by us to your computer or mobile device (so-called ‘first-party cookies’) or by one of our service providers (so-called ‘third-party cookies’). A first-party cookie is only used by us to recognise your computer or mobile device when you revisit, or access content via, our websites. Third-party cookies can be used to recognise your computer or mobile device across different websites (and are most often used for analytical and advertising purposes).

 

What purposes do we use cookies for?

 

We use cookies for the purposes stated below:

  • essential cookies: these are essential to provide you with services available through our websites and to use some of their features, such as access to secure areas – without these, providing core functionality, such as transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible;
  • analytics cookies: these are used to collect information about how you and others use our websites – the information gathered does not identify you and is aggregated – this includes the number of visitors to our websites, the websites or other applications that referred them to our websites and the pages that they visited on our websites – we use this information to help operate our websites more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our websites;
  • functionality cookies: these allow our websites to remember choices you make (such as your user name or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features – they can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize – they may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog – the information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites;
  • performance cookies: these collect information about how you and others use our websites, for example, which pages are most visited, if error messages come up and how effective our online promotions are – they are only used to help us improve how our websites work and to ensure ease and speed of use;
  • marketing cookies: these facilitate online advertising – our websites, for instance, use remarketing with Google – third-party vendors, including Google, use these cookies to tailor adverts based on someone’s past visits to our websites and serve these across the web – you can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ads Settings; and
  • social media cookies: these are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our websites or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking site such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Google+ – the social network will then record that you have done this and the information may be linked to advertising activities such as targeted banners.

 

Controlling your personal information

 

You may choose to restrict the collection and use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for marketing purposes.
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind by writing to us or emailing Info@skylightlondon.com