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Cookies Policy

This cookies policy (“Policy”) describes the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use such cookies when you use our website http://www.fishpawnbrokers.co.uk/ and our associated web pages (“Website”).

By using the Website, you consent to the cookies described below being deposited on your computer for the purposes set out in this Policy.

1. What are Cookies and how do we use them

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our Website. We use cookies on the Website to:

  • keep track of items which you purchase through our Website and take you through the checkout process;
  • recognise you whenever you use the Website (this speeds up your access as you may not have to log on each time);
  • obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our customers’ requirements and interests;
  • target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests;
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally.

We may also collect personal information about you in connection with our Website and our services where you actively provide it to us. Any personal information we collect will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on the Website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested (e.g. to enable us to provide you with our lettings services).

2. Consent to Cookies

There is a notice on our home page which describes how we use cookies and which also provides a link to our Privacy Policy. If you use the Website after this notification has been displayed to you, it will be understood that you consent to our use of cookies for the purposes described in this Policy and our Privacy Policy.

3. Cookies used on our Website

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website.

Analytical/performance cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, and remember your preferences.

Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

4. Third party cookies

We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on the Website, for example Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party.

5. Google Analytics

This web analytics service provided by Google Inc helps us to analyse how users use our Website. It counts the number of visitors and tells us about their behaviour overall, such as typical length of stay on our site or the average number of pages a user views.

This information generated by the cookie about your use of our Website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity.

We use the information to improve our Website and generally enhance your experience.

For more information about Google Analytics see this page.

You can prevent Google Analytics from tracking your browsing by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out browser add-on which is available here.

6. How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them you may wish to view the Information Commissioner’s Office guide.

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