Cookies Policy & GDPR
Cookies Policy, GDPR & CCPA
A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing.
These include cookies for our online checkout, contact form and website security. We do not use any non-essential cookies (i.e. adverts, analytics, third-parties, social media etc) and so do not have an option to turn these off.
However, you can also control the settings of website cookies in your browser settings.
California residents only
Notice of Right to Opt Out of Sale or Sharing of Personal Information
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives California residents the right to opt out of the “sale” or “sharing” of personal information.
We do not sell your personal information (PI) for monetary consideration. Third-Party digital businesses (“Third-Party Digital Businesses”) may associate cookies and other tracking technologies that collect personal information about you on our website, or otherwise collect and process personal information that we make available about you, including digital activity information. Giving access to personal information on our website, or otherwise, to Third-Party Digital Businesses could be deemed a “sale” and/or “sharing”. Therefore, we will treat such PI collected by Third-Party Digital Businesses (e.g., cookie ID, IP address, and other online IDs and internet or other electronic activity information) as such, and subject to the opt-out requests described above. In some instances, the PI we make available about you is collected directly by such Third-Party Digital Businesses using cookies or other tracking technologies on our website or our advertisements that are served on third-party sites (which we refer to as “cookie PI”).
Opt-out for cookie PI: You can exercise this right with respect to cookie PI by clicking on the “Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information” link below, which will cause the cookie preferences pop-up menu to appear You will need to click on each “toggle” within the cookie preferences pop-up menu and move it to the left, then click “save” in order to stop the collection of your personal information by the cookies and trackers. Your choice will only apply to the browser and device you are currently using to visit our websites. It will not apply to a different browser or device. If you visit our webpages using a different browser or device, you will need to exercise your choice for each browser or device. If you have a cookie blocker or similar tool enabled, it may prevent our cookie banner and the cookies preferences pop-up menu from appearing. Your preferences are saved via an essential cookie, so if you clear cookies from your browser, it will also clear the opt-out preferences that you have made.
If you do not wish to exercise your opt-out right with respect to all cookies, you can manage individual cookie preferences. However, you must follow the above instructions as to all cookie categories presented to you in order to opt out of the “sale” or “sharing” of your personal information. Please be aware that when you toggle off all cookies, the way our website functions may change. If at any point you want to update your cookie preferences, you may do so by clicking on the Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information link which you can find on our cookie banner or at the bottom of each webpage.
The CCPA requires us to state how we handle and process Global Privacy Control (“GPC”) signals, which is referred to in the CCPA as opt-out preference signal (“OOPS”). GPC/OOPS are signals sent by a platform, technology, or mechanism, enabled by individuals on their devices or browsers, that communicate the individual’s choice to opt-out of the Sale and Sharing of personal information.
To use an OOPS/GPC, you can download an internet browser or a plugin to use on your current internet browser and follow the settings to enable the OOPS/GPC. As of January 1, 2023, the CCPA’s updated regulations, which are supposed to set forth requirements as to OOPS/GPC, have not yet been finalized. We will process OOPS/GPC as required when the regulations are finalized.
In the meantime, to our knowledge, we have configured the settings of our consent management platform to receive and process GPC signals on our websites. Similar to when you configure cookies manually, GPC/OOPS will only apply to the browser and device you are currently using to visit our websites. It will not apply to a different browser or device. If you visit our webpages using a different browser or device, you will need to exercise your choice for each browser or device.