We want you to be as comfortable on our site as you are with our products. That’s why it’s important for you to feel in the loop about how our site operates.
You have every right to not accept cookies on this site and can withdraw consent for usage at any time. The only time where we may be unable to delete your cookie data is when this could infringe the rights of a third party (including our rights) or if you wanted us to delete information that has to be kept by law. Relevant exemptions are included in both the GDPR and in the Data Protection Act 2018. If you wish to exercise these rights, to enquire about cookie usage, or to make a complaint please contact us at email@example.com.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are little packets of information that are stored on whichever device you have used to visit our site. In most instances these cookies are stored in your web browser.
A cookie will ‘remember’ where you have been on our website in the past, effectively making it easier for you to use the site in the future. For example, if you’ve visited the site and added something to the basket.
Cookies aren’t viruses and can be deleted at any time by clearing your browser history and saved cookie data or by changing the cookie settings on the relevant device.
Cookies are a great way to optimise your experience on the site; they will allow the site to remember your preferences, share pages on social media, and to keep a record of whether you’ve added a product to your basket for a future visit. They also help us to understand whether the site is working well and if it isn’t, where we can make improvements.
There are different types of cookie, but it’s easy to split them into easily definable categories.
Necessary cookies: we need these cookies to operate our site. They will help you navigate through pages and use any particular features and are stored in the memory of your device while you are browsing. After a certain amount of time these cookies will be deleted from your device automatically, after your browser has been closed. Disabling these cookies will affect your experience on the site.
Analytical cookies: we find these cookies useful as they help us collect anonymous data about our site, such as number of visitors, time spent on the site or on specific pages, as well as how we can make improvements.
Functional cookies: these cookies remember the choices you make on the site, enabling an enhanced browsing experience. If you’ve made any changes to fonts or text sizes, for example, these cookies will ensure the site remembers. They ensure your preferences for the site remain for the next time you visit us.
Tracking cookies: we use these to find out which site has referred you to ours.
Targeting cookies: these cookies are only added with your express consent, which will be given when closing the cookie consent banner or clicking away from it and continuing to browse the site. These cookies are usually placed by our advertising partners. Should you delete your cookies at any time and later visit the site, you will see the consent banner again.
Social cookies: these are external cookies and are used when you want to share what you’ve been doing on our site on social media.
Pixel cookies: also known as tags. They are placed on pages on the site and make a note of what page you’ve visited. These are not held on your device, but do help us to understand general, and anonymous, user behaviour.
The cookies being used by Mention Me for the programme are not marketing cookies: rather, they are strictly necessary for the operation of the platform and the provision of the programme so there should be no requirement for a user to accept or ‘consent to’ all cookies before the Mention Me cookies are dropped or tags loaded.
The cookies / tags placed during the referral process give the ability to:
Identify a unique browser in our referral flow. This is used to prevent fraudulent use of the referral programme;
Support customers clicking on share links and being successfully redirected to the right landing page (if that feature is used)
Allow site visitors to close pop-ups/corner peels displayed on the site, to prevent a dissatisfactory browsing experience;
Ensure that where there is more than one possible offer, a returning site visitor isn’t shown a different offer each time.
These are all “strictly necessary” for the referral programme to function effectively. As such, consent is not required under either PECR or GDPR.
The same is true in terms of Mention Me’s processing of personal data during the provision of the programme: Mention Me acts as a data processor, under our instructions and on the basis of legitimate interests, not consent.
FIND OUT MORE
Should you want to learn more about cookies, the links below are a useful resource.
The data controller for your information is KBF Enterprises LTD, trading as Warrior, registered in the United Kingdom under Company Number 06266859 whose registered office address is: Unit 1 Guinness Road Trading Estate, Guinness Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1SB.