Cookie Policy

INTRODUCTION

This Cookie Policy document expands on how GlobalBlock Ltd (“GlobalBlock”) use cookies when you visit our website www.globalblock.co.uk The policy explains what these technologies are and why GlobalBlock use them, as well as your rights as a user to control GlobalBlock’s use of them.

In some cases, GlobalBlock may use cookies and similar technologies to collect personal information, or information that becomes personal information if GlobalBlock combine it with other information. In such cases the GlobalBlock Privacy Policy will apply in addition to this Cookie Policy.

DEFINITION OF COOKIES

Cookies are small files, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded onto your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. When you return to these websites, or visit other websites that use the same cookies, the websites recognize these cookies and your browsing device. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other websites.

Cookies set by the website operator are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website operator are called "third party cookies". The parties that set third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the GlobalBlock website and when it visits certain other websites and/or mobile apps.

GlobalBlock treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that IP addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by law, GlobalBlock also treat these identifiers as personal information. If GlobalBlock combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

OUR USE OF COOKIES

When you access GlobalBlock’s Services, GlobalBlock or third-party companies GlobalBlock work with may place cookies on your computer or other device. These technologies help GlobalBlock better understand user behaviour and inform GlobalBlock about which parts of GlobalBlock’s websites people have visited. GlobalBlock use first party and third-party cookies to recognize you as a GlobalBlock customer, customize Services, content, and to measure promotional effectiveness, and to collect information about your computer or other access device to mitigate risk, help prevent fraud, and promote trust and safety.

GlobalBlock may place cookies from third-party service providers who may use information about your visits to other websites to target advertisements for products and services available from GlobalBlock. GlobalBlock do not control the types of information collected and stored by these third-party cookies. You should check the third-party's website for more information on how they use cookies.

COOKIES THAT WE USE

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential because they enable you the user to move around GlobalBlock Services and use certain features. For example, strictly necessary cookies allow you to access secure areas. Without these cookies, some Services cannot be provided.

Performance/Analytics Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use a website. For example, a performance/analytics cookie will collect information about which pages you go to most often, how much time you spend on that page, or if you get error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not gather information that identifies you. The information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how GlobalBlock Services work.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow GlobalBlock to remember the choices you make and to tailor our Services so GlobalBlock can provide relevant content to you. For example, a functionality cookie can remember your preferences (e.g., country or language selection), or your username.

Session Cookies

GlobalBlock use session cookies when you access GlobalBlock’s website or content. Session cookies expire and no longer have any effect when you log out of your account or close your browser.

HOW LONG WILL COOKIES REMAIN?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device until they expire or are deleted (i.e. after you have finished browsing).

OTHER SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES THAT WE ADOPT

In addition to cookies, GlobalBlock may use other similar technologies, like web beacons to track users of GlobalBlock Services. Web beacons, or "clear gifs," are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. They are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive or device, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. GlobalBlock and our thirdparty service provider employ web beacons for the reasons stated above (under "Cookies"), but primarily to help us better manage content on GlobalBlock’s Services by informing us which content is effective. GlobalBlock may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as "Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to collect and store information about your use of GlobalBlock services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.

ADVERTISING COOKIES

GlobalBlock may use third party service providers to display advertising on our Services and serve advertising on other third-party sites that are more relevant to you or your interests. These Cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organizations, such as advertisers. This means that after you have been to GlobalBlock’s websites, you may see some advertisements about GlobalBlock’s Services elsewhere on the Internet.

MANAGEMENT OF COOKIES

You the user have the right to decide whether to accept cookies. You can exercise your preferences in relation to cookies served on GlobalBlock Sites please visit globalblock.co.uk

Mobile Advertising

You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of advertising by accessing the settings in mobile device and following the instructions. If you opt-out, GlobalBlock will remove all data about you and will not collect any further data. The random ID previously assigned to you will be removed. Thus, if at a later stage, you decide to opt-in, GlobalBlock will be unable to continue and track you using the prior ID and you will for all practical purposes be a new user.

Third-Party Cookies

To opt-out of third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use targeting/advertising cookies, go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Once you click the link, you may choose to opt-out of such advertising from all participating advertising companies or only advertising provided by specific advertising entities. For more information about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, please see http://www.aboutads.info/consumers.

Do Not Track

Some Internet browsers - like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari - include the ability to transmit "Do Not Track" or "DNT" signals. Since uniform standards for "DNT" signals have not been adopted, GlobalBlock Sites do not currently process or respond to "DNT" signals.

Flash Cookies

If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the website storage settings panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the global storage settings panel and following the instructions. Setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with GlobalBlock services or online content.

POLICY UPDATES

GlobalBlock may update this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies GlobalBlock use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. If GlobalBlock do, you will be notified when you first visit GlobalBlock’s website after the change.