When we refer to our Website we include the website selftrade.co.uk (or any other such website as we may notify you of from time to time) and we also include all subdomains. Subdomains of a website share the last part of the URL, such as ‘selftrade.co.uk’ in their address but normally start with something other than ‘www’. They are often used for specific areas of content, or groups of pages, that are better to present in this way.
Likewise, cookies are beneficial to your use of this website because they avoid the need for you to enter the same information repeatedly during one transaction and also safeguard your security when using our secure online services. For example, if you remain logged in for a period of time but we detect no activity from you we may automatically end your session to protect your account or prompt you to tell us you are still using it.
Cookies can also enable us to tailor content and messages that you see. This means we can present more relevant information about our services based on you and your accounts than if we didn’t use them at all.
1.A session cookie which lasts for the amount of time you keep your web browser open for, and;
2.A persistent cookie which is stored on your device for a defined period of time which could be up to 12 months.
We use both of these types of cookies which fall into three categories termed by us as (1) strictly necessary cookies, (2) performance analytics cookies and (3) targeted advertising cookies.
These are the types of cookies that let you move around the website and use its features.
In this category we use session cookies. The session cookies help you make applications for services and also login and navigate around secure areas of the website. In order to avoid requiring users to login repeatedly to access different parts of the website we use session cookies to securely identify users. Which cookies are used will depend on which areas of the Selftrade site you access but these cookies will be removed at the end of you session.
Our session cookies are encrypted, and those ending in A are used in the encryption process, The others hold the encrypted data required for the web applications to function properly.
We may also set targeted advertising cookies on your device for carefully selected third party advertising networks to collect information about your browsing habits. This consequently allows us to serve tailored Equiniti advertisements both on our website and other selected sites on the internet that we think will interest you. The cookies are used to help us understand the performance of our marketing activity while improving relevance and limiting the frequency of the advertisements that you see.
If we change this policy, we will tell you about it. Please look out for notices from us on the website home page.
Further information about the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website www.ico.org.uk
We continue to monitor the situation regarding clarity of the new EU cookies directive and steps required to implement these on a practical level. We will make any further necessary adjustments to this website as further guidance is issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office.