Privacy & Cookies

Privacy & Cookies

What are cookies?

When you are browsing websites on the internet, many of these websites store tiny text files called cookies on your computer, to help track your use of the site and to personalise your journey around the website. These cookies can be stored so that if you return to a website, that website server can call the information from the cookies stored on your computer to tailor your experience of the site.

Adventcomputers.co.uk is no different, we use cookies to help you browse our website more effectively - we do not store personally identifiable information in our cookie data. We also use some carefully selected 3rd party suppliers to enhance your online experience and they will place cookies on your computer for use on our website too.

Cookies are perfectly safe to be stored on your computer and almost all web browsers have cookie storing enabled as default. However, all browsers have the option of disabling cookies being stored on your computer if you wish to do this.

Please be aware that disabling cookies on your browser will reduce your ability to use Adventcomputers.co.uk. We use cookies in various ways on our website that may stop the site from working fully when you disable them. This would also be a common experience of reduced functionality across many websites.

Learn about how to change the cookie settings for your browser in the section below.

Recent legislation from the European Union has meant that websites must provide clear information about their use of cookies to their customers, something we at Advent fully support. We want to ensure that you, as our valued customer, are fully aware of the use of cookies on our website, and we are proud of our reputation as a transparent and honest brand that you can trust.

How we use cookies...

We want to make sure you are fully aware of the cookies we use and what they do when you are browsing on Adventcomputers.co.uk.

Here is a full guide to our cookies explaining the name of the cookie as it would appear on your computer, a description of what the cookie is used for and links to further information.

 

Cookie name

 

Description of the cookie and its purpose

 

Google Analytics

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We use Google Analytics to help provide us data about the way our customers use our websites to improve your experience. Google Analytics cookies record visitors, city locations, browser type and site journey. Google Analytics cookies do not record personal information. For a full description of Google’s use of cookies click here.

Facebook

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We use a Facebook plug-in so you can easily link up with your Facebook account from Adventcomputers.co.uk, allowing you to view or join the Advent Facebook page and share articles from Adventcomputers.co.uk on your Facebook account. For more information on how Facebook use cookies, please click here.

Twitter

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We use a Twitter plug-in so you can view the Advent Twitter feed and easily link up with your Twitter account to share content from Adventcomputers.co.uk. For details on what information Twitter collects from plug-ins such as this, please click here.

YouTube

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We may embed videos from YouTube. YouTube uses cookies to help maintain the integrity of video statistics, prevent fraud and to improve their site experience. If you view a video, YouTube may set cookies on your computer. Please click here for more information.

These are all the cookies currently used by our website and our approved suppliers. Hopefully it is clear that all of our cookies are used ultimately to improve the journey for our customers online or to help us present a better website experience online.

If you feel you would like to change your personal interaction with cookies, you can adjust storage of cookies settings through your web browser by following the guidelines in the How to control cookies section below. Please be aware disabling cookies will limit your ability to use Adventcomputers.co.uk and disable features of many websites across the internet.

How to control cookies...

Cookies should be enabled by default on your browser, so if you have not changed your settings you should expect to be accepting cookies from websites.

Cookies being disabled will limit your experience of Adventcomputers.co.uk and many other websites online. Remember, cookies are not harmful to your computer and our cookies on Adventcomputers.co.uk do not contain any personally identifiable information. If you wish to change your cookie settings we have provided a guide below for you. Please remember, if you do disable your cookies, you can allow cookies from certain approved websites, by adding the website homepage to your exceptions list.

First, find out what your default web browser is on your machine, or the browser you use most often to access the internet. To work out what browser you are using, simply open the internet as usual, and then follow the steps below:

PC Users

On the tool bar at the top of your browser click 'Help' and choose the 'About' option from the drop down. This will tell you the browser type and version.

Mac Users

Open the internet as usual and once open, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner and choose the 'About' option. This will again tell you the browser type and version.
Once you know the browser you are using you can find the cookie settings using the guide below relevant for your browser:

Checking your settings in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions

  1. Locate the 'Tools' tab on the menu areas of your browser. Click on this.
  2. There is an option called ‘Internet Options’ on the list, select this option.
  3. This should open a pop up box with lots of tabbed options. Select the ‘Privacy’ tab from the list.
  4. Internet Explorer has a high, medium, low auto-adjust system for internet content handling. You can configure your own settings by clicking the advanced tab and ticking the ‘Override automatic cookie handling’
  5. Settings above Medium will disable cookies, Medium or below will enable cookies

Checking your settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Locate the 'Tools' tab on the menu areas of your browser. Click on this.
  2. From the list of options on the drop down menu, click on ‘Options’
  3. There should be a pop up window appear with tabs along the top. Find the ‘Privacy’ tab and select this.
  4. You should now have some options for ‘Tracking’ and ‘History’. Under the ‘History’ drop down menu, select ‘Use customer settings for history’ if you wish to adjust your cookie settings.

Checking your settings in Google Chrome

  1. Look for the spanner icon in Chrome and click on this
  2. From this menu, select settings...
  3. Within settings you will see tabs on the left hand side. Select the tab called ‘Under the Hood’
  4. When this page loads you will see a tab at the top called ‘Content Settings’ – select this
  5. This brings up your content controls including cookie permissions – select the option you feel most comfortable with

Checking your settings in Safari

  1. Locate the Cog icon at the top of your browser and click on this.
  2. From the list of options select ‘Preferences’
  3. This should open a pop up window with several tabs along the top. From this list select the ‘Privacy’ option.
  4. This will open the tab page that allows you to control the cookie settings on your browser.
Checking your settings in Opera
  1. Click the Opera file icon in the top left hand corner of your browser.
  2. From the drop down list of options, highlight ‘Settings’ and then scroll across and select ‘Preferences’.
  3. This should open a pop up window with tabs along the top. Choose the ‘Advanced’ tab.
  4. This shows you the advanced options. On the left hand side there is an option called ‘Cookies’ – click on this option.
  5. This presents the cookie options for your use on this browser.
If you have another browser...

Please check the help settings within your browser or use a search engine to find answers on the best way to enable or disable cookies in your chosen browser. Please remember we are not responsible for the content on external websites.


If you want more information...
 
You can visit the following website for an in-depth guide to cookies and how to control, delete and understand them. They even have a great recipe on there for cookies of the edible variety – yum!