Cookies

Last revised:  May 2024

Who we are

Our website address is: https://thevaluecircle.co.uk

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences.

Cookie do not typically contain any information that identifies a user, but personal information that we store about You may be linked ot the information stored in and obtained by from Cookies. For further information in how we use and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

We do not store sensitive personal information, such as mailing addresses, account passwords, etc in the Cookies we use.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help the website to function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and help to understand the website performance and where improvement is needed.

Please note that this Cookie Notice is part of our Privacy Policy.

Why do we use Cookies?

As per most online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function in the correct manner, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies that may be in use on our website would be for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping services secure or providing advertisements that are relevant to you. The categories of cookies that may be in use on our website are:

  • Strictly necessary: Some cookies are necessary for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our website.  They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats.  They do not store personal information.  For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely, if appropriate.
  • Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.
  • Analytics and Performance: Cookies which allow the gathering of analytic data by counting visits and traffic sources to enable the performance and improvement of a website.
  • Advertising and Targeting: Cookies that will be used ot personalize the advertisements shown to you.  These cookies may be used by third party companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other websites.

thevaluecircle cookies

As at the date of this Cookie notice, thevaluecircle only uses cookies that are categorised under “Strictly necessary” and “functional” cookies which allow you to submit comments via the Comments form.

Strictly necessary cookies 

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Functional cookies

These  cookies are used to allow visitors to leave comments on the site. We collect the data shown in the comments form, and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Please note that articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How can I control cookies?

Please keep in mind, removing or disabling cookies may impact your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully functional. You can change your browser settings to manage and control cookies.  You can find detailed information on how to do so at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Any consent to accept or to decline cookies is limited to the site for which this Cookie Notice is posted and not to other sites or any other pages, which may be hyperlinked to our Website. For more information on cookies used by those websites, please refer to the specific privacy or cookie notice on those websites.

Changes to this Cookie Notice

We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this notice, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended Cookie Notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date.

We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.