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The Guitar Mania policy on Privacy and Cookies for www.guitarmania.co.uk

This long and complicated explanation is a legal requirement of ALL websites since 26th May 2012 in accordance with EU law.

The only Cookies used on this website are essential for the operation of the Guitar Mania website.

What are Cookies ?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At guitarmania.co.uk we use cookies to keep track of what you have in your basket, and to remember you when you return to our site.

The Data Controller for this website is the Managing Director

The purpose of this statement is to inform users of the Guitar Mania website about what information is collected about them when they visit this site, how this information is used, if it is disclosed and the ways in which we protect users’ privacy.

Confidentiality and security

Any information you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information about you that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and used only to provide the services or information you have requested.

You have a right to access the personal information we hold about you at any time. If you wish to do this, please put your request in writing (explaining that your interest is in the guitarmania.co.uk website) to

Chris Farley
Managing Director
Guitar Mania Ltd
118 Ashley Rd
Parkstone
Poole
BH14 9BN.

email: chris@guitar-mania.com


Information we collect from visitors

Email comments and questions
Newsletters

If you sign up to receive Newsletters from Guitar Mania we will use the information you give us to provide the service(s) you have requested. We may occasionally contact subscribers to help us evaluate and improve the service that we offer.

If you sign up for a subscription email service, we will hold the information you have provided for as long as you require access to the service requested. If you inform us that you wish to cancel a subscription we will remove you from our mailing list and your details will be deleted from our records.

Cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

The HM Government website has some useful information on how you can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them

Learn how to remove cookies set on your device

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using www.guitarmania.co.uk

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.


First party cookies

guitarmania.co.uk

*guitarmania.co.uk (guitar mania websites) uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

We will endeavour to let you know before we store a cookie on your computer.

Cookies set by Guitar Mania website

When a visitor arrives on the Guitar Mania website the following cookies are used…

ekm_USERNAME – Temporary cookie generated to test if cookies are enabled on the visitor’s browser.

ekm_pp_USERNAME – Stores a unique reference to visitors cart contents. Stores authentication details for customer logged in section.

ekm_tmp_ORDERNUMBER – Stores a reference to the visitors order number after an order has been generated.

… all these cookies are ESSENTIAL and so are totally compliant with the cookie law.


Third party cookies

We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. The Number 10 does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Provider Name Purpose More info
Google Analytics _utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Privacy policy
Share This __uset
__stid
Tracks what is being shared and by whom Share This privacy
Storify _chartbeat2
storify-session
mp_super_properties
Cover It Live not used
YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Google Policies and Principles
Facebook datr
lu
Facebook Social Plugin – embedding Facebook content Facebook privacy policy
Silverpop not used at the moment
mageFlickr not used
Google Map NNID
PREF
Google Privacy policy

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Log files

Log files would allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The Guitar Mania Web Team currently does NOT put together log file information from visitors, which we could use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you.

If you receive the HTML-formatted version of a newsletter, your opening of the newsletter email is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting.

Linking to another site from the guitarmania.co.uk website

Our website contains links to other sites, mainly those of our suppliers, but also to those of other third parties. Guitar Mania Ltd or any of employees are not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave the Guitar Mania website and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.