Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice

Privacy Policy & Cookie Notice

 

PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE

We want to give you clear information about what information we collect and how we use it. Any member of URBAN UNION may use and share, within the company and with its advisors, the information you provide and other information it holds about you for the purposes set out in our cookie notice, applying appropriate security measures to keep your information safe and secure.

 

This notice is published in connection with the URBAN UNION website (the “Website”) operated by URBAN UNION Limited (“URBAN UNION“ or “we”). In this notice we talk about what cookies we use in connection with the Website and why we use them.

 

WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO WE USE THEM?

When we talk about “cookies” we mean a small text file stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device (each a “Device”) while you are visiting a website. These files are harmless to your Device, do not slow it down and the cookies set directly by URBAN UNION are only accessible by us. They are not spyware or adware.

 

Cookies help make websites work. They also provide us with aggregated information about how users interact with our Website. We use this information to try to improve your experience on our Website. We may use cookies to remember personal settings you have chosen at our Website. In no other context do we use cookies to collect information that identifies you personally.

 

When you visit the Website, we will place and access certain “first party cookies” on your Device. First party cookies are those placed directly by URBAN UNION via the Website and are used only by URBAN UNION. URBAN UNION uses cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of URBAN UNION POWERED products. URBAN UNION has carefully chosen these cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

 

By visiting or using the Website you may also receive certain “third party cookies” on your Device. Third party cookies are those placed by on-line services, websites and/or parties other than URBAN UNION. Third party cookies are not integral to the features of the Website. The third party cookies currently used on the Website are referred to below.

 

OBTAINING YOUR CONSENT

All cookies used by the Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU law relating to the use of cookies.

 

By visiting the Website through a browser which accepts the setting of cookies, you will be deemed to give your consent to the placing of the cookies referred to below on your Device. By giving your consent you are enabling URBAN UNION to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, withdraw consent to the placing of cookies by altering your browser settings (see below: “Enabling & Disabling of Cookies”); however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

 

Certain features of the Website may depend upon cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these cookies to be “strictly necessary”. Any strictly necessary cookies used by the Website are shown in the table below. Your consent does not need to be sought to place these cookies on your Device. You may still block these cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below: “Enabling & Disabling of Cookies”.

 

USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS

The Website uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. GOOGLE ANALYTICS refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how people use our Website. This, in turn, enables us to improve the Website. You do not have to allow us to use these cookies (please see “Enabling & Disabling of Cookies” below); however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our Website, it does enable us to continually improve our business.

 

This site uses GOOGLE ANALYTICS which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.For more information on GOOGLE ANALYTICS cookies, see the official GOOGLE ANALYTICS page.

 

The GOOGLE ANALYTICS services used by the Website set and use cookies to gather the required information; certain of these Cookies may be placed automatically on your Device when you decide to visit the Website and it may not be possible to obtain your prior consent. You may remove these cookies and prevent future use of them by following the steps set out below: “Enabling & Disabling of Cookies”.

 

The GOOGLE ANALYTICS services used by the Website use the following cookies. These cookies are not strictly necessary:

 

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the Website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Website, where visitors have come to the Website from, the pages they visited and for how long.

 

ENABLING & DISABLING OF COOKIES

You can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed.  For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

 

You can choose to delete cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalised settings. If you disable security cookies this will make your use of the Website less safe and/or prevent you from being able to access security protected features of the Website.

 

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

 

HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION

We retain your information in accordance with our internal information security, data retention and deletion policies. These set out the criteria we use to determine how long we keep your information, what measures we put in place to keep your information safe and secure, and with whom we may share your information. When deciding what to retain, we take into account what information we need to best provide you with products, goods and services, manage your relationship with us, meet our statutory obligations and meet our customers’ and previous customers reasonable expectations.

 

MORE INFORMATION

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us for requests of copies of the information we hold about you, or if you wish to have a copy of your information, restrict, transfer or erase your records, please email us at

 

LAST UPDATED: 25th May 2018