Cookie Policy (GDPR)

Updated: 11th February 2022

Background

Our Sites:

(“Our Sites”) uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, We are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Sites by better understanding how you use it. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur if you continue using Our Sites. If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Sites immediately.

Definitions and Interpretation

In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

  • Cookie means a small file placed on your computer or device by Our Sites when you visit certain parts of Our Sites and/or when you use certain features of Our Sites;
  • Cookie Law means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and, where applicable, the UK GDPR;
  • personal data means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the “Data Protection Legislation”); and
  • We/Us/Our means KSM Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 2585643, whose registered address is Unit 37 Bookham Industrial Park, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3EU, and whose main trading address is Unit 2 Eldon Road Industrial Estate, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6DZ.

Information About Us

Our Sites are owned and operated by KSM Limited, a company registered in England & Wales under number 2585643, whose registered office is at Unit 37 Bookham Industrial Park, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3EU,

Our VAT number is GB 564295125.

We are a member of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Registration Number Z2922483.

How Do Our Sites Use Cookies?

Our Sites may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Sites and to provide and improve Our products and services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

By using Our Sites, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third party Cookies are used on Our Sites for analytics services. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.

All Cookies used by and on Our Sites are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies

    A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Sites, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.

  • Analytics Cookies

    It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Sites, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Sites and your experience of it.

  • Functionality Cookies

    Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Sites such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.

  • Targeting Cookies

    It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Sites, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Sites and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.

  • Third Party Cookies

    Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Sites, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).

  • Persistent Cookies

    Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Sites.

  • Session Cookies

    Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Sites until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

Cookies on Our Sites are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.

For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy http://www.ksm.co.uk/privacy/

For more specific details of the Cookies that We use, please refer to the table below.

What Cookies Do Our Sites Use?

The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Strictly Necessary Expiry
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. No 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. No Session
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. No Session

We do not use any Third-party cookies.

Our Sites uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Sites are used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Sites and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Sites, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Sites, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

The analytics service(s) used by Our Sites use(s) analytics Cookies to gather the required information.

The analytics service(s) used by Our Sites use(s) the following analytics Cookies:

Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Strictly Necessary Expiry
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. No 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. No Session
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. No Session

Consent and Control

Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a banner requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of Our Sites may not function fully or as intended.

In addition to the controls that We provide, 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 or the documentation that came with your device.

The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Sites after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

Further Information

If you would like to know more about how We use Cookies, please contact Us at sales@ksm.co.uk, by telephone on 0115 968 3540, or by post at Unit 2 Eldon Road Industrial Estate, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6DZ.

For further information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following: www.ksm.co.uk/privacy/