British Wool

Cookie Usage Policy

British Wool Cookies

1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.

On the British Wool website, cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us, where necessary, to tailor the website to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of the website's features. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

During the course of any visit to the British Wool website, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether the device (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

2. How does British Wool use cookies?

Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience.

On occasions British Wool use independent measurement and research companies. They gather information regarding the visitors to British Wool website using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website. This type of information is used to help improve the service we provide to our users. All third parties are strictly required not to use any information for their own business or other purposes. Certain other areas of the British Wool website use cookies for a specific reason - for example, to control membership services effectively on your device.

3. Third Party Cookies on British Wool pages

Please note that during your visits to the British Wool website you may notice some cookies that are not related to the British Wool. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from that website. British Wool does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

4. How to control and delete cookies

British Wool 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 computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of British Wool's website.

5. List of the main British Wool cookies

This is a list of the main cookies set by British Wool's website, and what each is used for.

Cookie Name

Purpose

PHPSESSID

This cookie contains the user's session ID and the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when the browser is closed).

utma

Used by Google Analytics to track user visits

utmb

Used by Google Analytics to track user visits

utmc

Used by Google Analytics to track user visits

utmz

Used by Google Analytics to track user visits

6. Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

Adobe Flash Player is occasionally used to deliver video content services within the site. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain or for all websites - see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications.