Privacy & Cookies

This privacy policy sets out how Philpotts uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.
Philpotts is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Philpotts may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st September 2012.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

When you visit the Philpotts website to purchase from it, our system will use the following cookies for Session Tracking purposes:

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are not within the control of Philpotts. Further information on these third party cookies is contained below. This list may be updated from time to time.

Google Analytics 
We use a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google uses mainly Persistent Cookies and some session cookies. We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about our website and how it is used through cookies, - these are stored on users' computers. The data is not linked to personal identifiable accounts. Our cookies do not therefore collect or store any personal information (such as your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Facebook
Philpotts makes use of Facebook accounts and services such as our own facebook page. Facebook also use cookie technology. Our web site may also use social buttons e.g. 'Facebook like' , helping the users of our website to promote and share our pages with friends and or businesses through social networking sites. The websites may set a cookie when you access them via these buttons. Please note that Facebook uses Persistent Cookies and theses cookies use information about your use of our website, including your IP address.

Twitter
Philpotts utilises Twitter accounts. Twitter also uses cookies. Twitter uses Persistent Cookies. As with Facebook some webpages may also use social links / buttons to enable users of our website to easily share pages. Twitter websites may also set a cookie when you access them via these social links.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Blocking Cookies

Internet Explorer 
Most browsers allow you to refuse the use of or accept cookies.

Firefox 
In Firefox you can block all cookies by:

Please Note: Blocking all cookies from your browser will most definitely, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.


Deleting Cookies

Delete existing cookies that are stored on your computer in Firefox:
In Firefox you can block all cookies by:

Delete existing cookies that are stored on your computer in Internet Explorer:
In IE (internet explorer) you can delete all cookies by:

Delete existing cookies that are stored on your computer in Chrome:
In Chrome you can delete all cookies by:

If you would like to know more about how cookies work please see http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cookie1.htm


Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways: