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Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive.

Why does this website use cookies?

These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website. The cookies we use are "analytical" cookies.  They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it.  This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

The website uses cookies to remember your preferences and to store data about a visit to our website. The data stored about a visit, or within a session, is lost once you close your browser. If you opt out of cookies this will affect what you see on the website homepage.

We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Why should I accept the use of cookies?

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website and service, 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 settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

What cookies are being used on the website?

Cookies specific to the buyconcrete.co.uk website

The cookies listed below are functional and are needed for the functionality of the website, for example homepage settings, to display and operate.  If you wish to opt out see browser setting instructions below in I would like to switch cookies off, what must I do? (link to section below).

Strictly Necessary Cookies

 

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This cookie allows the site to recognise your movement around the site as being from one computer or device.

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Use of third party cookies

Each of the third party cookies that are used on the website can be disabled, more information on this can be found on their websites.

Performance Cookies

 

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Twitter uses cookies to better understand how you interact with Twitter services and helps Twitter to make improvements. A Twitter 'latest tweets' box, specific to the Tarmac Twitter page, is displayed in various places throughout our site.

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Our site contains YouTube videos. These videos do not set cookies automatically, but if you play a video then you may have cookies set by YouTube placed on your computer. It tracks information like what videos you viewed and for how long.

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Our site contains documents that you can read online like a book. These are mainly found as newsletters in the News section. ISSUU is an online publishing website which also sets cookies.

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AddThis is a third party service that allows users to share content on a social network. The cookies are used to display the AddThis icons on the Tarmac website. To view these icons click on the green 'SHARE' button in the bottom right of any webpage.

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Google Search

 

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The search feature on the  website uses Google search to browse through the website for the keywords provided by you. This search box can be found in top right of every webpage.

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Google Maps uses cookies to load interactive and clickable maps onto a web page. Our Maps are mainly found within the Contact Us section. We use this service to display Tarmac locations.

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This cookie is used by Google to serve relevant  adverts on other websites. We track what adverts are clicked on by our visitors. This cookie is used to limit the number of times that an ad is displayed on your browser.

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Third party advertisers

Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control. An example of this is Google and sponsored listings.

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By using our website you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

 

I would like to switch cookies off, what must I do?

Many browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you are using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari you should be able to configure your browser to restrict or block cookies, or you may wish to delete them, by going to your browsers settings. Below are short instructions for how to do this in the four most popular browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Click the 'Tools' icon in the top right hand corner and select 'Internet options'. In the pop up window select the 'Privacy' tab. From here you can adjust your cookie settings.

Google Chrome

Click the spanner in the top right hand corner and select 'Settings'. From here select 'Under the hood' and change the settings under 'Privacy'.

Mozilla Firefox

From the drop down menu in the top left hand corner select 'Options'. In the pop up window select the 'Privacy' tab. From here you can adjust your cookie settings.

Safari

From the settings drop down menu in the top right hand corner select 'Preferences'. Select the 'Security' tab and from here you can adjust your cookie settings.

More information about cookies

For any questions or comments on the use of cookies on the website please contact us.

 

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Last updated: 15 May 2013

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