Cookie Policy

Background

This website www.access-ambassadors.co.uk (“Our Site”) 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 Site 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 when you press the  “Turn cookies on” button on Our Cookie Control tool pop-upIf you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Site immediately.

  1. Definitions and interpretations
    1. In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:
      “Cookie”
      Cookie Law
      Personal Data
      We/Us/Our
      means a small file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site;
      means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);
      means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
      means Access Ambassadors CIC, a community interest company registered in England under company number 9335536.
  2. Information About Us
    1. Our Site is owned and operated by Access Ambassadors CIC, a community interest company registered in England under company number 9335536.
    2. Our appointed Data Protection Officer can be contacted by email at info@access-ambassadors.co.uk.
    3. We are regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
  3. How does Our site use cookies?
    1. Our Site 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 Site 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.
    2. By using Our Site, 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 Site for analytics and security services. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.
    3. All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:
      1. Strictly necessary cookies. A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.
      2. Analytics cookies. It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, 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 Site and your experience of it.
      3. Functionality cookies. Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site 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.
      4. Targeting cookies. It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, 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 Site and advertising more relevant to your interests.
      5. 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 Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).
      6. 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 Site.
      7. 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 Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
    4. Cookies on Our Site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.
    5. 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 https://www.access-ambassadors.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GDPR-privacy-policy-5-2018.pdf.
    6. For more specific details of the Cookies that We use, please refer to the table below.
  4. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?
    1. The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
      Name of Cookie
      Purpose & Type
      Expiry
      Strictly Necessary
      PHPSESSIONID
      Preserves user session state across page requests.
      Session
      Yes
      wc_cart_hash_#
      Cookie contains information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes.
      Session
      Yes
      wc_items_in_cart_#
      Cookie contains information about the items placed in the WooCommerce cart.
      Session
      Yes
      wp-settings-1
      These cookies are set by WordPress and make sure the web site displays properly in various browsers.
      1 Year
      Yes
      wp-settings-time-1
      Set by WordPress, used to customize the main interface.
      1 Year
      Yes
    2. The following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
      Name of Cookie
      Purpose & Type
      Provider
      Expiry
      Strictly Necessary
      __stripe_mid
      Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable Access Ambassadors to process payments without storing any credit card information on its own servers.
      Stripe
      1 Year
      No
      guest_id
       Twitter cookie appears on pages that use the button “Tweet” and serves to identify the user with a unique number associated with Twitter.
      Twitter
      1 Year
      No
      lang
      Cookie to identify the language.
      Cdn.syndication.twimg.com
      Session
      No
      mailchimp_landing_site
      This cookie is used to measure which page was visited first at Access ambassadors
      MailChimp
      1 month
      No
      personaliztion_id
      This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media
      Twitter
      1 Year
      Yes
    3. Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics and WordPress.com. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site 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 Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
    4. The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) analytics Cookies to gather the required information.
    5. The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) the following analytics Cookies:
      Name of cookie
      Purpose & Type
      Provider
      Expiry
      Strictly necessary
      _ga
      Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
      Google Analytics
      2 year
      No
      _gat
      Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
      Google Analytics
      Session
      No
      _gid
      Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
      Google Analytics
      Session
      No
      tk_lr
      Collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience.
      WordPress.com
      1 year
      No
      tk_or
      Collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience.
      WordPress.com
      5 years
      No
      tk_ai
      Collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience.
      WordPress.com
      5 years
      No
      tk_r3d
      Collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience.
      WordPress.com
      3 days
      No
  5. Consent and control
    1. Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a Cookie Control pop-up 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 Site may not function fully or as intended. You can return to your Cookie preferences to review and/or change them at any time by  clicking on the Cookies Policy tab on the bottom right of our page.
    2. 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.
    3. The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:
      1. Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
      2. Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
      3. Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
      4. Safari (macOS): https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
      5. Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
      6. Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies-website-preferences
      7. Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)
  6. Changes to this Cookie Policy
    1. We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made.  You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.
    2. 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.
  7. Further Information
    1. If you would like to know more about how We use Cookies, please contact Us at info@access-ambassdors.co.uk.
    2. For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please read our policy document.