Privacy and Cookies
This website https://www.abacusofficedirect.co.uk/ ("Website") is owned and operated by Abacus Office Direct ("Abacus Office Direct", "us" or "we").
1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
1.1 Cookies are small text files that are sent by a website to a web browser in order to place information on your computer's hard drive. This enables a website to identify and track the web browser so a website can, for example, recognise a device each time it visits the website, remember user preferences and recommend certain content.
1.2 Some cookies contain personal information, such as your IP address, browser type and version, login data, plug-in types and versions and operating systems.
2. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
2.1 There are four different categories of cookies that we use on our Website, these are:
2.1.1 Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are required for the operation of our Website, we use these cookies to remember your log-in for you and what items you've added to your shopping basket.
2.1.2 Performance cookies: these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our Website and to see how visitors move around when using our Website. We use these cookies to find out, for example, what pages you visit on our Website, and if you experience any errors. This helps us to improve how our Website works, to understand what interests you and to analyse how effective our advertising is. Sometimes these cookies are managed by third parties (see below for further information).
2.1.3 Functionality cookies: these are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. We use these cookies to gauge usage and develop our Website accordingly. These cookies enable us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences so you do not have to re-enter details every time you shop with us. Sometimes these cookies are managed by third parties (see below for further information).
2.1.4 Targeting cookies: these cookies record your visits to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use these cookies to deliver adverts that are more relevant to you and your interests. It helps us to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. The information from these cookies is shared with third parties, such as advertisers. We have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit to our Website which is then used to show you different products and services based on what you appear to be interested in.
2.2 On our Website we use the following cookies:
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This cookie allows our web servers to respond to your actions on the Website such as "Add to your basket" or browsing our Website.
These cookies show us how you found our Website and therefore to determine which of our online marketing channels is most effective. They also allow us to reward some external websites for directing you to us.
Abacus Office Direct Website Cookie
This cookie helps us to recognise you when you come to our Website and provides security when you are using our Website. The items in your shopping basket are also stored in this cookie – your shopping basket would not work without it.
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These cookies enable various software providers (including Google Analytics) to analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and shopping times. This information helps us to improve the website and your shopping experience, and make our marketing campaigns relevant.
https://www.abacusofficedirect.co.uk/ "share" tools
If you take the opportunity to "share" our Website content with friends through social networks like Facebook and Twitter, you may be sent cookies through these websites. We do not control the settings of these cookies and so please check out these third party websites for further information about the cookies they use and how to manage them.
3.1 We use various types of cookies on our Website which perform different functions, including:
3.1.1 To make sure your logged in areas are secure.
3.1.2 To remember what is in your shopping basket.
3.1.3 To remember how far you are through the checkout process.
3.1.4 To recognise you when you return to our Website.
3.1.5 To speed up your searches.
3.1.6 To estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
3.1.7 To allow us to customise our Website according to your individual interests.
3.2 We do not store information such as credit card details in the cookies we use, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of our Website.
4. WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO ACCEPT COOKIES?
4.1 To make full use of our Website, your device will need to accept cookies. If you do not want to accept cookies you can still browse our Website but it will not have its full functionality. If you disable strictly necessary cookies you will not be able to order products or services from our Website.
Information link on how to manage cookies
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4.3 If you set your browser to not accept cookies, please note it may result in certain sections or features of our site not working properly and certain personalised services not being provided to you or users of your computer.
4.4 You can read about how to manage cookies here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
4.5 You can learn more about how to control cookies, including opting out of certain third party cookies here: https://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/what-are-my-options/.
4.6 You can learn more about behavioural advertising here: http://youronlinechoices.eu/.
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