3. About cookies
3.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
3.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
3.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
3.4 Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
4. Our cookies
4.2 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
(a) Recognise a computer when a user visits our website.
(b) Track users as they navigate the website.
(c) Enable the use of a shopping cart on the website.
(d) Improve the website´s usability.
(e) Administer the website.
(f) Prevent fraud and improve the security of the website.
(g) Personalise the website for each user.
(h) Target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users.
(i) Validate authenticated users sessions.
(j) Facilitate the use of our website search engine.
5. Analytics cookies
5.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
5.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
5.3 The analytics cookies used by our website may include cookies with the following names: _ga, _gat, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz and __utmv.
5.4 The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
6. Third party cookies
6.1 Our website also uses third party cookies.
7. Blocking cookies
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";
(b) in Firefox (version 44) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and
(c) in Chrome (version 48), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.
7.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
8. Deleting cookies
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 44), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and
(c) in Chrome (version 48), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".
9. Cookie preferences
10. Our details
10.2 We are registered in the UK, and our registered office is at the postal address Art-Seekers,18 The Muntings, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 9DN,UK
10.3 Our principal place of business is at Art-Seekers,18 The Muntings, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 9DN,UK
10.4 You can contact us:
(a) by post, using the postal address provided on this website;
(b) using our website contact us form;
(c) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time on our contact us page.
While we hope that the information has been of help to you; we appreciate that everyone´s requirements are different and invite you to view our Frequently asked questions or contact us if you have questions about this website.