Explaining a “cookie”: A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables us to identify your device and secure your access.
There are two main types of cookie: persistent cookies & session cookies. A persistent cookie will recognise you as an existing user: e.g. can remove the need to sign in each time you visit the site. Session cookies will only apply for as long as your current website visit or browser session.
Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential to allow you to move around our website, remember login or registration details and shopping cart information (where applicable).
Performance Cookies: A system for collection of anonymous information on how our site visitors use of website (i.e. Google Analytics). This data does not store or retain any identifiable personal data.
Functional Cookies: These cookies collect anonymised information to remember such as relevant information including the country you visit the site from, language preference, product line search preferences.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies: These cookies are usually placed by third-party advertising networks aimed to remember sites you visit and to deliver relevant advertising targeted at your areas of interest.
Social Media Cookies: Social Media Cookies are not within our control and allow you to share your website interaction on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter etc. Please refer to their respective privacy policies.
Web Beacons: Web beacons collect anonymised and limited information to track campaign effectiveness. The privacy use of a Cookie is compliant with the General Data protection Regulations (GDPR).
Authenticate: To deliver the most appropriate information and personal experience.
Security: Tailored to support security features and to identify malicious activity.
Preferences, features and services: To identify language and communications preferences, aid easier form completion and customise content.
Advertising: To deliver relevant advertising and provide retargeting to visitors who saw an ad, took action, completed a purchase or a download.
Performance, Analytics and Research: To aid research and analytics to understand and improve, products, features and services.
Cookies and Advertising Cookies, pixels and tags help to serve relevant ads to visitors by identifying your device, your usage, your browsing behaviour, log data (your IP address).
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) governs the use of personal information and information collected cannot be shared with any third party advertisers without your consent.
The use and Control of Cookies and third-party cookies
You can control cookies through your browser settings preferences. To decline to receive cookies, simply change your browser settings on your computer or other device. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies.
British ceramics Biennial can provide details of the third-party cookies that may be used on our site.
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.
Cookies and Google:
Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics.
For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, click here
eMail Platform: Mailchimp
Information you submit to subscribe for our newsletter will be stored outside the European Economic Area on MailChimp’s servers in the United States of America.
Providing information to Google Inc.
Google collects information through our use of Google Analytics on our website.
Google uses this information, including IP addresses and information from cookies, for a number of purposes. Information is shared with Google on an aggregated and anonymised basis.
Providing information to 3rd party organisations:
Accountants: Our UK based accountants receive shared information required for tax purposes. For example, invoices we issue and receive for the purpose of completing tax returns and end of year accounts.
Business partners: Our partners may include UK based businesses we work with which provide goods and services complementary to our own or which allow us to provide goods or services which we could not provide.
Independent contractors: Occasionally, we may use independent contractors to support our business. Your information may be shared with independent UK contractors only where it is necessary for them to perform the function we have hired them to perform in relation to our business.
Transmission of information to use by email
Transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure, and if you submit any information to us over the internet (whether by email, via our website or any other means), you do so entirely at your own risk.
We cannot be responsible for any costs, expenses, loss of profits, harm to reputation, damages, liabilities or any other form of loss or damage suffered by you as a result of your decision to transmit information to us by such means.
Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area
Your information may be transferred and stored outside the European Economic Area (EEA) in the certain circumstances. Where we are required to do so, we will ensure appropriate safeguards and protections are in place.
We will provide you with the information about the change in question and the purpose and any other relevant information before we use your information for that new purpose.
Wherever required, we will obtain your prior consent before using your information for a purpose that is different from the purposes for which we originally collected it.