This page gives information about the cookies this site uses, as well as some information about how we use these cookies to serve you better. Modern websites use dozens of cookies to make services such as checkout process work and as such this list is not exhaustive. If would like a complete list of Cookies we use on the Area North website please contact us.
User anonymity and personal information
Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on this website’s web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user’s IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers.
Aggregated analysis of these log files is used to monitor website usage. These analyses may be made to available to Area North professional web staff to allow them to measure, for example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths through the site.
Except as stated already, Area North will make no attempt to identify individual users. You should be aware, however, that access to web pages will generally create log entries in the systems of your ISP or network service provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of Area North.
Area North will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In the case of all users, Area North reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of Area North web services.
As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for Area North to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access.
All log file information collected by Area North is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.
This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any first-party cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Any third party cookie used is maintained responsibly by Area North’s professional web staff for the purpose’s of traffic and bandwidth management, allowing us to moniter how many people are visiting our site and to compensate to the user experience accordingly.
Cookie – Analytical
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the site. The web development team use the information to compile reports and on occasion to help improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. No personally indefinable data is collected.
Cookie – Send to a friend button
Cookie – PHP Session
These cookies store temporary information to enable site functionality. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
Cookies – Site Preferences
These cookies are used on our website to store your viewing and locality preferences.
Cookies – Checkout process
These cookies are used to make the checkout and online ordering functions of the website work.
Data protection and confidentiality
Some services on this website require us to collect personal information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and how it is used.
Any information you do submit will be stored securely and will never be passed on or sold to any third party.