Cookie Policy

The https://stone-and-mason.com website (operated by Stone & Mason Limited, registered number 10738345, of Windover House, St Ann Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, SP1 2DR – “Stone & Mason”, “we”, “us” or “our”) uses tracking technologies including cookies. These distinguish you from other users of our website and are used for the purposes set out in this policy.

 

What are cookies and tracking technologies?

These enable us and trusted third parties (details provided below) to store information on your device/browser to enable us (or them) to identify you and monitor certain activities, for the purposes set out in this policy.

Importantly, we will not use any cookies or similar technologies (or permit any third parties to place these on our website) which are not strictly necessary for the operation of the website, without first getting your consent. You can change your mind at anytime about any cookies or similar technologies – please read the How to block these cookies/tracking technologies section below to understand how.

Please note that third parties who place cookies on our website will have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies, so we recommend you read these carefully.

By visiting our website you are accepting and consenting the way we use our cookies, both on our website and via other means of keeping in touch with you, such as via social media and through our newsletter.

 

What cookies/tracking technologies do we use?

Strictly necessary:

These are essential for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into your account and use our shopping basket function.

Analytical/performance:

These allow us to recognise and count the number of website visitors and to understand browsing patterns. This helps us to operate our website more effectively, understand our customers better, to enable us to continually improve our services.

Functionality:

These recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise your browsing experience by tailoring the content you see, greeting you personally without you needing to input your details each time and to remember your preferences.

Targeting:

These record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

 

Third Party Cookies:

Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.

Type: Analytical/performance

Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our website and compile reports for us on your activity. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Please read http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html to understand how to reject this cookie.

 

WooCommerce

Type: Strictly necessary, Analytical/performance, Functionality, Targeting

WooCommerce uses cookies to contain information about the cart as a whole and help WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. The final cookie contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within these cookies.

This helps facilitate browsing on the Site and allow recognition of Customer browsers when they are connected to the Site. For the example the wishlist feature and keeping users logged into their account.

Cookies are essential for an ecommerce website to function properly.

 

Social Media Sharing

Type: Functionality, Targeting

We encourage users to share our content and/or like our on profile on the popular Social Media websites Facebook and Instagram. In order to make ‘Social Sharing’ accessible, our website utilises widgets either provided directly from the Social Networks and/or via amalgamative widgets from third parties. Cookies and privacy implications from the social networks vary and will be dependent on your nominated privacy settings with each Social Network. Social Sharing buttons will only deploy cookies if you are signed in to that respective Social Network at the time of being on our website.

 

How to block these cookies/tracking technologies

You can manage your settings and block cookies/tracking technologies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Last Updated – November 2018

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