Cookies

To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most websites do this too.

They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

What information do we collect? 

In operating our Website we may collect and process (store) data about you. We use Google Analytics on our Website, Google Analytics is a free, enterprise analytics tool from Google. It helps us measure our website activity along with many other tasks. It helps us see what pages are popular, what search terms people use to find us and what external sites acted as referrers to our own (for example, if someone had followed a link from Linkedin to our website then linkedin.com would be listed as a referrer). We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. 

We keep this information aggregated, anonymised and private and it is not shared with anyone outside of Google. To learn about Google Analytics privacy and security please see:
https://support.google.com/analytics/topic/2919631?hl=en&ref_topic=1008008  

We process information that you provide to us by filling in forms on our Website, such as when you register to receive information such as a newsletter or contact us via the contact us page. If you ask to be added to the newsletter we are happy to do this (or remove you if needed). If you contact us via a form on our website this will generate an email with the information you provided. The email is sent to our ticketing system and then, if any action is required, such as a reply, we reply…that is as far as it goes.

Your information is not sold to a 3rd party to be abused, our forms require the minimum amount of information possible to have a polite and helpful conversation, we can happily get by with just your email address. If you want us to pick up the phone and give you a call, we will need the telephone number as well. A phone number can sometimes make life easier and resolve your inquiry more quickly than an email chain would. 

We also list various email addresses on our website. These are typically generic addresses such as sales@selectec.com or support@selectec.com and each has their own purpose. If you send an email to us we treat how we would want our own emails treated. It is stored in a secure manner inside our ticketing system. When both parties are happy we close the ticket down.  

Use of cookies..

The good people at ICO make it very clear about what we, as Website owners need to tell you about cookies. 

We must tell you if we set cookies.

We can confirm we do generate cookies when you visit our Website if you accept our cookie policy pop up. If you accept, we create some cookies for Google Analytics and we also have cookies if you plan to use our online payment page (more than likely this does not apply to you). 

We also need to clearly explain to you what the cookies do and why. 

Our Google Analytic cookie helps us record what pages you visit, and how you found our website. We do this to make sure our site navigation is optimal and that people are finding us ok. Again, all this information is anonymous. 

Our “Stripe” cookies are used for our online payment page and are only created if you visit the /pay page and make a payment (thank you!), Stripe will use cookies to record the payment session to help with the payment process.

ICO also state we must also get your consent to create cookies

Consent can be implied but must be knowingly given. You may have noticed when you first went to our website there was a notice about cookies and you confirm if you are ok with them being created (you will see this on most websites). If you confirm we make cookies, if you do not accept, we do not. 

Cookies Used On selectec.com  

As we mentioned earlier we measure website usage using Google Analytics and for online payments, we use the Stripe payment services.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics: 

  • _ga cookie, used to identify users and expires after two years.
  • _gat cookie, used to throttle the request rate and expires after one minute.

The following cookies are set by Stripe:

  • __stripe_mid – session cookie for Stripe. This cookie is set to expire 1 year after the visitor leaves the website.
  • __stripe_sid – session cookie for Stripe. This cookie is set to expire 30 minutes after the visitor leaves the website.
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