Cookies

Cookies on the Balloon One website

The Balloon One website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

 

Our cookies help us:

 

  • Make our website work as you would expect it to
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed and security of the website
  • Allow you to share pages with your social networks
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient

 

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (except with your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (except with your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

 

 

Granting us permission to use cookies

If your web browser settings permit the acceptance of cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are happy with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

 

More about our cookies

Website function cookies

We use cookies to make our website work, including:

 

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

 

Social website cookies

So you can easily “like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, we have included sharing buttons on our site.

 

The privacy implications vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

 

Anonymous visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows, which in turn helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at and so on. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programmes also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

 

We use:

  • Google Anaytics – this gathers anonymous data about visitors using this site and then provides us with visitor statistics, details of page views, and so on. You can think of it as being a bit like CCTV but one that automatically blurs your face so we can see what people have done, but not who has done it. If you are anti-Google you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (although we’d prefer you didn’t, as this data is seriously helpful to us in improving our website).

 

Turning off cookies

You can usually switch off cookies by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

 

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

 

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

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