PAC WEBHOSTING LTD - COOKIE POLICY

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, PAC WebHosting Ltd, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, www.pacwebhosting.co.uk (our website).

This Cookies Policy is effective from 24th May 2018.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. “Non-essential” cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

Contents

• About cookies

• List of cookies used

• Essential cookies

• Non-essential cookies

• How to accept or reject cookies

• Copyright, credit and logo

About cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

• used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or

• strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

List of cookies used

We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website

Name of Cookie:

PHPSESSID - Type: Essential Session Cookie (Website Functionality) - First Party Cookie
Expires when browser window is closed.

The purpose of this cookie is to store a unique session ID for each visitor enabling cart functionality across pages.

WHMCSUID & WHMCSPW - Type: Essential Persistent Cookie (Website Functionality) - First Party Cookie
Expires upon logout or after 365 days.

These two cookies are used when logging into our website and ticking the remember me box.

WHMCSAffiliateID - Type: Essential Persistent Cookie (Website Functionality) - First Party Cookie
Expires after 90 days.

This cookie stores the ID of the affiliate that referred you to our website to enable the allocation of your order to their affiliate account.

analytics - Type: Essential Session Cookie (Website Functionality) - First Party Cookie
Expires when browser window is closed.

This cookie is only present when analytics have been set to on by the website visitor within website cookie control.

__cfduid - Type: Essential Persistent Cookie (Website Functionality) - First Party Cookie
Expires after 365 days.

Used by the content network CloudFlare to identify trusted web traffic.

__ga - Type: Non Essential Persistent Cookie (Analytics Functionality) - First Party Cookie
Expires after 2 years.

This cookie registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

__gat - Type: Non Essential Session Cookie (Analytics Functionality) - First Party Cookie
Expires when browser window is closed.

This cookie is used by google analytics to throttle request rate.

__gid - Type: Non Essential Session Cookie (Analytics Functionality) - First Party Cookie
Expires when browser window is closed.

This cookie registers a unique ID this is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Essential cookies

These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:

- First party session cookies to remember your input when you fill in an online form over several pages on our website. These cookies are: PHPSESSID typically WHMCS followed by random characters and expire once your browser is closed.

- First party session cookies for remembering the items you have placed in your shopping cart. These cookies are: PHPSESSID typically WHMCS followed by random characters and expire once your browser is closed.

- First party session cookies to identify and authenticate you when you log into our website so you do not need to repeatedly enter your login information. These cookies are: WHMCSUID, WHMCSPW and expire once you log out or after 365 days.

- First party session cookies to recognise whether you have accepted the use of non essential cookies on our website. This cookie is called: analytics and they expire once your browser is closed.

- Third party persistent cookies to allow Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic. These cookies are: __cfduid. These cookies expire after 365 days.

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate Interests: ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.

How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.

You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.

For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Non-essential cookies

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

• Analytical (or performance) cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:

- We use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on, your location (based on your IP address)

The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: __ga, __gat, __gid. These cookies are session and persistent cookies. These cookies expire after you close your browser: __gat, __gid and this cookie: __ga is a persistent cookie that expires after 2 years.

The information we collect using analytical cookies is collected on an anonymised basis.

More information

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. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests: analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.pacwebhosting.co.uk/privacy-policy.php

Other technologies

How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies.

Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

Accepting or rejecting cookies

Cookie control tool

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool. You can find this in the bottom left of any page on our website by clicking the cog icon with a c in the centre. This will then allow you to enable/disable non-essential cookies which are disabled by default.

Browser settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History

- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer

- Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

• For Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect-facebook-pixel/nnkndeagapifodhlebifbgbonbfmlnfm?hl=en

• For Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/facebook-disconnect/

Copyright, credit and logo

This Cookies Policy is based on a template provided by GDPR Privacy Policy. For further information, please visit https://gdprprivacypolicy.org

The copyright in this Cookies Policy is either owned by, or licensed to, us and is protected by copyright laws around the world and copyright protection software. All intellectual property rights in this document are reserved. Where we display the GDPR Privacy Policy logo on our website, this is used to indicate that we have adopted a privacy policy template provided by GDPR Privacy Policy as the basis for this Privacy Policy.

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