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Seren Bay Limited Cookie Policy

 

What's a cookie?

 

•A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive if you agree to this and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

 

•Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

 

The use of cookies is guided by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR; 2003) which work alongside the Data Protection Act (2018) and the UK GDPR, giving you specific privacy rights in relation to electronic communications.  Under these regulations, we are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential cookies used on our website. You can block cookies (including essential cookies) at any time 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 essential cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

 

How do we use cookies?

 

•We do not use any cookies to track your use of our websites (wwwserenbay.com and www.judithholden.com) or for marketing purposes. The Wix website building platform does set essential cookies to all sites on their platform, for reliability and security reasons.  For more details, please see https://support.wix.com/en/article/cookies-and-your-wix-site

 

•Cookies are either:

 

- Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

 

- Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

 

•Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

 

- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use a website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service. Without these cookies, the services available to you on a website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

 

- Performance cookies: These cookies enable the website owner to monitor and improve the performance of a website. For example, they allow them to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

 

- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, the website owner may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

 

- Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to a website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. The owner will use this information to make the website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

- First and third party cookies: First party cookies are cookies set by a website. Third party cookies are cookies on a website that are set by a website other than the owner’s website, such as where they have adverts on their website or use Facebook pixels so that they can show you relevant content from them when you are on Facebook.

 

The only cookies set on www.serenbay.com and www.judithholden.com are set by Wix and these are set out in the table below.

Cookie Name         Purpose                                                                                         Duration Cookie          Type

XSRF-TOKEN         Used for security reasons                                                             Session                        Essential

bSession                Used for system effectiveness measurement                               30 minutes                   Essential

hs                           Used for security reasons                                                             Session                        Essential

SSR-CACHING      Used to indicate the system from which the site was rendered   1 minute                       Essential

svSession               Used in connection with user login                                              12 months                    Essential

 

As the only cookies being used are those essential cookies set by Wix, there is no requirement for a cookie consent mechanism on our website, and no cookie preferences for you to choose or adjust.

If you have any questions about the cookies that we use, feel free to email us at info@serenbay.com.

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