Trading Times Cookies Policy

1. What are cookies?

  • Cookies are widely used tiny pieces of software (files) that are installed on a computer or mobile device when an individual visits a website.
  • Windows Explorer, which is one of the main internet browsers, will usually store these files in a folder called ‘cookies’ in ‘documents and permissions’ on computers running Microsoft Windows.
  • Cookies allow websites to recognise that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. The cookies save some information about that user for when they access the site again in the future.

2. Why do we need a cookies policy?

  • Both UK and EU law require that websites making use of cookies (that is, most websites) make certain disclosures about those cookies.
  • In addition, where the use of cookies involves the processing of personal data, data protection law requires the disclosure of information about such processing to the user-owners of such data.
  • Under the new cookies law, the use of many cookies requires the express consent of the user (as per the drop-down consent request when users first access the Trading Times website).
  • The key piece of legislation in the UK relating to cookies is the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and the amendments thereto in The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.
  • This policy is intended to help you understanding the need for cookies and why they are an important part of website performance.
  • By using and browsing the Trading Times website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site.
  • Most browsers allow you to turn off or delete cookies. To do this, look at the 'help' menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

3. What types of cookies are there?

Broadly, there are 4 types of cookie:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential to make a website work and enable features that users have specifically asked for. These types of cookies are commonly used with shopping baskets or e-billing. Without use of cookies, these features of the website could not operate.
  • Performance cookies. These cookies safely and securely collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics’.
  • Functionality cookies. These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
  • Targeting or Advertising cookies. These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected.

4. Contact us

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If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookie policy, please contact us by email at help@tradingtimes.org.uk.