Cookie Policy

EasyGap.co.uk aims to provide the very best experience for our customers and site users. This means having a simple, easy to use system, providing you with access to all the information you need 24 hours a day. In order to do this we constantly monitor our website, how it is used, and modify as we feel necessary, in order to improve your experience and security. This is acheived in anumber of ways, including the use of cookies in the functionality of the website. 

In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit the EasyGap.co.uk website and how to reject or delete those cookies.

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • identifying user behaviour, to enhance the experience you have on the site, identify any potenetial issues and identify any potential malicious behaviour for security.
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Mangaging Cookies.

1 How to control and delete cookies

EasyGap.co.uk will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the EasyGap website or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the EasyGap website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To totally opt-out of our suppliers collecting any data regarding your interaction on EasyGap, please refer to section 3.

2 Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

EasyGap.co.uk may make occasional and limited use of the Adobe Flash Player to deliver services. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide some features. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like EasyGap.co.uk or for all websites - see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications.

3 Third Party Cookies

EasyGap.co.uk uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on it's websites on it's behalf.

3.1 Cookies set for embedded social web content

To support our information provision and engagement, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. EasyGap does not control the deployment of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Cookies of this nature on EasyGap include:

 

 SERVICE  COOKIE NAME
 .facebook.com  datr
 .facebook.com  lsd
 .facebook.com  lu
 .facebook.com  gz
   
 twitter.com  guest_id
 api.twitter.com  guest_id
 twitter.com  _twitter_sess
 api.twitter.com  original_referer
   
 .youtube.com  VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
 .youtube.com  PREF
 .youtube.com  GEO
 .s.youtube.com  PREF

EasyGap may also carry embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their peers through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to or otherwise using their service. EasyGap does not control the deployment of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

3.2 Cookies set for web analytics

EasyGap uses third party services to gather data regarding the usage of EasyGap on our behalf using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website. EasyGap uses this type of information to help improve the services it provides to our visitors.

These include:

 

 SERVICE  COOKIE NAME  EXPIRY
 google analytics  _utmb  30 minutes
 google analytics  _utma  2 years
 google analytics  _utmz  6 months
 google analytics  _utmc  Not set

Google Analytics
EasyGap uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate visitor’s use of EasyGap.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using EasyGap, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

For more information on the cookie set by Google Analytics, including information on how to opt out please go to: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

This information is correct as of May 2012.