What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which may be downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website such as ours.
There are two main types of cookie:
- Session cookies
Only exists for the duration of your visit to a website. They recognise your computer or smartphone as you move between pages. These cookies can be used, for example, to maintain secure logins.
- Persistent cookies
Stays on your device for a set period of time and can be used, for example, to remember you when you next visit the website.
The source of each cookie also varies. Some cookies are owned and created by Premier Vison (known as first-party cookies) or an independent third party (known as third-party cookies).
The cookies used on our website may fall into four categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies
Are essential cookies for the operation of our website by enabling users to access secure areas of our website and/or identifying you as being logged in to our website. If you disable our strictly necessary cookies, our website may not be able to properly function for you.
These cookies will not be used to gather information that could be used for marketing or to remember visitor information outside of a single session.
- Analytical/Performance cookies
Performance cookies collect aggregated information about volume and how users use our website. This information is useful as it enables us to understand how visitors experience our website as well as helping is to improve our website.
As the information is aggregated, it is therefore anonymous.
We may occasionally share this information with analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the optimisation and improvement of our website. Alternatively, we may work with independent third parties who place cookies on your computer or device in order to provide ‘web analytics’ information.
- Functionality cookies
These allow us to recognise users when they return to our website. They also allow for the personalisation of content and user preference.
We use this information to improve our website and enhance our user experience.
- Targeting cookies
These record a user’s visit to our website, the pages visited and any links followed so we can understand behavioural profiles and to target any online advertising. We may use these cookies to collect information about your browsing habits in order to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests.
A full list of the cookies currently used by Premier Vision is listed below.
You can remove any cookies already stored on your computer and you can control how your web browser deals with cookies by changing your browser settings. This may, however, affect or prevent you from using parts of our website.
Many browsers give a range of options for managing cookies, including obtaining consent for every cookie, blocking certain types of cookie, blocking cookies from unrecognised websites and blocking all cookies.