PRIVACY STATEMENT & COOKIE POLICY

This privacy policy sets out how PCs Made Simple Ltd uses and protects any information that you give PCs Made Simple Ltd when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

PCs Made Simple Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from its last revision date of 18th August 2016.

What We Collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Contact information with your explicit consent including email addresses for the purposes of registration, membership, newsletters or enquiries;
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

What We Do with the Information We Gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping;
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services;
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided, you will be able to opt out of these at any time;
  • We may also use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

What is a Cookie?

These are small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. We do however suggest that you leave cookies enabled as they are essential to the functionality of most websites.

Cookie Policy

Wherever possible we do not use cookies unless they are required for the website to function correctly (these are known as “essential” cookies) or they are required as part of our ongoing commitment to improving your user experience and monitoring the traffic to our website (these are known as “non-essential” cookies).

Unless you have chosen to decline the use of cookies through your browser options or through the options available on this page then we will assume that we have your “implied consent” to continue using them.

If you have agreed to let us use cookies then the following types of cookies may be placed on your computer:

  • Performance cookies which allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
  • Functionality cookies that enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
  • If you see any Social Media features on this site, e.g. Twitter, Facebook and Google+, they may also set or retrieve cookies on your machine.

By visiting this website you agree to let us store these cookies on your computer, if you have an issue with this, you can disable this feature within your browser or device settings.

Please see the below list for more information on how to turn off the storing of cookies, we do however suggest you leave them enabled as the functionality of many popular websites rely on them.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 – 11.0
Select the ‘Tools->Internet Options’ menu item, and then open the ‘Privacy’ tab – you can then adjust the slider to block or allow various categories of cookie. Alternatively by clicking ‘Advanced…’ you can exercise finer control over the browser’s behavior, choosing whether to accept, block, or prompt for cookies originating either on the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or originating from websites other than the one you are visiting (third party cookies, typically used by banner advertisements hosted on an advertiser’s website).

Firefox 7.0 and newer
Use the ‘Tools->Options’ menu item (may be under the Firefox button or ‘parallel lines’ menu button), then choose the ‘Privacy’ tab. Set the ‘Firefox will:’ option to ‘Use custom settings for history’. Now you can choose whether cookies are enabled for websites you visit and third party websites, and if so how long they will persist. You can also use the ‘Exceptions’ button to override the settings for particular websites.

Firefox 3.0
Use the ‘Tools->Options’ menu item, then choose the ‘Privacy’ tab. Here you can choose whether cookies are enabled, and if so how long they will persist. You can also use the ‘Exceptions’ button to override the settings for particular websites.

Google Chrome
Click the ‘parallel bars’ menu button, choose the ‘Settings’ option, then scroll down and click ‘Show advanced settings’. Alternatively for older versions of Chrome choose ‘Options’ on the ‘Customize and control’ menu, then open the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab. In the ‘Privacy’ section, click on the ‘Content settings…’ button and open the ‘Cookies tab. Set the required cookie behaviour and use the ‘Exceptions…’ button (if required) to configure specific websites.

Apple Safari
Choose ‘Preferences…’ on the ‘Settings’ or ‘Edit’ menu (Windows) or the Safari menu (MacOS), then open the ‘Privacy’ tab. Now set the required cookie behaviour.

Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad)
From the home screen tap the ‘Settings’ icon, then choose ‘Safari’. Find the ‘Accept Cookies’ option and set the required cookie behaviour.

Android browser
Tap the ‘Internet’ icon to start the browser, then press the phone’s menu button. From the list of options, choose ‘More’, and then select ‘Settings’, then ‘Privacy and Security’. Scroll down the resulting list and check or uncheck the ‘Accept Cookies’ item.

Android Chrome
Start Chrome, then open the options menu and scroll down to ‘Settings’, followed by ‘Site setttings’. You can now choose whether to allow sites to save and read cookie data.

Windows Phone 7/8
In Internet Explorer, tap ‘More…’ then ‘Settings’. Check or clear the ‘Allow cookies on my phone’ item to set the required cookie behaviour.

Blackberry
Open the browser from the home screen, then press the Menu key, followed by ‘Options’. Under ‘Privacy & Security’ you can choose whether or not to ‘Accept Cookies’. Press the Menu key and select ‘Save’ to save your selection.

List courtesy of: whatarecookies.com

More info: ico.org

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.