Cookie and other tracking technology policy
This policy should be read together with our Privacy Notice which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally. It also explains your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and the supervisory authority if you have a complaint.
We use 3 different types of cookies on our website.
These cookies do things like keep the website secure. They always need to be on.
These cookies store information about how you use our website, such as what you click on.
These cookies are used to track advertising effectiveness to provide a more relevant service and deliver better ads to suit your interests.
Who we are
This website is owned and managed by Approved Brokers Community of Practice Cic (referred to as “ABCOP”, “we”, “us” or “our”).
Our registered business address is The Farmhouse, Thorniebrae, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 6XL.
What are Cookies
A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our Website. These help us to recognise you and your device and store some information about your preferences, consents and or past actions. For example, we may monitor how many times you visit the Website, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of your internet service provider. This information helps us to provide more tailored content and improve our Website. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.
How are cookies managed?
The cookies stored on your device when you access our website are designed by:
Wix.com and Approved Brokers Community of Practice Cic and are necessary to enable you to use and access the benefits and services on our Website.
Third parties who assist us with detecting and preventing fraud
Third parties who participate with us in marketing programmes, including social media platforms
What are cookies used for?
Technical purposes essential to the effective operation of our Website
To enable us to detect and prevent fraud
Targeting suitable advertising messages to users of our Website
To allow us to collect information about your browsing patterns, including monitoring the success of our any campaigns or surveys and finding out iif promotional information has been opened or interacted with.
We may also use another type of tracking technology called pixels. Unlike a cookie which is stored on your device, a pixel is a tiny snippet of code that collects multiple data points over different webpages and sites such as how you browse and what types of ads you click on. This tiny piece of code can be linked to users via a unique identifier. We use pixels as they help us to show you more relevant information based on your likes and behaviours. They also help us to measure how successful any marketing programme is, track conversions and build our audience base.
Our Website might include Facebook, and Google Analytics pixels.
By consenting to marketing cookies, you are agreeing to the use of these pixels.
How can I turn off cookies and what are the consequences?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below:
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
Click on the “privacy” tab
Select the appropriate setting
For Google Chrome:
Choose Settings> Advanced
Under "Privacy and security," click “Content settings”
Choose Preferences > Privacy
Click on “Remove all Website Data”
For Mozilla Firefox:
Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
Click on the icon “privacy”
Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please read the guidance from the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office here.
If you do change your settings, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
How to contact us
Changes to this policy
This policy was published on 09/08/2023
We may change this policy from time to time, when we do, we will inform you via our Website.