Last updated 16/04/2021
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on a user’s computer or mobile device, if they agree, when visiting a website. These cookie files are used by websites to do many different jobs such as helping the user navigate the site effectively or storing their preferences.
Our website uses the types of cookies as detailed below. If you have previously visited this site, cookie preferences may have already been saved on your browser. These preferences will need to be removed before your new choices can take effect. You can edit your choices at any time by clicking on the cookies link at the bottom of our website and editing your choices under ‘View Options’.
Overall, cookies help us provide our users with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages they find useful and which they do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to a user’s computer or any information about them, other than the data they choose to share with us.
Any users can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but anyone can modify their browser setting to decline cookies if they prefer. Please be aware, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The cookies we use
‘Essential’ – These cookies are mandatory cookies that are required and therefore you are unable to opt out. Necessary cookies make our websites usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function without these cookies. This type of cookie also includes cookies that protect the security of our sites such as to identify trusted web traffic and in order to optimise response times.
‘Preference’ – These cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
‘Statistics’ – Statistical cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with our sites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
‘Marketing’ – Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across our websites. This includes a counter display for us to know when a site page is being shared via a social platform and how individuals reach our site for example when arriving via a third party website.
Cookies set by 3rd parties
Some of our websites contain content from other websites that are not owned or controlled by Best Companies. When viewing video clips on our websites these are hosted by Vimeo or YouTube who sets their own cookie rules. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other 3rd parties. We encourage you to read the privacy and cookie notices of each website to understand how they may use your data.
How do I change my cookie settings?
You can edit your choices at any time by clicking on the cookies link in the footer of our website and editing your choices under ‘View Options’. Most web browsers allow some control over most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. In order to stop third-parties applying their own preference cookies, you can set your browser to Do Not Track (DNT) from it’s privacy settings. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
To understand more about how we process personal data in relation to the services we provide. Please view our Privacy Notice at, https://www.b.co.uk/privacy-notice/.
If you have a question or query in relation to this policy, or if you want to contact us regarding your individual rights, you can write or e-mail your request, marked for the attention of the Data Protection Officer to:
The Data Protection Officer
Best Companies Ltd
Please allow up to 72 hours for a response.