Cookie Policy

The Latte Lounge

 

This cookie policy was last revised on 18 October 2017.

 

  1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent by a website to a web browser and contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. This enables the website to identify and track the web browser. Cookies can, among other functions, enable a website to recognise a device each time it visits, remember user preferences and recommend content. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, but rather the computer used. However, some cookies may contain personal information such as user identification numbers.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a more personalised user experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse and use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Different cookies do different things and some are essential to the operation of a website, whilst others are not. The different types of cookies are:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website, enabling us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visits to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information (in anonymised form) with third parties for this purpose.

To the extent that any personal information is collected through our use of cookies, our Privacy Policy<LINK> will apply to our processing of that personal information.

  1. What cookies do we use?

You can find more information about the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

We use Google Analytics Cookies  
 

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our website. Google holds this information and provides us with access to it.

The lifespan of a Google Analytics cookie depends on what it is and what it does. Some expire at the end of your browser session, whilst others can last for up to 24 months, although you can delete them at any time by clearing your cache.

 

Find out more about Google Analytics at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.  Read the Google Analytics privacy policy at: https://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/.

 

You can find out how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

We use MailChimp Cookies
 

MailChimp is a marketing automation platform that helps us manage our email distribution and the running of our website. As part of their service, they operate cookies which collect data relating to your receipt of our emails and your use of our website. For example, their cookies can track your interest in our content based on your clicks or opening of our emails.

 

This information is then reported to us in an anonymised format to us to enable us to improve our communications with you and the operation of our website.

 

The MailChimp privacy policy can be found here https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ and their general information about cookies can be found here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/. More information about the type of data which they report to us can be found here: https://kb.mailchimp.com/reports/about-email-campaign-reports.

 

 

  1. What are third-party cookies?

Third parties, including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services, also use cookies. There are certain individual pages and features on our website through which third parties have the ability to add additional cookies, known as ‘third-party cookies.’ These cookies are placed by the relevant third party and we have no control over these cookies other than allowing them to be served. As we are not in control of the third party features, we cannot outline the specific cookies they might create.

  1. Can I refuse or opt out of cookies?

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to limit or prevent cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website.

If you set your browser to not accept cookies, please note it may result in certain sections or features of our website not working properly and certain personalised services not being provided to you or users of your computer.

More information about cookies generally can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

  1. Contact us

If you have any comments or questions about the use of cookies on this website, please contact us by email at Katie@lattelounge.co.uk. You can also write to us at Katie Taylor, Suite 3, Caspian House, The Waterfront, Elstree Road, Elstree, WD6 3BS.