Our Commitment to Ethical Data Usage
The revised ePrivacy Directive is part of a broader piece of European legislation – the EU Electronic Communications Framework – that was required to be implemented into national laws by May 26th 2012.
About our cookies – supporting your informed choice.
Please note: this is our initially policy and we would ask that you consider this as our 1st stage of achieving privacy compliance for all visitors to our site (incl. opt in/out). There is a degree of confusion around what is currently considered consent for cookies – and this it likely to remain the case for a little while yet – so here at Jemm Group, we are not just addressing the legal compliance aspects, we also believe in open and transparent business operations.
Apart from the additional information provided by this update, the operation of the www.jemmgroup.com website has not changed or being modified. The detail contained within this page is provided to ensure your are fully aware of the ‘cookies’ we have in use, allowing you to make an informed choice about your continue acceptance of them.
We are currently examining all elements of our web operations and working on a multiple stage approach to meet the EU guidelines relating to protecting your privacy online – we want you to be 100% confident in using our site, and for you to be more than satisfied that your privacy is of the upmost importance to us.
The 1st stage is all about us providing you with the detail around the cookies we use. The 2nd stage is about our review of the cookies in use and the removal where we can. Also important is the internal change across our business – to educate staff as to the importance and understanding of online privacy, together with the updating of our internal policies and procedures. The 3rd stage is ensuing that all of our suppliers ((internal and external) disclose the detail of any likely impact that their products and services could have on your privacy. There are a number of areas of our business under review and, where required, we may change our operating practices, technology, terms and conditions (mobile, email etc.) concurrently with our cookies clean up we are also reviewing a number of consent management solutions, we believe it makes sense to implement after our clean up.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text stored on your computer by your web browser. They act as a memory for websites allowing website to distinguish one visitor from another. They record information about your online preferences and allow certain websites to tailor to your interests. It enables easy passage and intuitive use within certain websites.
As text a cookie is not executable. They cannot replicate themselves and they are not viruses.
There are three types of cookies:
“Session cookies” are a temporary cookie which is website specific. They help the website recognise you from one page to the next within their website and remember any information you have entered. This cookie is automatically deleted when you close your web browser.
“Persistent cookies” are stored in your web browser and will remember you on subsequent visits to help improve your user experience. As an example if you choose a particular language on your first visit to a website, then this will be remembered when you return in a different session. These cookies will remain on your web browser until they are erased or expire.
“Flash cookies” or “LSO cookies” are stored in your Adobe Flash Player. This is a powerful application and web tool that allows rapid deployment of highly engaging contents and environments online. Flash uses technology to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies but these are managed through a different interface other than the one provided by your web browser.
The data collected is non-personal and is used for improving services to you and our partner organisations.
How do I manage my cookies?
Each website can send its own cookie and third party cookies to your browser only if your web browser preferences permits it. You can change your preferences to accept all cookies, to notify when a cookie has been issued or not to accept any cookies. However by disabling cookies you may not be able to take advantage of all of the interactive features offered by certain websites.
You can manage the behaviour of what cookies you want to accept in your web browsers’ preferences. Each browser is different so please refer to the “Help” section within your browser for details on how to manage your cookie preferences.
You can access your Flash management tools from Adobe’s web site directly.
What are Web beacons?
A web beacon is an electronic image normally referred to as a tracking pixel, single-pixel (1 x1), or a clear GIF. It is placed on certain websites within each page source code.
Web beacons are used for similar purposes as cookies. We use them to track the traffic patterns of website users from one page to another for review at a later date to improve services, website features and usability. They will also provide information on the performance of a particular advertising campaign.
Like cookies they do not contain or disclose any personal information. They are normally used in conjunction with cookies to monitor the activity of a website. If you prevent cookies from being sent to your web browser the web beacon will still record you as an anonymous visit.
If you would like to opt-out of our campaigns then you can opt-out. Please note that if you decide to click the opt-out link we will be required to add a cookie within your web browser to prevent further advertising based on your web browsing habits. If you delete this cookie then your status will resume as opt-in.