Highstreet Services Cookie Policy

The Site and/or Services use cookies and other tracking technologies to distinguish you from other users of our Site. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse the Site and also allows us to improve our Site. Due to recent changes in law, all Web sites which operate across certain parts of the European Union are required to obtain consent using or storing cookies (or similar technologies) on your computers or mobile device. Please note that U.S. law does not require consent to use cookies or similar technologies. This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using them. To review the privacy policies that apply to users of HighstreetIT.com please read our Privacy Policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or other device. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Site or use the Services.

Key concepts

First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a Web site that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by www.highstreetit.com).

Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the Web site being visited by the user. If a user visits a Web site and another entity sets a cookie through that Web site, this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the Web site that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies: these cookies allow Web site operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

How to delete and block our cookies

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Site.

Changing your cookie settings

Please note that Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your Internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your Internet browser for more details.

Can I withdraw my consent?

If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your Internet browser settings. For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org.

Your consent

By continuing to use the Site or the Services, you are agreeing to our placing cookies (and similar technologies) on your computer or other device in order to analyze the way you use the Site and in order for us to provide the Services. Please read this cookie policy carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use this Site and the Services.

If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this Site or Services, you must stop using our Site and Services.

What cookies do we use and why?

To find out about specific cookies we use, please see below.

The cookies used are categorized as follows:

  • Performance
  • Targeting

Performance

‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use the Site – e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how the Site and Services work, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is.

We use performance cookies to:

  • Web analytics: Provide anonymous statistics on how the Services are used
  • Error management: Help us improve the Services by measuring any errors that occur.

Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

By using the Services, you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Services, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our Services will perform for you.

More information about cookies

Information about cookies

Useful information about cookies can be found at:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Internet Advertising Bureau (for EU residents)

A guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy has been produced by the Internet advertising industry, which can be found at:

http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom (for UK residents)

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC Web site section:

http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy

Third party cookies

Cookie namePurposeDurationStrictlynecessar

y (Y/N)

Domain sourceCategory
_utmaDetermines first visitto the site from a

particular browser

2 yearsNGoogle Analytics*ToutApp

JavaScript

Performance
_utmzRecords type ofreferral used by

visitor to reach the

site (such as direct,

referring link, Web

site search, ad

campaign, e-mail

link)

6 monthsNGoogle Analytics*ToutApp*

JavaScript

Performance
__cfduidStore user sharingpreferencesSessionNAddToAny.comPerformance

*Google Analytics

The Web Site uses Google Analytics. For more information about Google analytic cookies, please see Google’s help pages and privacy policy:

Google have developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js).

If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.

*Local Storage

The Web Site uses local storage. With local storage, web applications can store data locally within the user’s browser. Local storage is per domain. All pages, from one domain, can store and access the same data. The Web Site stores an access token, which the browser receives in response to a successful authentication request. The access token is an expiring, revocable, uniquely identifying token that:

(i) the browser stores in localStorage;

(ii) the browser sends in an HTTP header on all requests, provided it currently exists in localStorage;

(iii) the server uses to identify the user making a request, to determine whether the user is authenticated, to customize the user experience, and to determine whether the user is authorized to make the specific request;

and

(iv) the browser removes from localStorage when it receives an indication from the server that the token is invalid or has expired.

For more information about local storage, please see

http://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_webstorage.asp