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We protect your personal data in strict accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act (1998) and and the European Union Data Protection Framework Directives and only store the data necessary for accounting, marketing, sales, public relations and record keeping in order to maintain and improve the trading relationships between the company and its customers and suppliers.
We use “cookies” which are stored on your web browser in order to provide some of the personalised features of our web site: This may also be used by us to collect information about the usage of our web site. If you do not wish to be identified in this way, you can prevent this by making appropriate settings in your web browser. This will however stop you from using some of the functions of our web site. This policy explains how we do that.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
What sort of cookies does LightBulbs Direct use? Generally, our cookies perform up to two different functions:
1. Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences.
2. Performance Cookies
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which page are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.
Advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. For example, advertisers may use a profile they have built on sites that you have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements during your visit to LightBulbs-Direct.com. We believe that it is useful to our users to see advertisements that are more relevant to their interests. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com.
We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the two categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic.
Can a website user block cookies? As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website. However, if you do wish to disable our cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly