Cookie Policy

  1. Your consent to cookies

    Our website (https://www.britishpearl.com/) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. A cookie is a small data file containing letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or device. Cookies help us to provide you with a good experience when you use our website and also allow us to improve our website.

    By visiting and continuing to use our website, you consent to our use of cookies.

  2. Our use of cookies

    The cookies used on our website are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:

    • Strictly necessary
    • Performance
    • Functionality
    • Targeting
  3. Strictly necessary

    ‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies let you move around our website and use essential features like secure areas, shopping baskets and online billing. These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or track or remember your internet activity.

    We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:

    • Remember things like information you’ve entered on order forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session; and
    • Identify you as being logged in.

    Cookies we have defined as ‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies will NOT be used to:

    • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you; or
    • Remember your preferences or username after your current visit.

    Because consenting to the use of these cookies is a condition of using our website, if you prevent these cookies we can’t guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

    You can find details below about the individual cookies we use in this category:

    Cookie name
    What it's for
    auth
    Manages server side management of sign in
    Cookie name
    What it's for
    cuid
    Helps to keep accounts secure while signed in
  4. Performance

    ‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use our website (e.g. which pages you visit and whether you experience any errors). These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you. All the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

    We use performance cookies to:

    • Provide statistics on how our website is used;
    • Provide feedback to partners that one of our visitors also visited their website (this can include details of any products bought, which lets our partners improve their websites, but we don’t allow our partners to reuse this information for further advertising);
    • Help us improve our website by measuring any errors that occur; and
    • Test different designs of our website.

    Cookies we have defined as ‘Performance’ cookies will NOT be used to:

    • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on other websites;
    • Remember your preferences or username after your current visit; or
    • Target adverts to you on any other website.

    In some cases, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don’t allow such third parties to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

    Because consenting to the use of these cookies is a condition of using our website, if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

    You can find details below about the individual cookies we use in this category:

    Cookie name
    What it's for
    _ga / _gid
    Google Analytics is used to anonymously track user engagement via pageviews and select events while using the site.
    Cookie name
    What it's for
    _lr_*
    LogRocket is used to understand engagement by tracking how far a user gets on a page and where they're clicking..
    Cookie name
    What it's for
    mp_*
    MixPanel is used to understand engagement with pages by logging events based on actions on the platform.

    The * (asterisk) signifies a group of cookies start with the given identifier

  5. Functionality

    ‘Functionality’ cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

    We use ‘Functionality’ cookies to;

    • Show you when you’ve seen the cookie banner on our website; and
    • Keep track of the length of time you have been inactivity to log out after 15 minutes for added security.

    Cookies defined as ‘Functionality’ will NOT be used to:

    • Target you with adverts on other websites.

    Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties. Where this is the case, we don’t allow such third parties to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

    You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing their use may mean we can’t offer you some services, and will reduce the support we can offer you. It’s also possible that preventing these cookie stops us remembering that you didn’t want a specific service.

    You can find details below about the individual cookies we use in this category:

    Cookie name
    What it's for
    cookie-banner-seen
    Indicates the user has seen the cookie banner.
    Cookie name
    What it's for
    inactivity
    Manages user inactivity for use with automatic sign out when idle for a period of time.
  6. Targeting

    ‘Targeting’ cookies are linked to services provided by third parties. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

    We use ‘Targeting’ cookies to:

    • Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites; and
    • Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in.

    You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing their use may mean we can’t offer you some services. All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may alternatively use the third parties’ own tools to prevent these cookies.

    You can find details below about the individual cookies we use in this category:

    Cookie name
    What it's for
    datr / fr / sb / wd
    Facebook is used to identify audience and demographic to better target adverts on the Facebook platform.
    Cookie name
    What it's for
    igodigitalst*
    Salesforce is used the manage the userbase for future targeted direct marketing campaigns.

    The * (asterisk) signifies a group of cookies start with the given identifier

  7. Further reading

    • Useful information about cookies can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
    • Internet Advertising Bureau
    • A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at http://youronlinechoices.eu/
    • International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
    • Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found at http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy