Privacy & Cookies

Privacy & Cookies

It is the policy of “Westfield Patterns” to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while visiting our website.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, “Westfield Patterns” collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose of “Westfield Patterns” in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our website visitors use our website. From time to time “Westfield Patterns” may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

“Westfield Patterns” also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use such information to identify visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to our website choose to interact with us in ways that require “Westfield Patterns” to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that “Westfield Patterns” gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

Aggregated Statistics
“Westfield Patterns” may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to our website. For instance, “Westfield Patterns” may monitor the most popular pages on our website. “Westfield Patterns” may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, “Westfield Patterns” does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Cookies
We use cookies on our site (westfieldpatterns.co.uk) to create the most effective website experience possible for our website visitors. Amongst other things, our cookies allow you to browse our website and utilise related online tools that are available. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them and what benefits they bring.

As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors’ consent to use certain cookies. We are working towards implementing appropriate changes to our websites.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. At “Westfield Patterns” we use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to determine preferences, capture user visitor information and let users navigate between pages efficiently. Some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved using similar technologies. This policy refers to ‘cookies’ throughout, however is to include these alternate mechanisms.

More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies We Use
“Westfield Patterns” use 2 cookie types, “First-Party Cookies”, these are cookies that “Westfield Patterns” uses exclusively and “Third-Party Cookies”, these are cookies that are placed onto your computer by trusted partner of “Westfield Patterns”.

Cookie Name(s) Provider Purpose
PREF, NID, HSID, APISID, SID, SSID, SAPISID, BEAT, ULS Google These sets of cookies are specifically related to the Google +1 button we have appearing on our website.
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz Google These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.