COOKIE POLICY

StarStock Platform

Cookie Notice

Last updated: 5th August 2021

This Cookie Notice explains how Starstock Limited trading as "StarStock " ("we", "us"" and "our") use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website at www.starstock.co.uk (and its subdomains) ("Website"). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

We may use cookies and similar technologies to collect personal information, or information that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information. In such cases our Privacy Notice https://www.starstock.co.uk/privacy-policy will apply.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device when you visit a website.

Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more effectively, as well as to provide reporting information. In turn, they assist you to navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, provide you with more tailored online advertising and generally improve your browsing experience.

Session cookies are stored temporarily in memory, not retain after an end user's browsing session ends and do not obtain information from the end user's device. On the other hand, persistent cookies persists on your device in the browser's subfolder and are activated gain once you visit the website that create the particular cookie and remains for the duration set within the cookie's file.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, StarStock) are called "first party cookies". Cookie set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both with it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, tracking and personalisation purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below.

Types of cookie

Who serves these cookies

How to refuse

Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

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Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website to you, you cannot refuse them.

You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings as described below under the heading "How can I control cookies?".

Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

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To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions under the heading "How can I control cookies?".

Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Websites for you.

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To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions under the heading "How can I control cookies?".

Advertising, tracking and personalisation cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

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To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions under the heading "How can I control cookies?".

Alternatively, to learn more about the privacy practices of the third parties (including any opt-outs they provide) please click the relevant link below:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/about/ads/

Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

Facebook

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions under the heading "How can I control cookies?".

Alternatively, to learn more about the privacy practices of the third parties (including any opt-outs they provide) please click the relevant link below:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/about/ads/

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies (apart from those that are required or essential).

You can exercise your preferences in relation to cookie served:

  • on our Website by rejecting the cookies when asked on the cookie banner;
  • by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above; or
  • set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies.

If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices/ or www.youronlinechoices.com.

How often will we update this Cookie Notice?

We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information? 

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at enquiries@starstock.co.uk