Please read this Cookie Notice in conjunction with our Privacy Notice, available here.
You do not need to allow cookies to visit most of the Site. However, enabling cookies may allow for a more tailored browsing experience and is required for certain parts of the Site to work. In the majority of cases, a cookie do not provide us with any of your personal information. For further information about this notice, please contact us at email@example.com.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third-party applications.
The following link contains further information about cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org/
What Cookies do we use?
The Cookies used on our Site are categorised as follows:
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. These essential cookies are always enabled because our website won’t work properly without them. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. You can switch off these cookies in your browser settings but you may then not be able to access all or parts of our website.
These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
Specific information on the Cookies that we use on our Site (their names and categories, their lifespans and whether third parties have access to the cookies) are described in the table below.
|This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie. It does not collect or store any personal data.
|Used to identify unique users. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they have visited.
We use Google Analytics, which tracks interactions of Site users to systematically evaluate those interactions, using cookies. We may also use Google Signals which tracks visitors across separate devices.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. If you want to opt-out please use the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Social Media links
The Site contains links to Downing’s social media pages. These links are not plug ins; they are links to external Downing social media pages via standard functionality. No cookies are set in relation to these links when browsing the Site. Should you click any of these links you will be directed to the relevant social media page. Each of these social media companies operates their websites independently of Downing, including their own cookie policies and privacy policies and settings. Please visit the respective social media companies’ privacy information for further details.
Managing Cookies and withdrawing consent
If you reject cookies, we will not set those cookies on your device, except strictly necessary cookies and a cookie to remember that you don’t want any cookies set when you visit the Site.
If you have accepted cookies but later decide that you want to reject them (withdraw your consent) for the future, you can do so here.
You can also disable cookies by changing your Site browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings that will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
This notice was last updated 21 December 2023.