Privacy

We are committed to protecting your privacy during your visits to the Sourz website and recognise our responsibility to keep the information you provide to us confidential at all times. Sourz is a website from Maxxium UK Limited and your personal information will not be disclosed outwith this organisation unless prior permission has been given.

Cookies

We use cookies on this website. The next few sections contain information on the following:

  •     What are cookies?
  •     Why do we use cookies?
  •     What cookies do we use?
  •     How to control cookies.

What are cookies?

Where we use the word ‘device', we mean the computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device you use to access the internet.

Cookies are created when you visit a website that uses cookies. Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your device or are placed on the hard drive of your device.

If you'd like to read more about cookies, we think this website contains a lot of helpful information: http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of this website and to provide increased functionality on our website. This helps us to provide you with a better user experience and also allows us to work to improve our website.

We don't use any of our cookies to collect personal information about you, only anonymous information. We don't use any of our cookies to target you with online advertising.

Please note that not all the cookies on our website are set by us (see Cookies set by third parties below).

What cookies do we use?

We use two different types of cookie: Strictly Necessary Cookies and Performance Cookies.

Strictly Necessary Cookies - These cookies are essential. Without them, you wouldn't be able to move around our website or use its features. We use these cookies to:

  •     Allow your computer to be recognised within a website so any page changes, item or data selection is remembered; and
  •     Detect software on your device which enables content on our website.

These cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to our website.

Performance Cookies - These cookies aren't essential but they provide us with useful anonymous information about how people use our website. Without them, it would be difficult for us to understand how our website is performing and we may miss out on the opportunity to make improvements that could enhance your user experience. We use these cookies to:

  •     Obtain statistics about how our website is used (including which pages are visited most often and how users came to visit our website);
  •     Evaluate website performance; and
  •     Help us ensure that the content and features on our website are relevant for your future visits.

The cookies we use are listed below and are classified by the ICO cookie categorization.

CMS Cookies 
Classification: Strictly necessary

These cookies are set by Drupal and are session cookies that are used to link a user to a session and determine if the users browser supports javascript. Both cookies expire at the end of the session . This session cookie records the age verification also.
Name    Expires
The session ID     Immediately
has_js    End of session

Google Analytics
Classification: Performance
The following four cookies are set by google analytics to track visits to the site. 

Name    Expires
__utma    Now + 2 years
__utmb    Now + 30 minutes
__utmc    End of session
__utmz    Now + 6 months
Privacy policy: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

 

Share This
Classification: Performance
These cookies are set by the “Share This” toolbar and are used by the sharing toolbar. Both cookies are set twice from two seperate “Share This” domains seg.sharethis.com and edge.sharethis.com.

Name    Expires
__stid    Now + 1 year
__uset    Now + 3 hours
__utma    Now + 2 Years
_umtb    Now + 30 minutes
_umtz    Now + 6 months
Privacy policy: http://sharethis.com/privacy

 
Youtube
Classification: Performance
The following cookies are set by youtube embedded videos.

Name    Expires
HSID    Now + 10 years
PREF    Now + 10 years
SID    Now + 10 years
SSID    Now + 10 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE    Now + 7 months
demographics    Now + 1.5 years
Privacy policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Facebook
Classification: Performance
The following cookies are set from the facebook like box on the site blog.
Name    Expires
datr    Now + 2 years
locale    Now + 5 days
Privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/other

How to control cookies

How to control cookies on this and other websites: You can use your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari etc) to allow, switch off or delete cookies on this and other websites. Each web browser is different so check the ‘Help' function of your particular browser to determine how to update your cookie settings. If you are having difficulty updating your cookie settings, we recommend the website: http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx. It contains a step by step guide explaining how to update your cookies settings on most web browsers. Please note that, in a few cases, switching off or deleting cookies may reduce the functionality of or prevent access to certain websites (including this website).

Cookies set by third parties

We use a number of social media tools and external applications to enhance your interaction with this website - for example, we sometimes embed videos from YouTube. As a result, you may be sent cookies from these third party websites. We do not control these cookies and we suggest you check these third party websites for more information about the cookies they use. Please also see How to control cookies on this and other websites above for guidance on how you can switch off or delete cookies on other websites.

Use of data

We use information collected about you to help us (a) develop the design and layout of the Website to ensure that it is as useful and enjoyable as possible and (b) provide the products and services which interest you. If You have given Your consent by ticking the relevant boxes upon registration, this information may be used by us to inform you about changes to the website, new services and products or offers that you might find interesting.

Where you have provided your consent by ticking the relevant boxes upon registration, You agree that you do not object to us, contacting you for any of the above purposes whether by telephone, email or in writing, and you confirm that you do not and will not consider any of the above as being a breach of any of your rights under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations.

When you input information or request services from us, we offer appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security measures in order that you may input information safely whilst effectively preventing that information from being accessed by unauthorised persons. In addition, we have strict security procedures covering the storage and disclosure of your information in order to prevent unauthorised access to comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. This means that sometimes we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.