- what cookies are
- how we use them
- the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies
- how that information is used
- how to control your cookie preferences.
You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.
Your consent applies to the following domains: step1ltd.com
What are cookies ?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and help us understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.
This website uses first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience.
What types of cookies do we use ?
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.
Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content on the website on social media platforms.
Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and more efficient experience on future visits to the website.
The below list details the cookies used in our website.
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|Google Analytics||24 months||Enables us to know what pages, content and activity a user has done for site analytics and performance measurement. Function: Analytical/performance cookie Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB&gl=uk||_ga|
|Google Analytics||10 minutes||Limits the collection of data on high traffic sites or peak usage times. It expires after 10 minutes and does not collect data. Function: Analytical/performance cookie Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB&gl=uk||_gat|
|Google Analytics||1 Day||Enables us to understand how a user to our website uses the website by generating analytical data. Function: Analytical/performance cookie Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB&gl=uk||_gid|
|Necessary Cookies Approved||1 Year||Cookie that keeps track of which necessary cookies you approved.||cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary|
|NID||6 Months||Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.||NID|
|Non Necessary Cookies Approved||1 Year||Cookie that keeps track of which non-necessary cookies you approved.||cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary|
How can I control the cookie preferences ?
Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookies” link at the bottom right of your browser window. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.