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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy of HFoster.co.uk

Cookies and other Identifiers consist of portions of code placed on the User’s device that assist the Owner in providing the Service according to the purposes described.

Some of the purposes for which Identifiers are used may also require the User's consent. Whenever consent is given, it can be freely withdrawn at any time following the instructions provided in this document.

Activities strictly necessary for the operation of this Website and delivery of the Service

This Website uses Cookies or other Identifiers to carry out activities that are strictly necessary for the operation or delivery of the Service and, therefore, do not require Users to consent. Users can disable such Identifiers by modifying their browser or device settings as described in more detail within this document, but this may affect core operational functions or result in the unavailability of the Service.

  • Traffic optimization and distribution

    This type of service allows this Website to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance.
    Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between this Website and the User's browser.
    Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information of the User are transferred.

    Cloudflare (Cloudflare Inc.)

    Cloudflare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by Cloudflare Inc.
    The way Cloudflare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through this Website, i.e., communication between this Website and the User's browser, while also allowing analytical data from this Website to be collected.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

  • SPAM protection

    This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Website, potentially containing Users' Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.

    Google reCAPTCHA (Google LLC)

    Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google LLC.
    The use of reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google privacy policy and terms of use.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

  • Infrastructure monitoring

    This type of service allows this Website to monitor the use and behavior of its components so its performance, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting can be improved.
    Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and mode of implementation of these services, whose function is to filter the activities of this Website.

    StatusCake (TrafficCake Limited)

    StatusCake is a monitoring service provided by TrafficCake Limited.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United Kingdom – Privacy Policy.

Other activities

Experience enhancement

This Website uses Cookies or other Identifiers to provide a personalized user experience by improving the quality of preference management options, and by enabling interaction with external networks and platforms.

  • Displaying content from external platforms

    This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them.
    This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

    Google Maps widget (Google LLC)

    Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google LLC that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Measurement

This Website uses Cookies or other Identifiers to measure traffic and analyze User behavior with the goal of improving the Service.

  • Analytics

    The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

    Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook pixel) (Facebook, Inc.)

    Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook pixel) is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects data from the Facebook advertising network with actions performed on this Website. The Facebook pixel tracks conversions that can be attributed to ads on Facebook, Instagram and Audience Network.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

    Google Analytics (Google LLC)

    Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
    Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

    Triptease

    The Triptease Platform is built to help hotels take back control of their distribution and increase their direct revenue.
  • Content performance and features testing (A/B testing)

    The services contained in this section allow the Owner to track and analyze the User response concerning web traffic or behavior regarding changes to the structure, text or any other component of this Website.

    Google Optimize (Google LLC)

    Google Optimize is an A/B testing service provided by Google LLC ("Google").

    Google may use Personal Data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

  • Heat mapping and session recording

    Heat mapping services are used to display the areas of a page where Users most frequently move the mouse or click. This shows where the points of interest are. These services make it possible to monitor and analyze web traffic and keep track of User behavior.
    Some of these services may record sessions and make them available for later visual playback.

    Hotjar Heat Maps & Recordings (Hotjar Ltd.)

    Hotjar is a session recording and heat mapping service provided by Hotjar Ltd.
    Hotjar honors generic „Do Not Track” headers. This means the browser can tell its script not to collect any of the User's data. This is a setting that is available in all major browsers. Find Hotjar’s opt-out information here.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies, Usage Data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

    Place of processing: Malta – Privacy PolicyOpt Out.

Targeting & Advertising

This Website uses Cookies or other Identifiers to deliver personalized marketing content based on User behavior and to operate, serve and track ads.

  • Remarketing and behavioral targeting

    This type of service allows this Website and its partners to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of this Website by the User.
    This activity is performed by tracking Usage Data and by using Cookies, information that is transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity.
    Some services offer a remarketing option based on email address lists.
    In addition to any opt-out offered by any of the services below, the User may opt out of a third-party service's use of cookies for certain remarketing features by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

    Users may also opt-out of certain advertising features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or ads settings in general.

    Facebook Custom Audience (Facebook, Inc.)

    Facebook Custom Audience is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Facebook advertising network.

    Users can opt out of Facebook's use of cookies for ads personalization by visiting this opt-out page.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and email address.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

    Facebook Remarketing (Facebook, Inc.)

    Facebook Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Facebook advertising network.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

    Google Ads Remarketing (Google LLC)

    Google Ads Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google LLC that connects the activity of this Website with the Google Ads advertising network and the DoubleClick Cookie.

    Users can opt out of Google's use of cookies for ads personalization by visiting Google's Ads Settings.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

How to provide or withdraw consent

Users can provide or withdraw consent to the use of Cookies and other Identifiers by setting their preferences within the cookie notice or by updating such preferences via the relevant consent-preferences widget accordingly, if available.

Additionally, Users can manage preferences regarding Identifiers directly from within their own device settings and prevent – for example – the storing of third-party Identifiers. It is also possible, via relevant browser or device features, to delete previously stored Identifiers, including those used to remember the User’s initial consent. Users can, for example, find information about how to manage Identifiers in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

With regard to any Identifiers stored by third parties, Users can manage their preferences and withdraw their consent by clicking the related opt-out link (where provided), by using the means indicated in the third party's privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

Notwithstanding the above, Users are hereby informed that they may follow the instructions provided by YourOnlineChoices (EU), the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. Such initiatives allow Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. The Owner thus recommends that Users make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.

Owner and Data Controller

H FOSTER
The Old Brewery,
Unit 2 Thames Court,
High Street, Goring-on-Thames, RG8 9AQ

Owner contact email: michelle@hfoster.co.uk

Since the storing of third-party Cookies and other Identifiers through the services used within this Website cannot be technically controlled by the Owner, any specific references to Identifiers stored by third parties are to be considered indicative. In order to obtain complete information, the User is kindly requested to consult the privacy policies of the respective third-party services listed in this document.

Given the objective complexity surrounding technologies related to Cookies and other Identifiers, Users are encouraged to contact the Owner should they wish to receive any further information on the use of such Identifiers by this Website.

Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically through this Website (or third-party services employed in this Website), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Website, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.

User

The individual using this Website who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.

Data Subject

The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Website. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Website.

This Website (or this Application)

The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.

Service

The service provided by this Website as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.

European Union (or EU)

Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Cookie

Cookies are Identifiers consisting of small sets of data stored in the User's browser.

Identifier

Any technology - including Cookies - that allows for the storing of information, or the accessing of already-stored information, on the User’s device.


Legal information

This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

This privacy policy relates solely to this Website, if not stated otherwise within this document.