Sharpsmart is committed to collecting and processing personal data (‘Personal Data’) and sensitive personal data (‘Sensitive Personal Data’) in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (the ‘GDPR’).
When you share Personal Data with us, we treat it with care and take our responsibility to protect it seriously.
“Analytics Cookies” means cookies that collect information about website traffic and use, unique users, unique sessions and store information about users’ sessions and website campaigns.
“Essential Cookies” means cookies that enable a website user to navigate a website and use its features and functions.
“EU Cookies Directive” is a directive from the European Union that requires prior informed consent for storage or for access to information stored on a user’s device and requires that website users actively agree to cookies and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons).
“Personal Data” refers to any information relating to an identifiable natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly. This includes information such as your name, email address, and contact details.
“Pixels” means a pixel or tag that is placed on a website or within an email for the purpose of tracking a website user’s interactions on a website or when emails are opened or accessed.
“Preference Cookies” means cookies that collect information about a website user’s choices and preferences.
“Social Media Cookies” means cookies that are used to enable a website user to share pages and content with third-party social networking websites.
“Web Beacons” or “clear gifs” mean small graphics which are embedded invisibly on a web page to manage content on a website.
Notice and Acceptance
The EU Cookies Directive requires that we obtain an affirmative action from you before we place cookies on your device. You can change your cookie settings at any time. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you accept all cookies on our Website.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files (often including a unique identifier) that can be stored on your computer, tablet or mobile device when you visit a website. A cookie stores a small amount of data on your device about your visit to a website.
These small files contain information about your browsing activity. Cookies are used to identify you when you come back to the Website and store details about your use of the Website (“first party cookies”).They are widely used to make websites work more efficiently, to improve user experience and also to provide information to website operators.
In addition, cookies can be used to analyse traffic and may be used to serve relevant ads to Website visitors through third party services such as Google AdWords (“third party cookies”).
Types of Cookies and how we use them
We may use Essential Cookies, Preference Cookies, Social Media Cookies, Analytics Cookies, and Advertising Cookies.
Our cookies help us to:
- Make our Website work as you would expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed and security of the Website
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
We may use persistent and session cookies to track your use of our Website. Persistent cookies are stored as a file on your computer and remain there when you close your web browser. Session cookies are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
In addition to cookies, we may use other similar technologies such as Web Beacons or Pixels to track how your use our Website.
More about our Cookies
Our own cookies
- To make our product enquiry and checkout work
- Remembering your search settings
Third party functions
Disabling these cookies will likely also disable the functions offered by these third parties.
Social Website Cookies
So that you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our Website.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
We use: Advertising Cookies
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn't as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies does not mean that you won't see adverts, rather that they won't be tailored to your use any longer.
We use: Remarketing Cookies
You may notice that sometimes after visiting a Website you see increased numbers of adverts from the Website you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies. As such, we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our Website. Do not be concerned as we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained above.
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
How to opt-out or change my Cookie settings?
You can opt-out from accepting our cookies by editing your browser options, but certain features of our Website will not function if you disable cookies.
You can find out how to manage and opt-out from cookies on popular browsers by visiting the specific browser developer’s website:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Safari Mobile (iPhone and iPads)
- Microsoft Edge
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, you can visit their website at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Our Contact Details
Data Protection Officer
Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1NF
Phone: 01388 810310 | 07548 093 322
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