BOS Website and Cookies Policy
Our website is designed to comply with current legislation with regards to data protection.
The website collects and uses information for:
What Other Website Tracking Do We Use?
We also collection information (itself held in the public domain) via Lead Forensics– this is information attributed to a static IP address which in no way identifies you as an individual.
When our website is browsed we use a tracking code managed by Lead Forensics. We are able to see non personal information about who has visited the website and what pages they have looked at. We receive information including the company name, business address and general contact number. We use these details in order to contact that company to see which of our products and services would be of interest in light of the visit they have made initially. Contact is made on the grounds of ‘legitimate interest’ i.e. our products or services could be of actual benefit and use to the company that has searched for us and looked at our website. Lead Forensics is fully GDPR compliant and no information is passed on or sold to third parties.
Contact Us and Sign Up Forms
Any information supplied to us via our Contact us page or newsletter sign up is sent to us by an email on our SMTP servers (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). These are protected by SSL which means that the information is encrypted and only decrypted by our local computers and devices. Data received is then carefully handled in accordance with GDPR guidelines in a secure environment.
Should an unlawful data breach of our website or any of our third parties websites take place which could have serious consequences, all relevant regulatory authorities will be informed within 72 hours of the breach and affected parties as soon as possible.
What is a Cookie and what does it do?
A cookie is a small text file – it is places on your hard disk by a Web server so it is effectively stored on your computer. They are specifically assigned to you and they can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies are designed hold a small about of data (i.e. the site’s name and unique user ID) which is specific to you to personalise your online experience and save you time by recalling what pages you visited and what information you read. When you return to what was viewed previously cookies help retrieve that information
Cookies and Privacy
Cookies are not in themselves a threat to the privacy of personal data as they only store information that is volunteered by the user or that the web server already has.
Some cookies are absolutely necessary for a website to function but they do not hold any personal data.
- to provide information requested by our users
- for authentication
- to count visitors
- to track users movements around our website
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can modify your own browser to decline cookies if you prefer to do so. Please note however that by declining cookies you may not be able to fully experience all the features of our website.