Cookie Policy

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Last updated: 04 February 2024

Patchwork Hub Limited (“we”, “our”, “us”), and certain third parties, use cookies to collect personal data and to store information or gain access to information stored on your device, when you use our website (at patchworkhub.org) and our services (together, the “Services”). This policy tells you more about cookies and how we use them in our Services. 

If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them by following the instructions in this policy below or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from our Services cannot be placed on your computer or device.

We may change this policy from time to time. If we make any material changes to the way we handle your personal data in relation to cookies, we will let you know by posting an updated version of this policy on our website.

1. What are Cookies?

When you visit or access our Services, we use and authorise third parties to use cookies. Cookies are small text files, stored on your browser, that uniquely identify your browser or device. Cookies improve your user experience, for example, by enabling our Services to recognise you when you re-visit, remember your preferences, and provide you with the ability to use customised features. Cookies are also used to make websites work in an efficient way. You can find more information about cookies at allaboutcookies.org

Cookies can remain on your device for different periods of time. Some cookies exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “permanent”, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by us to recognise your device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.

2. How do we use cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies. First party cookies are set directly by us whereas third party cookies are set by a third party (such as analytics providers).

We use cookies that perform the following functions:

  • Essential Cookies, which are essential to the functioning of our Services, to provide a service requested by you or to comply with the law (e.g. the security requirements of data protection law). We do not need to obtain your consent in order to use these cookies and these cookies cannot be turned off as we cannot provide the Services without them.
  • Performance Cookies, which enable us to collect information about your online activity (e.g. the duration of your use of the Services), including behavioural data and content engagement. They allow us to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the Services.

The below sets out the types of cookies we and our partners use in connection with the Services, and the purposes for which we use them:

Provider: Google (Third party)

Name: Google Analytics

Function and Purpose: Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with the website. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track user interactions, as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our site. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our website. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. For more information on Google Analytics, see here.  You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Duration: 1 year, 1 month and 4 days

How to disable: Please click here.

3. Changing your settings

We use cookies when providing our Services to make sure you can use and enjoy our Services easily. Some of these cookies are essential and we can’t provide our Services without them, but there are others that can be turned off. You have the right to choose whether or not to accept these optional cookies. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Services.

Most browsers allow you to change your settings so that you can:

  • See what cookies are used on your device and delete all non-essential cookies on a collective basis
  • Block third party cookies
  • Block cookies from particular sites
  • Block all cookies from being set
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser (although deleting cookies means that any preference settings you have made on our Services may be lost)

For more information on how to manage your browser settings, please see below: 

 

 

If you have disabled one or more cookies, we will still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set; however, we will stop using the disabled cookies to collect any further information.

4. Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please send an email to [email protected].

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to help our site function. We’d also like to use analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use our website.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.


Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core website functionality such as network management, security and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may impact how the website functions.


Analytics cookies

 

We’d like to collect website analytics cookies information using Google Analytics to help us improve our website. We collect this data by running Google Analytics JavaScript on your device, which collects data about how you interact with our site. The data is collected in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information please see our Cookies page.