Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information that's stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. It can help identify your device – like your PC or mobile phone – whenever you visit that website. They are used by most major websites including POVEY.

This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. POVEY WATCHES LTD uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of products. POVEY WATCHES LTD has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling POVEY WATCHES LTD to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies are used for a variety of things that help improve your online experience. We use cookies to:
- give you a better online experience
- protect your security
- measure and improve our service
- work with partners and measure marketing 
- collect statistics about how our website is used so we can improve our website
- track where you have come from, for example if you were referred to us by another website by collecting anonymous data 

A practical example - If you're shopping in the POVEY shop and have put something in your basket a cookie will make sure that the item stays in your basket when you move to a different page and then on to the checkout. 

What information is kept by the cookie?

- a cookie will typically hold the name of the website that it has come from
- how long the cookie will stay on your computer or phone
- a value – usually a randomly generated unique number 

How long do cookies stay on my computer?

Session cookies – these only last until you close your browser. They are not stored on your hard drive. They are usually used to track the pages that you visit so that information can be customised for you for that visit.

Persistent cookies – these are stored on your hard drive until you delete them or they reach their expiry date. These may, for example, be used to remember your preferences when you use the site.

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings. 

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

How do cookies affect my privacy?

Cookies by themselves can't be used to find out the identity of any user. The information is completely anonymous and doesn't contain any of your personal data.

You can visit our website without revealing any personal information. We protect your personal information very carefully. The security and safety of your personal information is very important to us. We may ask you for personal information so you can buy something from our shop or where you wish to opt-in to our mailing list.

Types of cookies

Necessary - Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Preference - Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Statistics - Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Marketing - Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

What happens if I don't accept cookies?

If you decline cookies, some aspects of the POVEY site may not work on your computer, tablet or mobile phone and you may not be able to access areas you want on the website.

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org

What happens with social networks

If you choose to 'share' POVEY content with friends through Facebook, Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Our Cookies

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for.

Name: CookieConsent
Provider: poveywatches.com
Expires: 1 year
Category: Necessary
Purpose: Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain
Country: Ireland

Name: test
Provider: poveywatches.com
Expires: Persistent
Category: Necessary
Purpose: Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.  
Country: United States 

Name: collect
Provider: google-analytics.com
Expires: Session
Category: Statistics
Purpose: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Country: United States 

Name: _ga
Provider: poveywatches.com
Expires: 2 years
Category: Statistics
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Country: United States 

Name: _gat
Provider: poveywatches.com
Expires: 1 day
Category: Statistics
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
Country: United States 

Name: _gld
Provider: poveywatches.com
Expires: 1 day
Category: Statistics
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Country: United States 

Name: ss_cvisit
Provider: poveywatches.com
Expires: 1 day
Category: Statistics
Purpose: Contains data on the visit. Collects data such as time spent on the website and website interaction.
Country: United States 

Name: p.gif
Provider: typekit.com
Expires: Session
Category: Statistics
Purpose: Keeps track of special fonts used on the website for internal analysis. The cookie does not register any visitor data.  
Country: Hong Kong 

Name: fr
Provider: facebook.com
Expires: 3 months
Category: Marketing
Purpose: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
Country: United States 

Name: tr
Provider: facebook.com
Expires: Session
Category: Marketing
Purpose: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
Country: United States 

Name: lidc
Provider: linkedin.com
Expires: 1 day
Category: Marketing
Purpose: Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
Country: Ireland 

Name: _fbp
Provider: facebook.com
Expires: 3 months
Category: Marketing
Purpose: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
Country: United States 

Name: ss_cid, ss_cpvisit and ss_cvr
Provider: poveywatches.com
Expires: 2 years
Category: Marketing
Purpose: Collects data on visitors. This information is used to assign visitors into segments, making website advertisement more efficient. 
Country: United States 

Website Statistics Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more details please read Google’s Analytics overview. You can opt-out of Google Analytics cookies at any time through Google’s opt-out tool. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en

Our Cookie Policy was updated on 23rd February 2019.