1. About our cookies – supporting informed choice

Mark Allen websites use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit that are used in order to make a user's experience more efficient, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Mark Allen Group use these first-party cookies to help personalise and enhance your online experience when visiting our websites. We also use third-party cookies – those from a different domain to the website you are visiting – to help with our advertising and marketing efforts.

Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

There are two types of cookies:

-“Session Cookies” – Stored temporarily in your computer’s memory while you are visiting a website and are deleted when you close your browser.

-“Persistent Cookies” – Stored for a set period on your computer and used to determine whether there has been any contact between us and your computer in the past.

2. Cookie categories

We use cookies for a number of different purposes across our websites. The cookies that we use fall into one of the following categories:

-Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly 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 and therefore they cannot be switched off.

-Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.

-Functional Cookies

These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you're in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for you. They may also be used to provide services you've asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you've previously made or personalise your browsing experience. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

-Targeting Cookies

These cookies gather information about your browsing habits. They may be set through our website by us or by our advertising partners They remember that you've visited a website and share this information with other organisations such as advertisers. They do this in order to provide you with advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. Although these cookies can track your visits to other websites, they don't know who you are. They do not store personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

3. Your control options

When you use any of our websites for the 1st time you will be notified about our use of cookies via a “pop up” banner. This is to inform you that cookies or similar technologies are deployed on your device and give you the option to enable or disable them. Some of these cookies or similar technologies may facilitate the processing of personal data.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.