Privacy & Cookies

Alcumus Holdings Ltd is committed to protecting your privacy. We value our visitors and endeavour to create an enjoyable and safe shopping experience when visiting our website.


This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give when you use this website. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

An introduction to cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.


We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.


Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.


Cookies deployed by our website:

- ensure that functionality operates as intended

- remember your choices and preferences during and between visits

- allow you to share pages via social network widgets like Facebook, Twitter and AddThis

- allow you to interact with our website by leaving comments or opinions

- post enquiries via our Anti-Spam enquiry form

- track your visit for statistical analysis, allowing us to improve the usability, speed and security of our website

Cookies are not deployed to:

- collect any personal identifiable information (without your express permission)

- collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

- pass data to advertising networks

- pass personally identifiable data to third parties

- pay sales commissions

Your consent for cookie deployment by our website.

Upon your first visit to our website, you may have noticed our banner alerting you to the use of cookies by our website. In compliance with the 2011 EU Cookie Law, our website operates on an ‘Implied Consent’ basis. This means that we will assume that you have opted-in for our website to deploy cookies until you choose to deactivate them within your browser settings or via the instructions below. By default, the majority of popular web browsers automatically permit websites to deploy cookies onto your device. Below you can learn more about the specific cookies deployed by our website, and how they can be disabled. For more information on the EU Cookie Law in the UK, we recommend visiting the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website where you can find the latest information, guidelines and advice on the EU Cookie Law.


Cookies used by our website

Social Network Sharing

We encourage users to share our content and/or like our on profile on the popular Social Media websites Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn. In order to make ‘Social Sharing’ accessible, our website utilises widgets either provided directly from the Social Networks and/or via amalgamative widgets from third parties such as AddThis. Cookies and privacy implications from the social networks vary and will be dependent on your nominated privacy settings with each Social Network. Social Sharing buttons will only deploy cookies if you are signed to that respective Social Network at the time of being on our website.


Analytical Tracking

Our website has Google Analytics installed which allows us to track and compile anonymous visitor statistics. The information collected ranges from simple traffic volume to the type of browser you are viewing our website with. This information is valuable to us not just for marketing analysis and quantification, but to improve the usability, security and load speed of our website content. Google Analytics is a popular, secure, flagship webmaster product from Google. The privacy and security of Google Analytics data is a high priority at Google that you can read more about on Google’s Analytics Data Safeguarding page. Google also offer a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on that will allow you to automatically Opt-out of all websites that track your activity via Google Analytics. No personal information is collected by Google Analytics.


Cookie Consent Check

As mentioned above, upon your first visit our website displays a banner at the top of the page alerting you about cookies being deployed by our website. In order for our website to remember your choice of opting-in, we store an anonymous cookie to remove the alert banner for 28 days. To prevent this cookie being stored, simply do not accept and close the alert. If you have already accepted the alert and you wish to remove the cookie, please clear your cookies within your browser settings.


Kentico

Our website, either in full or in part, is built on the popular enterprise CMS framework – Kentico. Kentico utilises cookies to allow visitors to register, login and comment on our website’s content. If you do not wish to participate in commenting on our website, Kentico will not deploy any cookies onto your device. Cookies will only be created by Kentico if you actively register or comment via the clear forms on our website.


Enquiry Forms

Visitors can choose to contact us via enquiry form(s) on our website. In order to prevent spam enquiries, we protect our forms with a ‘CAPTCHA’ challenge to ensure the submission is from a living person, rather than a computer bot. This CAPTCHA challenge creates a cookie that is used only to check the input response from the user is correct. The CAPTCHA cookie does not store any other information from your enquiry.


Google Maps/Places

Our website may have our Google Maps/Places profile embedded within an iframe. Google Maps creates cookies that enable the functionality of their powerful mapping software. No personal information is stored or shared on the cookies deployed by Google Maps/Places.


Actual cookies deployed

Below is a table of information which lists all cookies deployed and used on our website.

 

Cookie name Level Description
CMSCookieLevel System Specifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor.
ASP.NET_SessionId System Keeps the user session ID for security reasons.
CMSCsrfCookie System Store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery.
CMSPreferredCulture Essential Stores the visitor's preferred content culture.
CMSMobileRedirected Essential Indicates if the visitor has been redirected to the mobile version of the website by the Mobile device redirection web part.
CMSCurrentTheme Essential Stores the name of the current visual theme to provide proper design to the dialog windows.
Webauthtoken Essential Live ID authentication cookie.
CMSForumPostAnswer Essential Keeps a list of Question-Answer forum posts in which the user voted for an answer to prevent repeated votes.
CMSVotedPolls Essential Keeps a list of polls where the user voted to prevent repeated votes.
CMSRatedDocuments Essential Keeps a list of pages that the user rated to prevent repeated votes.
CMSShowDesktopVersion Essential Indicates that the visitor has switched to the desktop (default) version of the website from a specific device profile.
CMSWindowsUser Essential Stores information for users who were imported from an Active Directory domain during authentication.
.ASPXFORMSAUTH Essential Stores the user's encrypted authentication ticket when using forms authentication.
CMSPreferredUICulture Editor Stores the preferred UI culture of the user.
CMSViewMode Editor Stores the user's current view mode (Edit, Preview, Design, etc.).
CMSImpersonation Editor Stores user information when impersonating a different user in the administration interface.
CMSUserWords Editor User's custom word dictionary kept by the spell checker.
DisplayContentInDesignMode Editor Remembers the user's setting of the Web part content checkbox on the Design tab (for example in the Pages application).
DisplayContentInUIElementDesignMode Editor Remembers the user's setting of the Web part content check box on the Design tab of UI elements.
CMSMacroDesignerTab Editor Remembers the last active tab of the Edit macro condition dialog.
CMSSplitMode Editor Remembers the state of the language version split-view mode when editing multilingual websites.
CMSPreviewState Editor Stores the user's latest page design preview preferences.
CMSPropertyTab Editor Remembers the last active tab of the Properties section in the Pages application.
CMSViewTab Editor Remembers the last active tab of the View section in the Preview mode of the Pages application.
CMSValidationTab Editor Remembers the last active tab of the Validation section in the Preview mode of the Pages application.
CMSEdVariantSliderPositions<templateid> Editor Remembers the position of the variant slider when defining variants for MVT or Content personalization.
CMSWebPartToolbarCategory Editor Stores the selected web part category on the web part toolbar.
CMSWebPartToolbarMinimized Editor Remembers if the user minimized the web part toolbar on the Design tab.
CMSCurrentDeviceProfileName Editor Stores the selected device profile when editing pages.
CMSCurrentDeviceProfileRotate Editor Remembers whether the device preview uses the landscape or portrait view.
CMSUniGraph Editor Stores the user's Snap to grid preference in the advanced workflow and marketing automation designer.
CMSSessionToken Editor Stores the token used by the web service that provides the advanced workflow and marketing automation designer.
ABSelectorState<ABtestname> Editor Stores the state of the selectors on AB test overview page.
VisitorStatus Visitor Indicates if the visitor is new or returning. Used for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics.
Source Visitor Stores the channel which the user came from (e.g., email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
Campaign Visitor Stores the web analytics Campaign assigned to the visitor.
TrackedCampaigns Visitor Stores all the web analytics Campaigns, which should be tracked within a JavaScript snippet.
UrlReferrer Visitor Stores the URL referrer from which the user arrives on the website.
CurrentContact Visitor Stores the GUID of the contact related to the current site visitor. Used to track activities on the website.
CMSAB<ABtestname> Visitor Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor. Stores the name of the page variant assigned to the visitor, the list of performed conversions and information whether visitor is included in A/B testing specified by an A/B test.
CMSMVT<mvtestname> Visitor Stores the combination of variants assigned to the visitor by an MVT test. Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor.
CMSNoTestMVT<templateid> Visitor Stores the currently selected MVT combination for editors in the administration interface.
CMSShoppingCart Visitor Stores a reference to the user's active shopping cart.
CMSBodyClass Visitor Body element class to provide accessibility standards.
CMSEd<GUID>Current Visitor Stores the current step of Wizard layout web parts.
CMSUserPage Visitor Stores the IDs (DocumentID, NodeID) of the last visited page. Used for logging landing and exit page web analyticsand activities.
ChatLoggedInToken Visitor Stores the login state for the Chat application (indicates if the user is in the online state).
ChatSupportLoggedInToken Visitor Indicates if the user is logged in to the support chat.
<Window name>_<Group ID>_roomID Visitor Stores bindings between groups of chat web parts and chat rooms (for a specific window or tab).
chat_autoinitchat_displayed_<GUID> Visitor Remembers if the Automatically initiated chat web part was shown to the user (prevents multiple chat initiation messages).
chat_kick_roomid_<room ID> Visitor Indicates that the user was kicked from the specified chat room (and is not allowed to return).
StrandsSBS_* Visitor Used by the Strands Recommender solely for its own purposes. The cookies are managed on the Strands side.
CMSStrandsTrackEvent_* Visitor Stores persistent HTTP context after a page is reloaded. Used for tracking of shopping cart events.
__openid_selector_* Visitor Stores OpenId user identification for authentication purposes.
CMSLandingPageLoaded Visitor Indicates that the landing page has already been visited and the Landing page activity is not logged again for the current visitor. Expires after 20 minutes and the expiration period of the key is renewed every time the website is accessed again.


How to disable cookies

Most modern browsers allow you to control your cookie settings for all websites that you browse. You can disable cookie deployment completely by editing your browser settings, however in doing this you may be limiting the functionality that is displayed on our website. To learn how to disable cookies on your preferred browser we recommend reading this advice posted by Google.

If you are concerned about cookies tracking your movements on the Internet then you may be concerned about spyware. Spyware is the name given to a particular band of cookies that track personal information about you. There are many antispyware programs that you can use to prevent this from happening. Learn more about antispyware software – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware. As mentioned earlier in this page you call also disable Google Analytics on all websites by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.