Information we collect about you
We collect information about you when you:
- Visit the Website, and other sites accessible from the Website.
- Register with and buy products or services on the Website.
- Contact Us via one of the contact forms on the site
- Use the online chat facility
Using your information
Collecting your personal information helps us to better understand what you need from us. We use your information to:
- Manage and improve the Website
- Personalise our services to you
- Administer and operate your account
- Process your orders
- Understand your shopping behaviour to develop and improve our products and services.
We may share your personal information across the Don Ruffles limited network of sites so we can provide you with relevant products and services. Your personal information is safe with us and will never be released to companies outside of Don Ruffles for their marketing purposes.
We may use and share anonymised information outside Don Ruffles. However, we would like to reassure you that this never includes your personal information.
In order to comply with new rules, we use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on the Website, or which may be dropped by third parties through our websites. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don’t want to have them on your device. Please be reassured that we are working on other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the Website.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies used on the Website
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Behavioural advertising and online privacy
We recommend that you accept cookies from our website, as you will not be able to use our online shopping service without them, and it would make it difficult for us to identify future improvements to services based on tracked visitor behaviour.
The table below explains cookies we use and why.
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These cookies are essential for the normal operation of the website. They enable the website to remember things from one page to the next. If you block these cookies, the website will not remember what you add to your shopping basket. These cookies are automatically deleted from your computer at the end of your web browser session or when your web browser is closed.
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|Visitor tracking||visit||This cookie gives us an alternative way (in addition to Google Analytics) of tracking visitor numbers to our website. The cookie contains a unique number and the date of the first visit to the website.||This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information. However, if you sign in to our website with a username and password, our website will know who you are and the website's records of pages you have visited and features you have used may be identifiable and linked to your username.|
|Consent||consent||If we have asked for your consent to store a cookie on your computer for a particular purpose, this consent cookie may be present. If you delete or block this cookie, our website might repeatedly ask for your consent each time you visit any page of our website.|
Third Party Websites
Don Ruffles is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any 3rd party websites linked from this site and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.