Cookies Policy

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1. Introduction

We are Kalm HBF Ltd trading as Kalm Pilates (“we/us”) a limited company incorporated in England and Wales under company number 10458341with its registered office at PO Box 257, Worcester Park, England, KT49DY.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Cookies Policy (together with our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and any other documents referred to therein) sets out the basis on which any personal data and information we collect from our customers (“you/your”) through the use of our programs and services (“Services”), our Website (“Website”), or that you provide to us, and how it will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding our use of cookies. By visiting our Website, using any of our Services and any other access to us you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

Our Website and Services may contain links to third party websites that are not covered by this Privacy Policy. We therefore encourage you to review the privacy statements of other websites and applications to understand their information practices.

2. Background

Websites mainly use cookies to:

  • identify users
  • remember users’ custom preferences
  • help users complete tasks without having to re enter information when browsing from one page to another or when visiting the site later.

Cookies can also be used for online behavioural target advertising and to show adverts relevant to something that the user searched for in the past.

How are they used?
The web server supplying the webpage can store a cookie on the user’s computer or mobile device. An external web server that manages files included or referenced in the webpage is also able to store cookies. All these cookies are called http header cookies. Another way of storing cookies is through JavaScript code contained or referenced in that page.

Each time the user requests a new page, the web server can receive the values of the cookies it previously set and return the page with content relating to these values. Similarly, JavaScript code is able to read a cookie belonging to its domain and perform an action accordingly.

What are the different types of cookies?
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or
  • persistent cookie which remains on the user’s computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.

As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:

  • first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
  • third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page’s domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain.

The relevant European Directive – more specifically Article 5(3) – requires prior informed consent for storage or for access to information stored on a user’s terminal equipment. In other words, we
must ask users if they agree to most cookies and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, Flash cookies, etc.) before we start to use them.

For consent to be valid, it must be informed, specific, freely given and must constitute a real indication of the individual’s wishes.

However, some cookies are exempt from this requirement. Consent is not required if the cookie is:

  • used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication, and
  • strictly necessary in order for the provider of an information society service explicitly required by the user to provide that service.

Cookies clearly exempt from consent according to the EU advisory body on data protection- WP29 include:

  • user input cookies (session-id) such as first party cookies to keep track of the user’s input when filling online forms, shopping carts, etc., for the duration of a session or persistent cookies limited to a few hours in some cases
  • authentication cookies, to identify the user once he has logged in, for the duration of a session
  • user centric security cookies, used to detect authentication abuses, for a limited persistent duration
  • multimedia content player cookies, used to store technical data to play back video or audio content, for the duration of a session
  • load balancing cookies, for the duration of session
  • user interface customisation cookies such as language or font preferences, for the duration of a session (or slightly longer)
  • third party social plug in content sharing cookies, for logged in members of a social network.

3. Our use of Cookies:

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

For further information on how we treat personal data please refer to our Privacy policy.

Last updated – October 2017