Cookies are used in order to properly facilitate good access to different services, common to users browsing the internet. Among such services you will find some of the following: personalizing the language settings – users can select the language of the website visited, on how they want to display the content. Users have the possibility of using the back button if the content language is not to their liking. Cookies offer information on how a user uses the website. Such information is used in order to arrange and edit the website’s content in order to make it more useful.
What is a “cookie”?
The definition of an internet cookie, also known as a browser cookie or HTTP cookie is a small file, formed from letters and numbers, which is stored on the computer or other device used by a user to access the Internet. This cookie is installed through a request sent to a web-server to a browser. Depending on the type of browser you use (Safari, Edge, Chrome or Mozilla) the cookie is passive. It is important to know that a cookie does not have software programmer such as spyware or viruses. Furthermore cookie doesn’t have the capacity to access information present on the user’s hard drive. Cookie cannot harm your computer or device.
In most situations the duration of an internet cookie is determined and formed from two parts: name and content or value. Important to know: a cookie in itself does not ask for information or personal data in order to be used. In addition, in most cases a cookie can’t identify specifically an internet user.
There are two types of cookies:
Cookie session – this particular type of cookie is stored temporarily in the cookie folder of the browser used to visit the website. This is where the cookie is memorized until the user decides to leave the website or opts to close the browser window.
This type of cookie enable us to recognize your browser next time you visit our site.
Persistent cookie – this type of cookie is stored on the hard drive of a computer (with a pre-determined duration). This is where you will find cookies placed by another website than the one the user visits, known in the general language as “third party cookies”. Such cookies can store the interest of a user, because later on he or she will receive relevant advertising.
What is the utility of a HTTP cookie?
Cookies ensure visitors a pleasant browsing experience and in most cases help other websites to offer better services to users (depending on their preferences and interests).
Users have the possibility of deleting at any time cookies by using the browser settings. You should know that modern browsers – Mozilla, Safari, Edge, Opera, Internet Explorer or Chrome – offer users the possibility of changing cookies settings. The settings can be found in the options section or in the preference menu (depending on the browser you use).
You also can set your browser to notify you when we set cookies and allow cookies individually, to only accept cookies in certain cases, or to always block cookies. You can set your browser to automatically delete cookies when you close the browser. However, you should be aware that deactivating cookies may limit website functionality.
The cookies used by the website www.bokconstruction.co.uk are analytical cookies sent by Google Analytics. These cookies provide information about the number of visitors and their browsing patterns (types of pages visited). Information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is normally forwarded to a Google server in the United States of America , where the information is there stored. Google uses that information on behalf of the website owner in order to analyze your use of the site, to generate reports on site activity and to provide the owner with further services associated with site use and internet use. This type of cookies will help us improve the way our site works.
We use the information in order to make sure that visitors find quickly the content they need. In addition the information collected by analytical cookies and user in order to properly estimate the audience size, general usage and analyze various trends. We can use the information in order to optimize the website functionality. You have the possibility of learning more about Google Analytics by visiting this page (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245). In addition you can also stop the tracking process by Google Analytics on all websites that you visit simply by visiting this page https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
IP visitor address
As we stated earlier our website logs your IP address and other specific information about the computer you use for security and administrative reasons. Such information (not containing personal data) is statistical and can be used to block users that might want to access restricted parts of the website. This website uses IP anonymization for Google Analytics in order to protect your personal data. When this service is enable (IP anonymization), Google shortens your IP address within the member states of European Union and in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before sending it to a Google server. Only in rare cases will your full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and then shortened there. Google does not associate the IP address that your browser sends to Google Analytics with any other information in Google’s possession.
If we are in possession of any further personal information or data about our website users, we will not associate it with website – tracking information or other non-personal information.
You should know that the website is operated by BOK representatives from the United Kingdom. If you begin to use website from another country then you are subjected to the law applicable there.
Disabling website tracking
You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the important settings in your browser.
Although, please be advised that in doing so the new settings may prevent you from using all of the functions on our site and other websites to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent information generated by a cookie and related to the use of the site by you (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and being processed by Google. If you want to do so, click on the following link, then download and install the opt-out browser add-on: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gapoptout?hl=en. Moreover you have de option of disabling the collection of information on how you use our website. You can do that if you click on the following link: disable Google Analytics. This sets a special opt-out cookie that prevents your usage data from being collected if you visit our website in the future.
Bok Developments site does not use the function from Google Analytics for remarketing. If the company decides that the site will use remarketing, this present policy will be amended.
Type of information present on our website
We undergo a constant effort to make sure that every piece of information present on our website is correct. We must mention that the information present here is for guidance only, for further information please contact us through our contact form. You must know that our staff works every day to make sure that all content is correct. BOK Developments has the right to change the information present here at any given time with no prior announcement. Users have the possibility of contacting BOK staff in order to obtain more information on the content development of the website. Any technical aspects regarding different construction projects might prove to be different in some situations. In addition, all specifications of projects (images, plans, dimensions and photographs) present on our website might be the subject of change at any time.
By continuing to use our website, you acknowledge and also agree to the content parameters set forth above. If you want more information about our content policy please feel free to contact us.
On behalf of BOK Developments staff, we would like to thank you for visiting our website.