Cookie Policy

Five Minutes Spare Cookie Policy.

Introduction

Our Cookie policy sets out how we utilise cookies within our website. References to ‘we’ and ‘our’ means Five Minutes Spare Limited who operates this platform. By continuing to use the site we assume you are explicitly agreeing to them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other devices when you visit our website. A cookie file is stored on your device which recognises you and makes your visit easier and more useful to you when you revisit a website. Mobile devices and browsers can be shared by several people, so cookies are not always identifiable at a personal level.

How does Five Minutes Spare use cookies?

Our website uses cookies, to help provide you with the best experience we can. You are free to reject cookies on our site by following the instructions below under “Turning off Cookies”.

Our cookies help us:

• Make our website work as you’d expect.
• Save you having to log in every time you visit the site.
• Remember your settings during and between visits.
• Improve the speed/security of the site.
• Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.
• Continuously improve our website for you.

We do not use cookies to:

• Collect any personally identifiable information.
• Collect any sensitive information.
• Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below:

Granting us permission to use cookies.

If the settings on your browser are set to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you have given us explicit consent to use them (although you will still be asked to confirm this). Should you wish to block cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about the Cookies we use:

Website Function Cookies

These are also referred to as essential cookies used to make our website work and include:
• Determining if you are logged in or not
• Remembering your settings
• Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
• Allowing you to add comments to our site
• Making any shopping basket and checkout work

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site as it won’t function without them.

Social Website Cookies.

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. You can check out some details of sharing widgets at the links below:

• For Twitter widgets, you can find more information here.
• For Facebook widgets, you can find more information here.
• For Pinterest widgets, you can find more information here.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site (so we know if we have enough computing resources available to ensure a pleasant user experience), what page they look at (to ensure we are providing content which people find useful) etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so-called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither ourselves, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards.
Some of our advertising may be in the form of display banners from third-party partners specialising in this area. Often these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visit so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. Our partners include: None at present

Affiliate Cookies

We may have partners who promote their products or services on a success-only basis on our site (i.e. instead of paying for advertising, they pay a commission on sales). Cookies are required to track these. Neither ourselves nor the partner is able to identify you personally from these cookies. Our affiliate cookies are provided by: None at present

Third Party Websites

Our website may link through to third party websites that may also use cookies over which we have no control. We recommend that you check the privacy and cookies policies of those websites for information about the cookies they may use and the collection of personal data. We can’t accept any responsibility for any content contained on these third-party websites.

Turning Cookies Off

If you don’t want to accept cookies you can switch them off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of our website (and virtually every other website as cookies are a standard part of site usability). If you choose to reject cookies we suggest that you subsequently go into the settings of your internet browser and navigate to the history section,  there’s usually a fairly obvious tool to delete any cookies already stored on your device. 

More information about cookies

Further information on how businesses use cookies and how to manage cookies is available at the following third-party website:
allaboutcookies.org
allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html

You may also want to check out our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy