Portable Offices (Hire) Ltd will not collect any personally-identifiable information about you (e.g. your name, address, telephone number or email address (“personal data”) through our websites unless you have provided it to us voluntarily. If you do not want your personal data collected, please do not submit it to us.
When you do provide us with personal data, we may use that information in the following ways, unless stated otherwise:
- we may store and process that information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services;
- we may use that information to contact you;
- and/or we may provide other third parties with summary – but not individual – information about visitors to or users of our sites.
We do not now and do not intend to sell, rent or market personal data about you to third parties.
Additional Information Collected Automatically
In some cases, we may automatically (i.e. not via registration) collect technical information when you connect to our site that is not personally-identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet Browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site.
Info Placed Automatically on Your PC ? Cookies
When you view one of our websites, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “Cookie” or similar file and can help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor a website to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to our Portable Offices (Hire) Ltd Cookies Policy to learn more about these functions.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data sent from web sites you visit – such as this one – and stored in your web browser. The EU Cookie Law states that, with some exceptions, web sites must not now create and set such cookies without your explicit permission first. In the spirit of working towards compliance we would like you to know the following.
What cookies we use
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are essential cookies that let you to move around the website and use its features, like accessing secure areas. Without them, services registration and logging in cannot be provided. These cookies don’t collect any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
- Performance Cookies
These collect information about how you use a website, for instance, which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages. They don’t collect information that identifies you; all the information is anonymous. It is used only to improve how the website works.
- Functionality Cookies
These remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide personal features. They can remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also provide services you’ve asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information they collect can be made anonymous. They can’t track other websites you visit.
- Targeting Cookies
These deliver adverts or messages relevant to you and your interests. Sometimes targeting cookies are linked to other sites, such as Facebook.
Within these four categorisations of cookie, cookies are sorted as either temporary (‘Session’ cookies) or more long-term (‘Persistent’ cookies).
- ‘Session’ cookies link your actions in one session only. This ‘session’ starts when the webpage is opened and finishes when it is closed. Then the cookie is deleted forever.
- ‘Persistent’ cookies are where the cookie remains on your phone or computer for a specific period of time. They are activated automatically when you visit a particular website.
One other difference is if the cookie is a ‘first-party cookie’ or a ‘third-party’ cookie. A first-party cookie is set by the Portable Offices (Hire) Ltd website you’re visiting, whereas a third-party cookie is set by someone else. Portable Offices (Hire) Ltd will only ever allow third-party cookies that are approved by the us.
How to turn off cookies (be warned our site and others sites may not function with cookies turned off)
For PCs: click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘About’ option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the ‘About’ option