Cookie Policy for Hamber Safes

August 2019 – This is the Cookie Policy for Hamber Safes, accessible from

Introduction and principles

Like most websites, the Hamber Safes website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small text files that websites save into your device via your web browser. They’ve been around since the mid-1990’s and are one of the most widely used technologies on the internet. Many essential website functions rely on cookies. For example, you can’t shop online without them as they are used to remember what you add to your shopping basket.

Some cookies that we may use will collect personal information about you. Any personal information that is collected will be used in accordance with our ‘privacy policy’. Cookies are there to allow our website to work and to help us to understand what information is most useful to visitors to our website.

This cookies policy describes how we use cookies on our website. In this policy, when we refer to “Hamber Safes’, ‘we’ or ‘our’ we mean Hamber Safes Limited, or the companies we work with who provide our website and other support services.

By continuing to use our website you accept that cookies will be set on your device as outlined in this cookies policy.

How We Use Cookies

Many cookies we may use on our website perform essential functions and enable you to move around our website and the website features. For example, if you log into your account, they remember the information in your account. We refer to these cookies in this policy as ‘strictly necessary cookies’.

Other cookies we may use are not essential, but they help us to understand how our website is used by visitors, so that we can improve what we do online. We may use web analytics tools for this. They look at things like how long our website takes to load, how it is used and what information visitors to our site look at most. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that you find what you are looking for easily. They also help identify any parts of our website that isn’t working as well as it should (so we can fix things and make our website better for you and other users). We refer to these cookies in this policy as ‘performance cookies’.

Additional cookies we may use allow our website to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to remember choices that you make (such as your user name, or the region you are in), and provide enhanced, more personal features. We refer to these cookies as ‘functionality cookies’.

A further type of cookie that might be used lets us know how well any online advertising that we might be using works, and where we should place any online advertisements. These cookies let us know if one of our advertisements on another website (such as Google), has sent a visitor to our website. This type of cookie also helps us reach people who are more interested in our products. We refer to these cookies as ‘advertising cookies’.

We also combine information collected from cookies with any records we may have of you as a customer of Hamber Safes. For example, we may combine information from cookies with personal information you share with us for profiling and statistical analysis.

Types of cookies we may use

Cookies fall into two general categories:

– First party cookies (which we set).
– Third party cookies (which are set by third parties).

First party cookies

These cookies are set by us. For the most part, they enable essential functionality on our website. They may also include some internal analytic activities, which we use to understand how our website is used by visitors so we can improve them.

Third party cookies

These cookies are not set by us, but are set by selected third parties that we work with. Some of these third-party cookies enable useful services, for example they are needed if, from time to time, we undertake questionnaires or if we provide interactive services, such as ‘live chat’. Others may be set by advertising networks that we may work with to keep track of your browsing activities to allow us to place online advertisements in the most appropriate places. In the section below, ‘managing cookies’, we explain how you can change your settings so that third parties (including advertisers), know that you do not want to be tracked.

Social media cookies

Some pages on our website let you share our content through social media sites. Sometimes we may embed videos from such sites such as YouTube. These sites set their own cookies, which we don’t control. Those social media sites may have their own cookies polices, which if available, will normally be contained on their websites. You should carefully review these cookies policies to make sure that you are happy to accept them.

Session and permanent cookies

Cookies within the three categories described above can be further categorised depending on if they are ‘session’ cookies or ‘permanent cookies’:

Session cookies are cookies which expire when you close your browser (or if you stay inactive for a certain time). They are used in the e-commerce section of our website so that you can continue browsing without losing what you put in your shopping basket.

Permanent cookies are cookies which persist even when the browser is closed. They are used to remember you so that you don’t have to re-enter login information every time you visit a website.

Managing cookies

The most popular web browsers all allow you to manage cookies.

You can choose to accept or reject all cookies, or just specific types of cookies.

What happens if you reject all cookies

If you reject all cookies you will still be able to use some parts of our website but some other useful sections will not work. For example, you will not be able to log in and access your account or make purchases.

More information about managing cookies

For more information about cookies, and also the article on ‘HTTP cookies’ on Wikipedia provide very useful information.

Please note that we do not currently respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

Changes to this cookie policy

We will review, and where necessary update, this policy from time to time.

If we have your email address, we may email you with information on any changes.

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our cookie policy please email to or write to us at Cutter House, Woodrolfe Road, Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8SB. We will respond to any such communication as soon as possible.

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