Cookie Policy v1.0

What Are Cookies

This website uses cookies which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your user experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these. You can prevent cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more information about cookies, visit: www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

3rd Party Cookies

These cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Some Mears Group PLC web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube or Twitter, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you share a link to a Mears Group PLC page, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. We have no control over third-party cookies – you can turn them off, but not through us.

Our web sites are purely to provide business services or detail services we provide and therefore do not require any tracking functionality related to advertising or revenue generation.

On some sites we use tracking software, including Google Analytics, to collect and monitor visitor traffic and site usage for the sole purpose of helping us develop and improve the design and layout of the websites. This Information includes:

  • number of visitors to the site
  • search terms used to find the site
  • where visitors to the site have come from
  • the pages visited on the website and how long is spent on each webpage

These cookies collect information in an anonymous form. Google undertakes that it will not link your IP address with any other data held by Google.

To provide website visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics you can download and install the Google Analytics opt-out add-on for your web browser.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies can affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies totally will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies unless you have a good understanding of the difference between 1st and 3rd party cookies.

For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

The table below details all the cookies that the Website uses and the reason why:

Cookie Name Expires Reason Category Blockable? More Information
Site Analytics (Google) _gat, _ga, _gidv

N/A These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. 3rd Party Analytics Yes Google Analytics