Purposes of cookies
Types of cookies
Cookies we use are categorised as “session cookies” or “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are stored in your computer only temporarily while you are browsing our websites. Persistent cookies are stored even after you stop browsing our websites and remain on your computer until they expire or you delete them. Cookies are classified into the following types depending on their functions and providers.
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the websites to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the websites will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Performance cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our websites. They help us to know which webpages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the websites. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our websites and will not be able to monitor their performance.
Social Media cookies: These cookies enable you to make it easier to access social networks and online social tools by sharing comments, ratings, webpages, bookmarks, and help.
Targeting cookies: These cookies may be set on our websites by us or our partner companies and service providers. They may be used by those partner companies or by us to build, by combining with other information as necessary, a profile of your interests and show adverts relevant to you on our websites or other websites. They do not store directly personal information but function based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Functional cookies: These cookies enable the websites to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our webpages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Storage period of cookies
Except for strictly necessary cookies, each cookie will expire after the storage period specified in the table in the “Cookies used on our websites” section below.
Cookies used on our websites
The following table lists the cookies that we use on our websites.
|Cookie type||Description||Personal data||Storage period||Example|
|Strictly necessary||These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.||These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.||365 days.|
|Performance||These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.||All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.||It expires two years from a set date.||Google Analytics:
Please see here for details.
|Targeting||These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.||They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.||Determined by a third-party provider of each cookie.||
|Functional cookies||These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.||These cookies do not process personal data as they do not identify you as an individual.|
Management of cookie preferences
The browsers of most computers (which means a device that can be connected with the Internet such as a PC, smartphone and tablet) are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for our websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser’s ‘help’ function or the following websites (please click each link) will tell you how to do this.
If you choose to make an online enquiry, we will collect your personal information including your email address, name, and address and use such information to respond to your enquiry. If you agree to the collection and use of your personal information, please read this policy, check the consent box in the “Online Enquiries” section below, and click on the button. You will then be able to send us an email that is filled out with our email address for enquiries.
Please note that, depending on the nature of your enquiry, we may disclose your personal information to our affiliated operating company that is responsible for the relevant products or advertising so that the company can reply to your enquiry.
SEIKO UK- Personal information enquiries
Telephone enquiries: +44-(0)1628-770988
Available hours: 8:30 – 16:15 (except weekends and holidays);
Online Enquiries: [email protected]