Cookie Notice

By visiting this website with your browser settings adjusted to allow cookies, you are consenting to In Harmony using cookies for the purposes outlined below in order to provide you with a fully functional on-line experience. You can block cookies (including essential cookies) at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block essential cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

The data we collect through these cookies is solely for the purpose of enhancing our website and your browsing experience as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.  It is never used to identify you and we would never share or sell on this data.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file which is downloaded and stored on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. Where cookie technology is not available, an anonymous identifier may be used. An anonymous identifier is a random string of characters used for the same purposes as a cookie.

The information stored within any given cookie can only be accessed by the website that created it and cookies are limited to communicating only the information that you have disclosed to the site.

Essential cookies provide information requested by the website user, for example a cookie for a shopping cart so that a website remembers your order at the checkout page. There are also other types of cookies which are described below, including non-essential cookies which include cookies for analytics purposes.

Analytics Cookies:

Analytics cookies do not collect or store visitors or client’s personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this cannot be used to identify individuals. Google Analytics use cookies (or, if applicable, anonymous identifiers) to collect data that helps website owners understand how people are using the site and are usually classed as non-essential cookies. In Harmony uses Google Analytics Cookies.

 

Essential Cookies:

Essential or necessary cookies provide information requested by the website to make our site work more effectively and enable core functionality such as accessibility and security. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, however this may affect how the website functions for you.  

Non-essential Cookies:

This is any cookie that is not an essential cookie which includes analytic cookies as outlined above, behavioural tracking, and for making logins easier.

Session Cookies:

These are cookies which are typically deleted when you close your browser; also known as in-memory, transient, or non-persistent cookies. For example, a shopping cart which remembers the products or services you select, adding them to the cart, which remain when you load a new page. Session cookies are used by this Website, and the types of Session cookies can be seen below in the table.

Persistent Cookies:

These cookies remain on your computer but are there only for a set period of time. The table below that lists the cookies used by this Website, show in the ‘Duration’ column the length of time the ‘Persistent’ cookies stay on your computer for.

Secure Cookies:

Secure cookies can be transmitted only by way of an encrypted connection such as https, these are for making the cookies more secure from being hacked and fraud taking place.  

Functional Cookies:

Functional cookies help to personalise your browsing experience. For example, on an ecommerce site they will remember your preferences or on a music site like Spotify they will remember your choice of playlists or your favourite songs, so they can help you find new content.

First-party Cookies:

First-party cookies that are set by our Website. For example the cookie is set by beinharmony.co.uk and saved onto the hardware of a browser of the In Harmony website.

Third-party Cookies:

Third-party cookies are cookies set by a website with a different domain other than our website, such as adverts. These types of cookies are usually used by advertisers to track your behaviours across multiple websites.

Authentication Cookies:

These cookies verify who you are and are used when one system needs to talk to another system to ensure you are who you say you are.

Tracking Cookies:

A tracking cookie is a persistent cookie that tracks peoples browsing behaviour over a certain period of time to enhance the persons browsing experience and to provide data to enhance products and services offered.

The essence of the above descriptions from the Small Business Legal Academy Legal Foundations course and The GDPR Book for Dummies by Suzanne Dibble.

How we use this information:

Cookies are used to collect information about how people use the website. This informs how we improve the website for future use and helps us ensure our Website is meeting visitors and client’s needs. Cookies store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on our Website, how they got there and what they click on. By continuing to browse our Website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Types of First Party Cookies used by our website (In Harmony will be updating this list shortly to include any Third-party cookies it uses).

Cookie Name: XSRF-TOKEN

Purpose: Used for security reasons

Duration: Session

Cookie Type: Essential

Servicing: First-party

Cookie Name: hs

Purpose: Used for security reasons

Duration: Session

Cookie Type: Essential

Servicing: First-party

Cookie Name: svSession

Purpose: Used in connection with user login

Duration: 2 years

Cookie Type: Essential

Servicing: First-party

Cookie Name: svSession

Purpose: Used in connection with user login

Duration: 2 years

Cookie Type: Essential 

Servicing: First-party

Cookie Name: SSR-caching

Purpose: Used to indicate the system from which the site was rendered

Duration: 1 minute

Cookie Type: Essential

Servicing: First-party

Cookie Name: wixCIDX

Purpose: Used for system monitoring / debugging

Duration: 3 months

Cookie Type: Essential

Servicing: First-party

Cookie Name: Consent-policy

Purpose: Used for cookie banner parameters

Duration: 12 months

Cookie Type: Essential

Servicing: First-party

Cookie Name: smSession

Purpose: Used to identify logged in site members

Duration: Session

Cookie Type: Essential

Servicing: First-party

Cookie Name: TS*

Purpose: Used for security and anti-fraud reasons

Duration: Session

Cookie Type: Essential

Servicing: First-party

Cookie Name: bSession

Purpose: Used for system effectiveness measurement

Duration: 30 minutes

Cookie Type Essential

Servicing: First-party

Cookie Name: Fedops.logger.sessionld

Purpose: Used for stability/effectiveness measurement

Duration: 12 months

Cookie Type: Essential

Servicing: First-party

Accepting or Rejecting Cookies:

We have a banner on our website that will pop up as you are browsing which will give you the option to accept all cookies or reject them all or some.

As mentioned above you can also block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.

You can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

You can choose to delete cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access our Website more quickly and efficiently.

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will be kept in accordance with your browser settings.

This information is given to make sure that you have clarity and transparency with how we use cookies and your privacy when using our website. ​

Requesting your personal information:

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 and under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Carla Forth, In Harmony at 11 Burnston Close, Hartlepool, TS26 0EU.

If you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to the above address or email: info@beinharmony.co.uk as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

 

If you are unhappy with how we respond to your queries or any aspect of processing of your information, you are entitled to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office who regulate the handling of personal information. Their address is Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF. Further details can be found via their website, https://ico.org.uk

Changes to our Cookie Notice:

Carla Forth, In Harmony may change this Cookie Notice from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This Cookie Notice was last updated on 20th October 2021.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Cookie Notice are welcomed and can be sent to us in writing using the details set out above or on our Contact Us page, or by email at info@beinharmony.co.uk.