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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy:

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to your website visit on our site.

Cookies help to improve your visit to our website by helping with the following:

  • Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • Remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Please note that cookies can’t harm your computer and we do not store personally identifiable information in cookies we use on this website.

We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with UK legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.

Please be assured that we’re working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the website.

The Cookies we use:

General website cookies

This website is built using PHP web technologies, as part of that we use the built in session cookie and handler ($_SESSION) to manage your session. When you navigate to the site, the server establishes a unique session that last for the duration of your visit.

Measuring website usage – Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, as well as to provide a number of key features in the Google Analytics reports. Google Analytics sets or updates cookies only to collect data required for the reports. Additionally, Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies. This means that all cookies set by Google Analytics for your domain send data only to the servers for your domain. This effectively makes Google Analytics cookies the personal property of this website domain, and the data cannot be altered or retrieved by any service on another domain.

The following table lists the type of information that is obtained via Google Analytics cookies and used in Analytics reports.

Functionality

Description of Cookie

Cookie Used

Setting the Scope of Your Site Content

Because any cookie read/write access is restricted by a combination of the cookie name and its domain, default visitor tracking via Google Analytics is confined to the domain of the page on which the tracking code is installed. For the most common scenario where the tracking code is installed on a single domain (and no other sub-domains), the generic setup is correct. In other situations where you wish to track content across domains or sub-domains, or restrict tracking to a smaller section of a single domain, you use additional methods in the ga.jstracking code to define content scope. See Domains & Directories in the Collection API document for details.

All Cookies

Determining Visitor Session

The Google Analytics tracking for ga.jsuses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session. See the Sessionarticle in the Help Center for a detailed definition and a list of scenarios that end a session. You can customize the length of the default session time using the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.

This description is specific to the ga.js tracking code for web pages. If you use Analytics tracking for other environments—such as Flash or mobile—you should check the documentation for those environments to learn how sessions are calculated or established.

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Identifying Unique Visitors

Each unique browser that visits a page on your site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to your website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. Thus, if a person interacted with your website using both Firefox and Internet Explorer, the Analytics reports would track this activity under two unique visitors. Similarly if the same browser were used by two different visitors, but with a separate computer account for each, the activity would be recorded under two unique visitor IDs. On the other hand, if the browser happens to be used by two different people sharing the same computer account, one unique visitor ID is recorded, even though two unique individuals accessed the site.

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Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation

When visitors reach your site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to your page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The parameters in the cookie value string are parsed and sent in the GIF Request (in the utmccvariable). The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to your site; thus it is used to determine visitor navigation within your site.

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Custom Variables

You can define your own segments for reporting on your particular data. When you use the _setCustomVar() method in your tracking code to define custom variables, Google Analytics uses this cookie to track and report on that information. In a typical use case, you might use this method to segment your website visitors by a custom demographic that they select on your website (income, age range, product preferences).

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Website Optimizer

You can use Google Analytics with Google Website Optimizer (GWO), which is a tool that helps determine the most effective design for your site. When a website optimizer script executes on your page, a _utmx cookie is written to the browser and its value is sent to Google Analytics. See the Website Optimizer Help Center for more information.

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Once the cookies are set/updated on the web browser, the data they contain that is required for reporting purposes is sent to the Analytics servers in the GIF Request URL via the utmccparameter.

Cookies Set By Google Analytics

Google Analytics sets the following cookies as described in the table below. A default configuration and use of Google Analytics sets only the first 4 cookies in the table.

Name

Description

Expiration

__utma

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

2 years from set/update.

__utmb

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.

30 minutes from set/update.

__utmc

This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status.

Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session.

Not set.

__utmz

This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.

6 months from set/update.

__utmv

This cookie is not normally present in a default configuration of the tracking code. The __utmv cookie passes the information provided via the _setVar() method, which you use to create a custom user segment. This string is then passed to the Analytics servers in the GIF request URL via the utmcc parameter. This cookie is only written if you have added the _setVar() method for the tracking code on your website page.

2 years from set/update.

__utmx

This cookie is used by Website Optimizer and only set when the Website Optimizer tracking code is installed and correctly configured for your pages. When the optimizer script executes, this cookie stores the variation this visitor is assigned to for each experiment, so the visitor has a consistent experience on your site.  See the Website Optimizer Help Center for more information.

2 years from set/update.

 

For further information about the Cookies Google uses please visit this Cookie Information page.

How do I Control or Delete Cookies?

If cookies are not enabled on your computer is could mean that your experience with our website will be impacted. However, if you want to control or delete cookies you can do so.

Information on deleting cookies or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutCookies.org. To reiterate though, by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

 

Privacy Policy:

Gallop Equestrian recognizes that your privacy is very important, and we take it seriously. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes our policies and procedures about the collection, use, disclosure, and sharing of your personal information or personal data when you use the Gallop Equestrian Platform. Gallop Equestrian Ltd. is the data controller for your personal information collected through the Gallop Equestrian Platform. This Privacy Policy applies to activities by Gallop Equestrian Ltd. For clarity, personal information or personal data means information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

The Information We Collect

We collect information directly from individuals and from third-parties. If you choose not to disclose certain personal information, it may limit your access to certain services or features, including account registration, and the ability to purchase products from the Gallop Equestrian website.

Account and Profile Information: When you create an account and profile on the Gallop Equestrian Platform, we collect your name, contact information, and other information you provide, such payment details for orders. Your name, photo, and any other information that you choose to add to your stockist profile will be available for viewing to users of the Gallop Equestrian Platform. For more information about your choices for publicly displayed information, see the section below about Your Choices.

Communications: When you communicate with us (via email, phone, through the Gallop Equestrian Platform or otherwise), we may maintain a record of your communication.

Automatically Collected Information About Your Activity. We use cookies, log files, pixel tags, local storage objects, and other tracking technologies to automatically collect information about your activities, such as your searches, page views, date and time of your visit, and other information about your use of the Gallop Equestrian Platform. We also collect and may store information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Gallop Equestrian Platform such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs. We also receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with the Gallop Equestrian Platform, even if you have not created an account. For more information, see the “Cookies, Pixels and Tracking” section below and our Cookie Policy.

Engagement: We collect browsing information – such as IP address and location, date and time stamp, user agent, Gallop Equestrian cookie ID (if applicable), URL, and time zone, and other information about user activities on the Gallop Equestrian Platform.

Purposes and Legal Bases for Our Using of Your Information

We do not sell your personal data – such as your name and contact information – to third parties to use for their own marketing purposes.

Gallop Equestrian uses the information we collect for our legitimate interests which include the following:

  • Provide our Services. To provide you the services we offer on the Gallop Equestrian Platform, communicate with you about your use of the Gallop Equestrian Platform, respond to your inquiries, provide troubleshooting, and for other customer service purposes.
  • Marketing and Promotions. For marketing and promotional purposes, such as to send you news and newsletters, special offers, and promotions, or to otherwise contact you about products or information we think may interest you, including information about third party products and services.
  • Analytics. To gather metrics to better understand how users access and use the Gallop Equestrian Platform; to evaluate and improve the Gallop Equestrian Platform, and to develop new products and services.
  • Comply with Law. To comply with legal obligations, as part of our general business operations, and for other business administration purposes.
  • Prevent Misuse. Where we believe necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or violations of our Terms of Service or this Privacy Policy.

Personal Data Collected (see above) Purposes of Processing (see above) Legal Bases of Processing (EU Users)
Account and Profile Information
Your Content
Automatically Collected Information
  • Provide our Services
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Analytics
  • Comply with Law
  • Prevent Misuse
  • Our Legitimate Business Interests
  • Where necessary to the performance of Contract with You (upon your request, or as necessary to make the services available)
  • Compliance with Law
  • Where necessary to the establisment, exercise or defence of legal claims
  • With your consent
Linked Networks
  • Provide our Services
  • Personalization
  • Advertising
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Analytics
  • Our Legitimate Business Interests
  • With your consent
Integrated Service Providers
  • Provide our Services
  • Comply with Law
  • Prevent Misuse
  • Our Legitimate Business Interests
  • Where necessary to the performance of Contract with You (upon your request, or as necessary to make the services available)
  • Compliance with Law
  • Where necessary to the establisment, exercise or defence of legal claims
  • With your consent
Automatically Collected Information
  • Provide our Services
  • Personalization
  • Advertising
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Analytics
  • Prevent Misuse
  • Our Legitimate Business Interests
  • Where necessary to the performance of Contract with You (upon your request, or as necessary to make the services available)
  • Compliance with Law
  • Where necessary to the establisment, exercise or defence of legal claims
  • With your consent
Engagement
  • Personalization
  • Advertising
  • Analytics
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Our Legitimate Business Interests
  • Where necessary to the establisment, exercise or defence of legal claims
  • With your consent

How We Share Your Information

We share information as set forth below, and where individuals have otherwise consented:

  • Service Providers. We may share your information with third party service providers who use this information to perform services for us, such as payment processors, hosting providers, auditors, advisors, consultants, customer service and support providers, as well as those who assist us in providing the Ad Services.
  • Business Transfers. We may disclose or transfer information, including personal information, as part of any merger, sale, and transfer of our assets, acquisition or restructuring of all or part of our business, bankruptcy, or similar event.
  • Legally Required. We may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law.
  • Protection of Rights. We may disclose information where we believe it necessary to respond to claims asserted against us or, comply with legal process (e.g., subpoenas or warrants), enforce or administer our agreements and terms, for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, and protect the rights, property or safety of Gallop Equestrian, its users, or others.
  • Your Stockist Profile. Your Stockist Profile, including your name, profile picture, profile information, is available to other users of the Gallop Equestrian Platform and may be viewed publicly. Public viewing includes availability to non-registered visitors and can occur when users share Your Stockist Profile across other sites or services. In addition, Your Stockist Profile may be indexed by search engines.

Cookies, Pixels and Tracking

We use cookies, JavaScript, local storage, log files, and other mechanisms to automatically collect and record information about your usage and browsing activities on the Gallop Equestrian Platform. We may combine this information with other information we collect about users. Below, we provide a brief summary of these activities. For more detailed information about these mechanisms and how we collect activity information, see our Cookie Policy.

Cookies. These are small files with a unique identifier that are transferred to your browser through our websites. They allow us to remember users who are logged in, to understand how users navigate through and use the Gallop Equestrian Platform.

Analytics Tools. We may use internal and third party analytics tools, including Google Analytics. The third party analytics companies we work with may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other websites and/or other online products and services. Their collection and use of information is subject to their own privacy policies.

How We Protect Your Information

The security of your information is important to us. Gallop Equestrian has implemented safeguards to protect the information we collect. However, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe, such as choosing a strong password and keeping it private, as well as logging out of your user account, and closing your web browser when finished using the Gallop Equestrian Platform on a shared or unsecured device.

Access and Amend Your Information

You may update or correct your account information at any time by logging in to your account. You may also make a number of other adjustments to settings or the display of information about you as described in more detail in the following section about Your Choices.

Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to submit information through the Gallop Equestrian Platform, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may also control the types of notifications and communications we send, limit the information shared within the Gallop Equestrian Platform about you, and otherwise amend certain privacy settings. Here is some further information about some of your choices:

Emails and Communications. When you join the Gallop Equestrian Platform by signing up for an account or creating a profile, as part of the service, you will receive emails containing content that we believe may match your interests. You can manage your email and notice preferences by contacting us, via phone or email. If you opt-out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you transactional emails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.

Closed or Deactivated Account. If you choose to Close Your Account by contacting us, or if your account is closed due to inactivity, then all of Your Content will be removed from public visibility on the Gallop Equestrian Platform, and it may not be restored by us, even if you change your mind.

If you choose to close your account, then you will no longer receive any communications from us.

Your Rights

As noted above, Gallop Equestrian gives users several easy-to-use ways to exercise choices about their personal information in the Gallop Equestrian Platform.

Access Amendment, Deletion, Portability, Objection and Other Rights. If you have registered with us and wish to access or update your profile, or exercise certain opt-out rights, you may do so online by visiting the “My Account” settings in your account, or by contacting us via the information below. In addition, users may also have the right to be provided certain personal information in a commonly used format where technically feasible, and, under certain conditions, to object to or restrict our use of certain personal information. You may also contact our privacy coordinator, as set forth below, to access or amend your personal information, to request that we rectify, delete or stop processing your personal information, to withdraw your consent to our processing, and, if you are an EEA resident, to exercise your opt-out rights or place a data portability request.

Requests should be directed to contact@gallopequestrian.com (or at the Contact Us information shown below). Please keep in mind that certain services will not be available if you withdraw your consent, or otherwise delete or object to our processing of certain personal information. We will respond to your request in accordance with applicable law.

Complaints. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory data protection authority.

Retention of Your Data

We will generally retain your profile and related personal information for as long as you have an account with us. If you wish to “be forgotten” by Gallop Equestrian (i.e., request the deletion of your personal information from Gallop Equestrian and the Gallop Equestrian Platform), you will need to delete your account (see “Your Choices” section above). If you delete your account, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, maintain appropriate business records, and enforce our agreements

Transferring Your Data

Gallop Equestrian is headquartered in the United Kingdom, and has operations, entities and service providers in the United States. As such, we and our service providers may transfer your personal information to, or access it in, jurisdictions (including the United States) that may not provide equivalent levels of data protection as your home jurisdiction. We will take steps to ensure that your personal information receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which we process it, including through: putting in place appropriate written data processing terms and/or data transfer agreements, using contractual clauses as approved by the European Commission (the form for the standard contractual clauses can be found here), or following an adequacy decision by the EU Commission.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13, or knowingly allow such persons to register. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the relevant age without parental consent, we take steps to delete that information.

Links to Other Websites

The Gallop Equestrian Platform may contain links to third-party sites or online services. We are not responsible for the practices of such third parties, whose information practices are subject to their own policies and procedures, not to this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at contact@gallopequestrian.com, or send mail to:
Gallop Equestrin
Units 1 & 2 Brymill Industrial Estate
Brown Lion Street
Tipton
DY4 9EG

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on this page. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy that materially change how we treat your personal information, we will endeavour to provide you with reasonable notice of such changes, such as via prominent notice in the Gallop Equestrian Platform or to your email address of record, and where required by law, we will obtain your consent or give you the opportunity to opt out of such changes.

If you have any queries about this policy please feel free to contact us.