COOKIES POLICY

ALVA TECH Limited (“ALVA TECH Limited” or “the Company” or “us”) is committed to protecting personal data that we collect from the users of our website. This helps us offer you a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to make improvements on our site.

This policy represents “the Company’s” Cookies Policy, and it should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy, which is available on www.alva-water.com (“website”).

This section tells you:

  • What cookies are.

  • How we use cookies (e.g., to improve our services to you).

  • How you can manage cookies stored on your device.

By using our website, you agree that this policy applies in addition to our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions of our website.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are small text files of letters and numbers that are placed on the browser or the hard drive of your computer by the websites that you visit. They are used to remember your preferences with regard to our website to work more efficiently. It also provides information that helps us monitor website traffic and personalize content for your use.

 

WHERE WE PLACE COOKIES

  • on our website

  • mobile application

  • emails

  • brochures

IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO ACCEPT COOKIES
You can block or restrict cookies on our website, through the browser settings on devices that you use to access our website.

If you should wish to reject the cookies, you can:

 

Please note that ALVA TECH Limited’ staff cannot provide you with assistance on how to change cookies settings on your devices.

We will only use non-essential cookies if you provide consent when visiting the ALVA TECH Limited website.

 

WHAT COOKIES WILL WE USE AND FOR WHAT PURPOSES?

ALVA TECH Limited’ website uses the following cookies to improve the user experience:

  • Single session cookies– these cookies last only for the duration of your visit to the website and are deleted when you close your browser. It allows us to link your actions and preferences during a single browser session and helps you to use the website more efficiently.

  • Persistent cookies– these cookies last after you have closed your browser and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences. It stores the collected information for a defined period of time. It helps the website recognise you when you return to the website, remembers your preferences and tailor services to your needs. It may also be used to track your browsing activity across various other websites to build a profile of your browsing behaviour; this information could be used for target advertising.

  • Strictly necessary cookies– these cookies are essential for the operation of the website and use its features to ensure the security of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, such as applying for products and managing your accounts, cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you for the purposes of marketing. 

  • Performance cookies– These cookies allow website providers to recognize users, monitor website traffic and understand how users navigate through different pages of the website. The information is then used to tailor user preferences. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor, although they may collect the IP address of the device used to access the website. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works, the user experience and to optimise our advertising.

  • Functionality cookies– These types of cookies are used to recognize the users when they return to a website. It enables personalisation of content by remembering your preferences. The information these cookies collect is anonymised (i.e., it does not contain your name, address etc.) and they do not track your browsing activity across other websites.

  • Targeting cookies– these cookies collect several pieces of information about your browsing habits. ALVA TECH Limited utilizes these cookies to provide you with targeted adverts more relevant to you and your interests.

  • Google Analytics– Google Analytics allows website providers to track and understand user behaviour, analyse online content and performs many more activities. It automatically collects data and generates customized reports. The information generated in the statistical reports help website providers make the necessary changes to enhance user experience. You may refer to Google’s Privacy Policy for more information https://policies.google.com/privacy

  • IP addresses–an IP, or Internet Protocol Address, is a unique numerical address assigned to a computer as it logs on to the internet. ALVA TECH Limited does not have access to any personal identifiable information through IP addresses and we would never seek this information. Your IP address is logged when visiting our website site, but our analytic software only uses this information to track how many visitors we have from particular regions (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address)

HOW LONG WILL THE COOKIES REMAIN ON MY COMPUTER?
Some cookies may last only for the duration of your visit to the website, while others will remain in the cookies file of your browser after the closing of the browser and will become active again when the website is reopened, until removed.  The cookie can be deleted at any time by you (details on how to do this are widely available online). Cookies will not collect any information when you are not accessing the website.  

 

THIRD PARTY COOKIES
We may embed external content from third party websites within our website. We may also partner with third parties who provide services for us which you can navigate to from our website. Please note that the third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. The names of the third parties mentioned below may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. (enter names of all third party here).

Further, to deactivate the use of third-party cookies, you may visit the consumer page and manage the use of these cookies.  

 

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We reserve the right to make changes to our policy. Any changes will appear here and become effective immediately. We recommend you review this policy and the Privacy Notice every time you visit the website.

 

CONTACT
For any questions regarding this policy, please contact ALVA TECH Limited at the following email address: shirley@alvatech.co.uk