Hillier Funeral Service complies with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 when dealing with all data received from visitors to the site.
We only hold personal data for as long as necessary. Once data is no longer needed it is deleted from our files.
For administrative reasons email subscription data may be passed to and stored securely with third party service providers.
We never sell, rent or exchange mailing lists.
In accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, we never send bulk unsolicited emails, (Spam) to email addresses.
We may send emails to existing customers or prospective customers who have made an enquiry with us, regarding products or services directly provided by us.
All emails sent by us will be clearly marked as originating from us.
Cookies used by Hillier Funeral Service
Our cookies do not contain or pass any personal, confidential or financial information or any other information that could be used to identify individual visitors.
The tracking cookies that we use are for Google Analytics. These allow us to count page visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. These are anonymous and so don’t hold any private data about you. Nor can they be used to share information about you with third parties.
What exactly is a Cookie?
Cookie is technical term for a tiny text file left on your computer by websites you visit. Each cookie is accessible only by the website that created it, and is used to store useful information on how you use that particular site.
If you know where to look, you’ll find hundreds, perhaps even thousands of cookies stored on your computer’s hard disk. Each one is unique, and relates to a specific website. Don’t panic, a cookie cannot contain viruses or malware and cannot install anything on your computer.
Cookies are useful. When you do an online shop on an eccomerce site and it greets you by name, it’s because it detected the cookie stored on your computer from your last visit. Equally, when you click a “Like” button and your Facebook account automatically opens up showing your profile, Facebook cookies on your computer have allowed this to happen.
Why we tell you about our cookies
It’s the law. The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations have been updated this year, stating that site users should be fully informed about the information being stored in cookies on websites they visit.
What should you do?
If you’re happy with the above then please continue to use Hillier Funeral Service without changing your settings and we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Hillier Funeral Service website. However, if you would like to you can change your cookie settings at any time.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see previous cookies have been set on your machine, and how to manage or delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To help us improve our site and make it a better experience for you, we use Google Analytics. (It’s a website statistics tool).
To help us understand our audience even more, we use a feature within Google Analytics for Display Advertising. This feature is called Demographics and Interest Reporting. Please note that all the information we receive is anonymized and we cannot identify anyone from it.
If you don’t wish for this information to be gathered, you can opt-out here at the Google Analytics opt-out page.
We and other third-party vendors (such as Google) use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) which show how ads and uses of ads and other services interact and relate to visits to our website.
Where cookie technology doesn’t work, such as on mobile devices, then a random string of text characters called an anonymous identifier is used and this works in the same way as a cookie.
If you’d like to learn more, or find out more on opting out, you can obtain this information at Google’s Privacy & Terms page.