Cookies Policy

1. Introduction & General Terms

1.1 This policy describes the information gathered by the cookies used on PLANETGROUPS’s website, how PLANETGROUPS uses that information, and why PLANETGROUPS sometimes needs to store information collected by those cookies.

1.2 This policy is also signposted in PLANETGROUPS’s Terms and Conditions of Service Use. Agreement to this Cookies Policy, and PLANETGROUPS’s Privacy Policy, is a requirement of acceptance of PLANETGROUPS’s full Terms and Conditions of Service Use.

2. About Cookies

2.1. Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer or device to improve your experience. As is common practice with almost all professional websites, PLANETGROUPS’s websites use cookies.

2.2. You can prevent cookies from being downloaded (see section 3) to your computer or device. However, this will downgrade certain elements of the website’s functionality.

3. Disabling Cookies

3.1. Cookies will not be set on your computer or device if you do not agree to their use. You will be asked to agree/disagree with our use of cookies the first time you visit our site. If you do not agree to our use of cookies they will not be set however, this will disable certain functionalities of the website and your experience of the website will be downgraded.

3.2. We use cookies for a number of reasons which are outlined below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and the features they add to PLANETGROUPS’s website. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are unsure whether they are required to provide a service that you use.

3.3. You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser HELP for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies in this way will normally result in the disabling of some functionalities of the websites you visit.

4. How we use cookies

4.1. We use cookies for a number of reasons, as outlined below;

4.2. Account Related Cookies – If you create a PLANETGROUPS account we will use cookies in the management of the sign-up process, and for general administration. Account Related Cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases cookies may remain so the website can remember your site preferences when you are logged out.

4.3. Login Related Cookies – Login cookies allow the website to remember you are logged in meaning that you don’t have to log in every time you visit a new page. Login cookies are typically cleared when you log out to ensure you can only access restricted features and areas when you are logged in.

4.4. Forms Related Cookies – When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

4.5. Site Preference Cookies – To ensure you get the best from your experience of our website PLANETGROUPS provides the functionality to set your preferences for how the site runs when you use it. Site preference cookies remember your preferences so that relevant information can be called up whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.

5. Third Party Cookies

5.1. In some special cases we also use cookies that are provided by trusted third parties. Detailed below are the third-party cookies that could be encountered through use of PLANETGROUPS’s website;

5.2. PLANETGROUPS uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how websites are used and how we can improve user experience. Google Analytics cookies may track things like how long you spend on the site and what pages you visit. This helps us to continue to produce and provide engaging content. (For more information about Google Analytics visit https://analytics.withgoogle.com/

5.3. From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way our site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, cookies may be used to ensure that users continue to receive a consistent experience while helping us to understand which optimisations users appreciate the most.

5.4. The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. (For more information about Google AdSense visit https://policies.google.com)

5.5. PLANETGROUPS also uses social media buttons and/or plugins on our website that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work social media sites (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn on PLANETGROUPS’s website) will set cookies through PLANETGROUPS’s website which may be used to enhance your profile on their services or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

6. Further Information

6.1. If you require any further information please contact us via e mail (admin@planetgroups) or via our contact page (https://planetgroups/contact-planetgroups/)

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