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Cookie and Privacy Policy

Organic Farmers & Growers respects the privacy of its website users. Any information supplied to us via these web pages will not be passed on to third parties unless: it has been made clear before submission; you have given your express permission; it is a necessary part of the inspection and certification process; we are compelled by law to do so; the fact of that sharing is made clear on this page and you have implied your consent by continuing to browse this site.

Cookies

This website, like most others, does use cookies for essential functionality and to provide analytical data to Organic Farmers & Growers about the use of the web site, including to inform the company of ways in which the site can be improved (see the statement below, headed ‘Google Analytics’).

Cookies are small pieces of text placed on your computer by websites and other online services. You can delete them individually or block their acceptance altogether using the preferences in your browser. However, this is likely to impact upon your user experience with many websites and might limit the services they can offer you.

You might consider cookies like a form of memory for your web browsing. They can help you to, for example, see which pages you might have visited before.

Comprehensive and easy to understand information on cookies, their uses and how to manage them in your browser (including deleting or permanently blocking them) can be found by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Cookies set by this website

The main cookies set by this website are simply for maintaining information across the site during your visit and for us to be able to see how our site is being used.

Each time a user visits our site, a third-party service (Google Analytics) generates an anonymous cookie for your browser. This tells us whether you have visited before i.e. If it has already set a cookie in your browser, that simple piece of information answers this question and we know that you are not a new user.

In addition to Google Analytics cookies, a small number of other cookies will be passed to your computer, many of which contribute to the operation of the website. The list below explains what they are, what their functions are and whether they are necessary for the site to operate.

Some cookies are set by third-party services that we include in our site to enhance the experience. An example of this is a sharing service that allows you to quickly send a link to another person or share that link to another service (Twitter, Facebook, etc). In this case Organic Farmers & Growers cannot access that cookie (we cannot read it or write information to it). Nor can the third party access cookies set by our website. Such third parties have their own privacy policies.

We may collect information which tells us about visitors to this website including the identity of the visitors e.g. we may collect information about the date, time and duration of visits and which pages of this website are most commonly accessed. This information is used to help us to improve the website.
We will use data we collect from you to improve the website, deal with any queries or send any information to you about the website and to notify you as to any changes to the website.
We may use your information to contact you for market research purposes or in response to an interest shown by you about certain details on this website.
Nor does the Organic Farmers & Growers website carry third-party advertising, so you need not be concerned about commercial ad-tracking cookies.

You should be aware that access to web pages will generally create log entries in the systems of your ISP or network service provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of Organic Farmers & Growers.

List of cookies set by this site

Cookie name Description
wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-*, wpfilebase These cookies are use to operate the underlying framework that our site was developed in. They do not hold personally identifiable information and are required for the site to function smoothly.
PHPSESSID This cookie is widely used by many websites which use the PHP language to operate. It is used to identify your session on the web server, to maintain information across pages, if necessary, as you move around the site. It’s created on your arrival and deleted when you leave.
_atuvc This cookie is generated by our social buttons, making it easier for users to connect to their social accounts in order to recommend and share our content. These cookies are not essential to site operation.
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The information is used in reports that help us to improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited (see the section below, Google Analytics). These cookies are not essential to site operation.
viewed_cookie_policy This cookie is placed when the user clicks the ‘Accept’ button on our cookie notification banner. It removes the need to click ‘Accept’ on each visit to the site for a period of 12 months, at which point it will expire and the notification will be shown again for re-confirmation.

* denotes a part of the cookie name that could vary, but the cookie will still be identifiable by the prefix/es

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.