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Cookie Policy

Last updated: June 1st, 2023 

 

This is the Cookies Policy (the "Policy") for Blink, accessible from www.blinmaterials.com. To make this site function properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. These cookies are downloaded to your computer to improve your browsing experience as well as other purposes that are outlined in this Policy. 

Accordingly, this Policy is a legally binding agreement between you ("user," "visitor," "you," or "your") and this Website administrator or operator ("administrator," "operator," "we," "us," or "our"). This cookies policy page describes what cookies are, what information they gather, why, and how they're being used by Blink and any of its related products and services (the "Services"). We will also share how to control and disable these cookies and withdraw consent to collect cookies. However, please know that these actions may downgrade some aspects of this site's functionality. 

For further information on how we use, collect and manage your personal data and information, see our Privacy Policy (https://www.blinkmaterials/privacy). 

1. WHAT ARE COOKIES 

A cookie is a small text file in alphanumeric format that we place with your consent on your browser or hard disk. We use different cookies for different purposes. Cookies also help us to differentiate you from other users of the Website, thus providing a more pleasant experience of using the Website and allowing us to improve the Website. 

Cookies are used to remember your preferences for single visits through sessional cookies or multiple repeat visits through permanent cookies 

 

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, and some browsers allow you to reject only third-party cookies. So, you can take advantage of these opportunities. However, please note that blocking all cookies will have a negative effect on the use of the Website, and without cookies you will not be able to use all the services provided on the Website 

 

​2. WHY DO WE USE COOKIES OR OTHER TRAKING? 

To do a few different things: 

  • to remember information about you, so you don't have to give it to us again.  

  • to keep you signed in, even on different devices 

  • to help us understand how people are using our services, so we can make them better 

  • to deliver advertising to websites outside of the UK 

  • to help us personalise BLINK SERVICES to you by remembering your preferences and settings.  

  • to find out if our emails have been read and if you find them useful 

3. HOW WE USE COOKIES 

Cookies are essential for our website to function optimally and enhance website performance for a better user experience. The website administrator(s) controls all cookies used on the site and grants third parties’ access for statistics and analytics purposes. Cookies are needed to remember to identify visitors and remember their site actions and online behaviours. 

We use cookies for various reasons, which are explained in detail below. Please know that cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally. 

4. HOW TO CONTROL COOKIES 

You can control and/or delete cookies on your mobile device or computer and adjust your browser settings to prevent cookies. Users can withdraw consent to collect cookies on the website. You can also determine whether you want to agree to the site's use of cookies. However, doing this may cause you to repeat your preferences every time you visit the site manually, and some of the site's services and functionality may not work optimally. 

5. DISABLING COOKIES 

You can disable cookies setting by adjusting the option on your browser settings (see your browser "Help" for more details). However, please be aware that the act of disabling cookies will affect your visit's functionality and the use of this website and many others. Unfortunately, disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. In most cases, there are no website standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to the site. It is recommended that you enable cookies for optimal site functionality and service. 

6. THE COOKIES WE USE 

  • Absolutely necessary Cookies. 

    • Some cookies are always on when you visit us, and you can’t turn them off unless you change your browser settings. We call these strictly necessary cookies 

    • These cookies are necessary for our website to work. The basis of the data processed by such cookies is the proper execution of the contract when you visit the Website, and we ensure the quality and security of the visit. These can be cookies, which, for example, allow you to log in and access secure areas of our website, use the shopping cart feature or email. account services. 

    • We use them to make sure our digital services work correctly and are meeting audience needs and interests. 

  • Functional cookies. 

    • These cookies are used to identify you when you return to our website so that we can tailor the content provided to your needs, remember the information relevant to you. The basis for the processing of the data collected by these cookies is your consent. 

    • We also use functionasl, performance and advertising cookies to make your experience more enjoyable. You can switch these on or off at any time and you can always change your mind. We’ll only use them if you’ve agreed. 

  • Commercial cookies. 

    • We use our own and third-party cookies to display personalized advertising on our own and other websites. This is called "remarketing," which is based on browsing activity, such as the products you search for and view. 

    • Bear in mind there are some other cookies out there from other companies. These ‘third party cookies might track how you use different websites, including ours. For example, you might get a social media company’s cookie when you see the option to share something. You can turn them off, but not through us. 

  • Analytical and/or performance cookies. 

    • These cookies allow us to identify and count visitors to our website and to track how visitors navigate our website. This helps us improve the performance of the site, such as ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for. The basis for the processing of the data collected by these cookies is your consent. 

  • Sessional Cookies 

    • Sessional cookies are temporary cookies that are operational during your visit and expire when you close the browser. 

  • Permanent Cookies 

    • Permanent cookies store and retain your site preferences on your mobile device or computer even after you close the browser or your mobile device or computer. 

  • Account Cookies 

    • These cookies will help us manage the signup and general administration of creating or opening an account opening. These cookies may be deleted when you log out but sometimes remain afterwards to remember your site preferences. 

  • Login Cookies 

    • We use login cookies to remember your Login details and prevent you from logging in every time you visit a new page on the site. These cookies are often cleared when you log out to secure your account information and privacy and prevent access to restricted features. 

  • Email newsletters Cookies 

    • This site uses cookies to offer newsletter or email subscription services and cookies and remember if you are already registered or subscribed to show specific notifications or features reserved for subscribed/unsubscribed users. 

  • Orders-processing Cookies 

    • We use cookies to store and remember your payment orders on our e-commerce or payment facilities for proper payment processing. 

  • Survey Cookies 

    • We periodically issue our users surveys and questionnaires to provide interesting insights, helpful tools or understand their preferences or opinions more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember participants or to generate accurate results even after you change pages. 

  • Forms Cookies 

    • We use cookies to remember your details for future correspondence when you submit data through forms such as contact or comment details. 

  • Site preferences Cookies 

    • To provide you with a beautiful user experience and site interaction, we use cookies to provide the functionality to set your site preferences when you use it. 

  • First-Party Cookies 

    • First-party cookies are the cookies explained above that are set by the website. 

  • Third-Party Cookies 

    • In some cases, the website uses cookies provided by trusted third parties that serve content or render advertising and analytics services on this website. The following section explains the third-party cookies you may encounter while using this site. 

    • This site uses Google Analytics, one of the most trusted analytics solutions on the global web, to understand how you use the site and ways to improve your site experience. As a result, these cookies may track your use of the site, time spent on the site, and its pages to allow us to continue producing engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, we refer you to see the official Google Analytics page: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage 

    • We periodically test new features and make subtle changes to our site's user interaction. Cookies may be used to provide you with a consistent experience on the site and understand our user's preferred optimizations. 

    • We use cookies to track and understand the statistics about the number of visitors that make purchases for the products that we sell. This allows us to accurately make informed business and market predictions that monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best equilibrium price. 

    • We use cookies for social media buttons and/or plugins on this site to connect with your social network in different ways. These cookies also allow us to track social network users when they visit our site or share content using a tagging mechanism provided by those social media sites. 

 

7. HOW DO COOKIES LAST? 

Some are erased when you close the browser on your website or app. Others stay longer, sometimes forever, and are saved onto your device so that they’re there when you come back. 

 

8. ​AMENDMENTS AND MODIFICATIONS 

Blink reserves the right to modify this Policy and its terms as they relate to this website and services at any time, effective and in full force upon posting the updated version on the website. 

Please check this page regularly for updates. The continued use of the website and its services after that shall constitute your consent to such amendments and modifications. 

 

​9. POLICY AND ACCEPTANCE 

You hereby acknowledge that you have read this Cookies Policy and agree to all its provisions, terms, and conditions. By continuing to access and use this website and its services, you also agree to be legally bound by this Cookies Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Policy, you are not permitted to continue to access or use this website and its services. 

 

10. MORE INFORMATION 

We trust that you have gained clarity concerning our use of cookies. For further information about our cookies policy, please email us at dpo@blinkmaterials.com 

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