Cookies are small text files which our website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help our website to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your login details the next time you visit our site, keep track of your purchases, process payments or analyse how well our website is performing.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:
1. Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify clients and ensure they can access their account pages or track an order. If a user opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access the pages and other content within their personal account area.
2. Performance Cookies
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
3. Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access your account within our website and can help automatically fill in details such as names and addresses on forms that you might have used previously.
We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to rate or provide feedback on a product, use the contact form or to comment on our blog.
We at Bee Good value your privacy and our website does not have any live links to advertisers. We do allow third parties like Google to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many websites, we only use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic, but all data collected is anonymous and just used to make sure that the site is working correctly and to also get an idea of the numbers of visitors to the site each month.
As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website.
You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them yourself on this DirectGov page: Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of the Bee Good website (particularly purchasing products) do not work properly.