BACKGROUND:

Contour Architectural Designs Limited understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits Our Site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and Our obligations under the law.

Our Site, as defined below, uses cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using cookies, We are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better understanding how you use it. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur if you continue using Our Site. If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Site immediately.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Cookie”

means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 12, below. You can read a definition of HTTP Cookies on Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie;

Our Site

means this website, Contour-Designs.co.uk;

“UK and EU Cookie Law”

means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015; and

“We/Us/Our”

means CONTOUR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS LIMITED, a limited company registered in England under 09873015, whose registered address is Building 46, 9 Marlborough Road, Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6TA and whose main trading address is 70 High Street, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 8LX; and

“Web Beacon”

means a small, transparent image file (usually only 1-pixel x 1-pixel in size) used for tracking user behaviour and activity around Our Site.

2. How Does Our Site Use Cookies?

2.1 We may use cookies on Our Site for a number of reasons, all of which are designed to improve your experience of using it. Cookies allow you to navigate around Our Site better and enable Us to tailor and improve Our Site by saving your preferences and understanding your use of it.

2.2 We use the following types of cookie:

2.2.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies

A cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.

2.2.2 Analytics Cookies

It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.

2.2.3 Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences.

2.2.4 Targeting Cookies

It is also important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have clicked on). As with analytics cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting cookies may also be shared with third parties.

2.2.5 Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are not placed by Us and We have no control over them. Third party cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these cookies will work in the same way as analytics cookies described above).

2.2.6 Persistent Cookies

Any of the above types of cookie may be a persistent cookie. Persistent cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site.

2.2.7 Session Cookies

Any of the above types of cookie may be a session cookie. Session cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

2.3 We also use web beacons on Our Site to track your navigation around it. As with analytics cookies described above, web beacons help Us to understand how you use Our Site and enable us to improve it in the future.

2.4 Cookies on Our Site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.

2.5 For more specific details of the cookies that We use, please refer to the table below.

3. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?

Name of Cookie

Purpose

Strictly Necessary

[Randomly Assigned Name]

These cookies are used to maintain your browser session, and are deleted when you stop browsing Our website.

Yes

PHPSESSID

These cookies are used to maintain your browser session, and are deleted when you stop browsing Our website.

Yes

Ck_login_id_20

This cookie is used to validate your login and maintain your login session when browsing Our website.

Yes

Ck_login_language

This cookie is used to maintain what language you wish to view Our website in whilst browsing.

Yes

cookieAcceptanceCookie

This cookie is used to maintain your response on whether you wish to allow our website to pass cookies to you.

Yes

wf_browser_dir

Where applicable to editing or submitting articles on our website, these cookies are used to maintain the your browser session, and are deleted when you stop browsing Our website.

Yes

wf_editor_jform_content_state

Where applicable to editing or submitting articles on our website, these cookies are used to maintain the your browser session, and are deleted when you stop browsing Our website.

Yes

wf_editor_jform_articletext_state

Where applicable to editing or submitting articles on our website, these cookies are used to maintain the your browser session, and are deleted when you stop browsing Our website.

Yes

wf_editor_jform_description_state

Where applicable to editing or submitting articles on our website, these cookies are used to maintain the your browser session, and are deleted when you stop browsing Our website.

Yes

__atuvc

Used by the Addthis service to make website sharing function correctly win Our website. Expiration: 2 years.

Yes

__atuvs

Used by the Addthis service to make website sharing function correctly win Our website. Expiration: 30 minutes.

Yes

__stid

Used by the Sharethis service to make website sharing function correctly win Our website. Expiration: 1 year.

Yes

__unam

Used by the Sharethis service to make website sharing function correctly win Our website. Expiration: 9 months.

Yes

__uset

Used by the Sharethis service to make website sharing function correctly win Our website. Expiration: 4 hours.

Yes

Name of Cookie / Provider

First / Third Party

Default Expiration Time

Purpose

_ga

Google Analytics

First

2 years

Used to distinguish users.

_gat

Google Analytics

First

10 years

Used to throttle request rate.

__utma

Google Analytics

First

2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmt

Google Analytics

First

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb

Google Analytics

First

30 mins from set/update

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

Google Analytics

First

End of browser session

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

__utmz

Google Analytics

First

6 months from set/update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmv

Google Analytics

First

2 years from set/update

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

4. Information About Us

Our Site, Contour-Designs.co.uk, is owned and operated by Contour Architectural Designs Limited, a limited company registered in England under 09873015, whose registered address is Building 46, 9 Marlborough Road, Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6TA and whose main trading address is 70 High Street, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 8LX. Our VAT number is 229517592.

5. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?

This Cookie Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from Our Site (whether We provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

6. How You Can Control Cookies

6.1 Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. You can change these settings if you wish, however please be aware that this is not generally a per-site setting and will prevent all websites from using cookies, not just Ours. Please also be aware that by disabling cookies in your browser, you may impair the functionality of Our Site.

6.2 The links below provide instructions on how to control cookies in all mainstream browsers and are accurate as at the date this Policy has been published:

6.2.1 Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

6.2.2 Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835

6.2.3 Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)

6.2.4 Safari (OSX): https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB

6.2.5 Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265

6.2.6 Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

6.2.7 Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)

7. How Do We Use Cookies in Emails?

7.1 In addition to using cookies on Our Site, we use cookies and similar technologies in some of the emails we send to you. Just like the cookies on Our Site, these are used to help Us understand your use of Our Site and to keep improving it.

7.2 We use web beacons in some of Our emails. We use web beacons to detect when (or whether) you open an email and how you have interacted with it, and other information such as your email client, web browser, computer or device, and IP address. Web beacons may also be used to serve up emails in a particular format that is best suited to your computer or device.

7.3 Emails from Us may contain links. Each one of those links will contain a unique tag which enables Us to track which links are being used and by whom. This information can then be used to improve and tailor our emails in the future.

8. Changes to this Cookie Policy

8.1 We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

8.2 In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

9. Further Information

9.1 If you would like to know more about how We use cookies, please contact Us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

9.2 For more information about cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org (this is an external link and We are not responsible for its content).

9.3 For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following:

9.3.1 Privacy Policy: http://www.contour-designs.co.uk/ privacy-policy

9.3.2 Cookie Policy: http://www.contour-designs.co.uk/cookie-policy

9.3.3 Website Terms and Conditions: http://www.contour-designs.co.uk/website-terms-and-conditions

Our Core Services

Site / Building Surveys

Topographical Surveys

Planning Permission & Architectural Designs

3D Artists Impressions

Building Regulations Drawings

Structural Design

Drainage Surveys

Flood Risk Statements

Get In Touch

For more information on precisely what our architectural consultants and designers can do for your project simply pick up the phone and call our office on 01268 690974 or send a message through our contact page. Whether you’re making a general enquiry or wish to discuss a specific project, a member of our team will be only too happy to help.

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