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This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which TDA Group, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our websites. 

‘Essential cookies’ are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website(s) or take certain actions on our website(s).  ‘Non-essential cookies’ and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. You consent to us placing non- essential cookies on your computer or device by continuing to use our website with your browser settings set to accept cookies.

Web browser cookies

a) What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, a simple text file, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone (all referred to here as a “device”), web browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. A cookie is created when a user visits a website using a programme called a browser (for example Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari).  Each website can send its own cookie to your web browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows. Similar technologies are also often used within emails to understand whether the email has been read or if any links have been clicked. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on any TDA Group websites.

A cookie isn’t a program itself and doesn’t actively do anything on a user’s computer. A cookie cannot be used to identify a user personally but they do contribute to improving a user’s experience of a website.

A cookie simply allows the website to read the contents of the cookie text file. The text file itself simply contains a unique identifier code; the site name and some digits and numbers.

b) Why are Cookies used?

Most websites will use cookies in order to improve the user experience by enabling the website to ‘remember’ the user, either for the duration of the visit or for repeat visits.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, such as:

  • remembering what items a user may have added to a shopping basket or an itinerary as the user moves between pages on a website
  • saving a user’s preferences to allow them to customise a website
  • measuring what users do on a website to ascertain which parts of a website are popular, how long they spend on a website, how often users return, where they come from etc

Information supplied by cookies can help us to understand the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience.  TDA Group uses this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users.

c) What Cookies are used by us?

Cookies are set by TDA Group website(s) (first party cookies) but may also be set by other websites (e.g. You Tube) that run content on the website’s pages (third party cookies).

Cookies can be set to remember a visitor for the duration of their visit (session cookies) or to remember a visitor for repeat visits (persistent cookies).

Here are the standard cookies used by TDA Group websites:

First Party Cookies

Cookie NameIssued By:Cookie Type/PurposeDuration/Expiry
_GRECAPTCHAGoogle reCAPTCHAProvide Spam protection for contact formsSession
CONSENTGoogle reCAPTCHAFunctional – To store cookie consent preferences.20 years
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessaryGDPR Cookie ConsentFunctional – to check if cookies can be placedSession
CookieLawInfoConsentGDPR Cookie ConsentRecords the default button state of the corresponding category along with the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie, viewed_cookie_policy30 minutes
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryGDPR Cookie ConsentFunctional – Reads if cookies can be placedSession
viewed_cookie_policyGDPR Cookie ConsentFunctional – Stored if cookie banner/message has been seen1 year
tk_aiWoocommerceFunctional – Stores a unique user IDSession
NIDGoogle Ads OptimizationMarketing/Tracking – Provide ad delivery or retargeting, store user preferences.6 months
1P_JARGoogleSets a unique ID to remember your preferences and other information such as website statistics and track conversion rates.1 hour
woocommerce_cart_hashWoocommerceFunctional – Unique string showing data currently in basket/cart1 day
woocommerce_items_in_cartWoocommerceFunctional – Quantity of items in basket/cartSession
wp_woocommerce_session_*WoocommerceFunctional – Stores performed actions on the websiteSession

d) TDA Group cookies and how to reject cookies

You can use your browser settings to accept or reject new Cookies and to delete existing Cookies.  You can also set your browser to notify you each time new Cookies are placed on your computer or other device.  You can find more detailed information about how you can manage Cookies at the All about Cookies and Your Online Choices websites.

It is important to note that if you change your settings and block certain cookies, you will not be able to take full advantage of some features of TDA Group services, and we might not be able to provide some features you have previously chosen to receive.

e) Other information collected from web browsers

Your web browser may also provide TDA Group with information about your device, such as an IP address and details about the browser that you are using. If you have any concerns about the way that we use cookies or respect your settings, then please contact us at the address below

Changes to TDA Group Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy may be updated from time to time. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page. Your ongoing use of TDA Group websites and services confirms your acceptance of this policy. If material changes are made to the Cookies Policy, for instance affecting how we would like to use your personal information, we will provide a more prominent notice.

Contacting TDA Group about this Cookies Policy

If you any questions or comments about this Cookies Policy or to make a Subject Access Request please contact:

TDA Group Data Protection Manager
Tor Hill House, Torquay TQ2 5QW

Last modified:  16th March 2021

We want to make sure that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and up to date.  If any of the details are incorrect, please let us know and we will amend them.

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