As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny text files that are downloaded to your device to help us provide you with a better user experience.  Cookies do not harm your system in any way and are used to remember your preferences, to store information for things like shopping baskets, and to provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications such as Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better, however, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others that you regularly use. You should consult with the Help section of your browser if you are unsure how to do this.

This page describes the different types of cookie, what information they gather, how we use that information, and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality and you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

In most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to websites such as ours. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

By not blocking cookies and continuing to use our website, you consent to our use of cookies as described below.

 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIE AND HOW DO WE USE THEM?

We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the website and to track any patterns with regards to your use. This information helps us to develop and improve our website as well as the products and services we offer, in response to what you might need or want. The different types of cookie and how we use them at Personal Best Training are described below.

First party cookies

These are set by the website you’re visiting and only that website can read them.

This website offers various opt-in email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications, which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

When you submit data to us through a form on this website, such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may also be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties – the following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

Third party cookies

These are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Personal Best Training has no control over third party cookies.

This website uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web, to help us understand how you use our site and ways that we can improve your experience. The third party cookies set by Google Analytics may track things such as how long you spend on the website and the pages that you visit, so that we can ensure we continue to produce engaging content.

For more information about Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the website is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent browsing experience on the site while also ensuring that we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

In some cases we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of most interest to you.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network of choice in various ways. For these to function, the social media sites (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Pinterest) will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or to contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Some pages on our website may also contain content from other sites such as YouTube or Pinterest, which may set their own cookies. If you share a link to one of the pages on our website, the service you share it on (e.g. Facebook) may also set a cookie on your browser.

Advertising cookies

Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites. Personal Best Training does not set advertising cookies.

Session cookies

These cookies are only stored while you’re browsing. They are automatically deleted from your device when you close your browser e.g. Google Chrome or Safari. They usually store an anonymous session ID which allows you to browse a website without having to log in to each page, but they do not collect any personal data from your computer.

Persistent cookies

These cookies are saved on your device as a tiny file so they don’t get deleted when you close your browser. These cookies can be read by the website that created them when you visit the website again. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session, e.g. we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit. We also use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to use all the different parts of the website effectively, such as when buying a product and/or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the Internet.

Functional cookies

These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features so that your experience is personalised. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use or allow you resume watching a video you may have paused during a previous browsing session. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on content. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

Performance cookies

These cookies enable us to monitor and understand how you are using our website so that we can improve its performance. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

Other tracking technologies

Some sites use technologies such as web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs to understand how visitors are using them and target advertising at potential customers. They usually take the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in a web page or email. They work with cookies and capture data like your IP address, when you viewed the page or email, what device you were using and where you were.

For more information about how we use the data and information collected from cookies, please see our Privacy Policy.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF THIRD PARTY COOKIES ARE DISABLED ON MY BROWSER?

You can change your browser’s settings so that it will tell you when cookies are sent to it, or you can set it to block cookies altogether. Visit the Help section in your browser for more information on how to do this.

Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you regularly visit because doing so will disable certain features on these sites. For this reason, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies on your browser.

If your browser is blocking third party cookies, some features on Personal Best Training may not work quite as you’d expect. This is because, like anything you sign in to, your Personal Best Training account relies on cookies to provide some services such as personalisation.

If you’ve chosen to block third party cookies on your browser and want to avoid problems using your Personal Best Training account, be sure to set exceptions for terrylongmore.com and boxstarpromotions.com. This won’t affect your privacy settings on other websites and services that you use.

 

MORE INFORMATION

Hopefully the information above has clarified the purpose of cookies for you. If you are still unsure whether you need to make any changes to your cookie settings or not, it is usually safer to leave cookies enabled to prevent any changes you make from impacting the features you use on our website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit allaboutcookies.org.

If you would like further information about how Personal Best Training uses cookies, please contact us at terry[at]terrylongmore.com.