This Cookies Policy describes Optegra UK’s (the “Company’s”) practices regarding the collection of information from you, through cookies and other tracking technologies, when you visit Optegra UK’s website Optegra Eye Care Specialists – Vision Correction Surgery and other Optegra UK webpages accessible from our Site.
Regulation 6 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations ‘PECR’ 2003 requires organisations using their websites to place cookies onto visitors’ computers to obtain the visitors’ “consent”, after providing clear and comprehensive information about how cookies and other tracking technologies are used.
In order to comply with the PECR, we:
- Identify cookies and other tracking technologies placed on your computer by this website, the purposes of those cookies and related information such as the expiry of the cookies and whether they Optegra UK’s cookies or third – party cookies;
- Provide ‘clear and comprehensive’ information about website cookies with the appropriate level of information about the the intrusiveness of each cookie; and
- Decide on an appropriate strategy for obtaining consent for website cookies, taking into account their use and intrusiveness. Certain types of cookie may qualify for legal exemptions and, if so, consent will not be required for these cookies.
What’s a Cookie?
A cookie is a piece of data contained in a very small text file that is stored in your browser or elsewhere on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies allow the Company to identify your device as you navigate through our publicly – accessible website ‘the Company Site’ or our account portal or our other webpages. We also use them to recognize return visitors to the Company Site or our other webpages. This helps make navigating and interacting with the Company Site and our account portal and other webpages more efficient, easy and meaningful.
By themselves, cookies do not necessarily identify you specifically. Rather, they recognize your web browser. So, unless you identify yourself specifically to the Company, like signing into our account portal, we don’t know who you are just because you visited the Company Site.
The Company uses both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are cookies that disappear from your computer or browser when you turn off your computer. Persistent cookies stay on your computer even after you’ve turned it off.
You can turn off your web browser’s ability to accept cookies. But, if you do so, certain parts of the Company Site or account portal may not work for you.
Optegra UK Head Office Optegra Eye Health Care 7 The Technology Park Colindeep Lane, London NW9 6BX.
Cookies served by Optegra UK Limited
Type of Cookie
How to Block
Cookies necessary for essential website purposes and functions
These cookies are strictly necessary for the proper operation of our site. They allow us to ensure the security and efficient delivery of our site.
The cookies we set for this purpose are automatically removed from your device one month after you last visited our website.
You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies. As the means vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser’s Help menu for more information.
Website enhancement cookies
These cookies help enhance the performance and usability of our website. For example, they may allow us to detect whether your browser can run small website programs (called ‘scripts’) that provide additional website functionality or enable us to remember any website preferences you set (such as font size or language preferences).
The cookies we set for this purpose are automatically removed from your device once you close your browser.
You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies. As the means vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.
Cookies and other tracking technologies served by Optegra UK service providers and other companies
Type of Cookie
How to Block
Analytics cookies and technologies
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Some of the cookies set for this purpose are automatically removed from your device once you close your browser. Others may last for a period of up to 24 months from your last visit to our site.
You can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
Advertising cookies and technologies
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website in order to provide them with advertising that is better tailored to their interests on our site and / or on other websites.
What’s a Web Beacon?
We use web beacons along with cookies to gather data about use of the Site and account portal and interaction with emails Web beacons are clear electronic
images that can recognize certain types of data on your computer, like cookies, when you viewed a particular website tied to the web beacon, and a description of a website tied to the web beacon. For example, we may put web beacons in marketing emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email that directs you to the Site or one of its pages. We use web beacons to operate and improve the Site and email communications.
Links to Other Websites
This site may contain links or references to other websites. Please be aware that we do not control the cookies / tracking technologies of other websites provided by third parties and this cookies policy does not apply to those websites.