Cookie Policy

Information Collection Technologies

Apart from the information you decide to provide to us, we or selected third parties may employ various technologies to store or access information already present on your personal computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone (referred to as a ‘device’) whenever you visit or engage with our website.

Several methods may be employed to store or access information already present on your device, including the following (with the possibility of additional technologies and methods being developed in the future):

Cookies: These are text files placed on a device when a user visits a website. Cookies can be temporary (e.g., session) or permanent (e.g., persistent). They may be first-party (placed by us) or third-party (placed by a third-party advertiser or advertisements server).

Generally, we use cookies to identify users and access stored user information on our computers, enhancing the delivery of a more personalised and improved site experience.

This website utilises Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics employs “cookies” to analyse how users interact with the site. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website, including your IP address, will be transmitted to, and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google will use this information to assess your website usage, compile reports on website activity for website operators, and offer other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may share this information with third parties when required by law or when such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Your IP address will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

Flash cookies: A flash cookie, also known as locally shared objects, are data files placed on your device through the Adobe Flash plug-in, which may be integrated into or downloaded by you onto your device. These cookies can function across all your browsers. It is important to note that we do not utilize Flash cookies on this website.

HTML5 Cookies: They can be programmed through HTML5 local storage and do not necessitate a plug-in. This Site does not utilize HTML5 cookies.

ETag: Entity tag is an opaque identifier given by a web server to a particular version of a resource at a URL, serving as a type of device identifier. It is not used by this Site.

We secure your consent for our information collection technologies by presenting clear information in our privacy policy and providing you with the opportunity to make choices. You retain the right to object to the utilisation of these technologies. Regular cookies can typically be disabled or removed through tools available in most commercial browsers. In some cases, they can be blocked in the future by adjusting specific settings, although this varies among different browsers, each requiring individual configuration. It is important to note that these tools may not be as effective in managing Flash cookies or HTML5 cookies. To disable Flash cookies, you can visit Adobe’s website ( Keep in mind that disabling or removing these technologies may result in some parts of our website not functioning correctly. Upon revisiting our website, your ability to limit cookies is contingent on your browser settings and limitations.

  • Banen Associates’ website ustilises session (i.e., temporary) “cookies”.
  • We monitor the internet addresses of the domains from which visitors access our site, gather demographic information provided by users for trend analysis, track user movement patterns for aggregate utilisation, and assess this data for statistical trends and analytical purposes.
  • You, as a user, remain entirely anonymous until you enter any of your personal details on the Site.

Our website places various cookies on the computer or device you use to access our Site. Cookies are small text files utilised by browsers to store snippets of information about a device or computer, including preferred settings or languages.

They do not take much of your device’s storage space (unless you have a large amount of them) and do not have harmful code or viruses.

The ICO has categorised all cookies into to four classes:

Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies These cookies are crucial for facilitating your navigation of the website and utilising its features, such as accessing secure sections. Without these cookies, services you have requested, such as shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 2: Performance Cookies These cookies gather information regarding the usage patterns of website visitors, such as the most frequently visited pages and any encountered error messages. They do not collect information that personally identifies a visitor. The information gathered by these cookies is aggregated and thus anonymous. Its sole purpose is to enhance the functionality and performance of the website.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies These cookies enable the website to recall choices you have made (such as your username, language, or current region) and offer enhanced, more personalized features. For example, a website might provide you with local weather updates or traffic news by storing information about your current location in a cookie. Additionally, these cookies can remember alterations you have made to text size, fonts, and other customizable elements of web pages. They may also be employed to deliver requested services, such as enabling video playback or allowing comments on a blog. The information gathered by these cookies may be anonymised, and they do not have the capability to track your browsing activity on other websites.
Category 4: Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies Advertising or targeting cookies are employed to present advertisements that are more pertinent to your interests. They also serve to restrict the frequency of ad displays and assist in gauging the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Typically, these cookies are placed by advertising networks with the consent of the website operator. They retain information that you have visited a particular website, and this data is shared with other organisations, including advertisers. Frequently, targeting or advertising cookies are associated with site functionality provided by these external organisations.

Banen Associates Limited 

Banen Associates is a limited company, registered in England, with registered number 08996749. Our registered office is at 166 Manchester Road East Little Hulton, Manchester, Lancashire, England, M38 9LG.

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