Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies or similar technologies. HAVEYOUSEEN LIMITED, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 08732329, whose registered office is at The Town House, 114-116 Fore Street, Hertford, England, SG14 1AJ hereinafter referred to as "HYS" or "We" have created this cookie policy ("Cookie Policy") in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to disclosing to You the data that We collect about You online emanating from Your use of our Site at www.haveyouseen.com. By using our Site and agreeing to this Cookie Policy, You consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Cookie Policy. In this Cookie Policy, references to "You" and "Your" are references to a HYS Member (or a visitor to the Site as the case may be). Unless otherwise indicated, all definitions used in the HYS Participant Licence shall apply to this Cookie Policy.

We ask You to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Cookie Policy when you first visit our Site. When You use the Site, You agree that this Cookie Policy applies to that use in addition to any other terms and conditions which may apply including those contained in the Privacy Policy, the HYS Participant Licence and the Website Terms of Use, which are incorporated by these references. HYS reserves the right to change this Cookie Policy at any time without notice, effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Please check this page of the Site periodically. Read it carefully and ensure that You understand its effect before proceeding to use the Site. Your continued use of the Site is taken as meaning that You agree to such changes or updates.

1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a small text file that some websites store via the browser on Your computer's hard drive when You visit them. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the Site. Some expire at the end of Your session on the Site, others will remain on Your computer for a little longer. When You return to websites or visit websites that use the same cookies, these cookies and therefore Your browsing device, are recognised. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs like letting You navigate between pages efficiently, remembering Your preferences and generally improving Your browsing experience. Cookies can also be used to customise areas of content online to be more relevant to You and Your interests. We use cookies on our Site to make Your browsing experience better. By using this Site, You accept our use of cookies.

2. FIRST PARTY COOKIES

First-party cookies are cookies set by the specific website You visit i.e. the website displayed in the URL window.

3. THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Third party cookies are set by third party services that appear on our pages. They are set by the operators of that service and are not in our control. They are set by e.g. Twitter, Facebook and other advertisers or file sharing platforms. They may use the information they obtain from Your use of their cookies to track Your browser across multiple websites; to build a profile of your web surfing; or, to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to You.

4. COOKIE CATEGORIES

The type of cookies used on websites can be put into 1 of 4 categories, based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide to cookie categories.

A. Strictly Necessary Cookies:

These cookies are essential, as they enable You to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, the Services You have asked for (such as access to secure areas) cannot be provided. These cookies don't gather information about You that could be used for marketing or remembering where You have been on the internet. These cannot be restricted or blocked.

B. Performance Cookies:

These cookies collect information about how You use a website, for example which pages You go to most often and if You get any error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not gather information that identifies You. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works. These cookies are not used to target You with online advertising. Without these cookies we cannot learn how our Site is performing and make relevant improvements that could better Your browsing experience. These can be restricted or blocked.

C. Functionality & Profile Cookies:

These cookies allow a website to remember choices You make (such as Your user name, language or the region You are in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for You. For instance, they remember Your login details and allow You to watch videos. They also ensure the onsite marketing and experience is relevant to You. These cookies can also be used to remember changes You have made to text size, font and other parts of pages that You can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track Your browsing activity on other websites. Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices You have previously made or personalise Your browsing experience. These can be restricted or blocked.

D. Targeting Cookies:

These cookies gather information about Your browsing habits. They remember that You have visited a website and share this information with other organisations such as advertisers. They do this in order to provide You with adverts that are more relevant to You and Your interests. Although these cookies can track Your visits to other websites, they do not usually know who You are. Without these cookies, online advertisements You encounter will be less relevant to You and Your interests. These can be restricted or blocked.

5. HAVEYOUSEEN’S ONLINE USE OF COOKIES

Cookies on our Site are used for many purposes including but not limited to:

  1. enabling a HYS Member to register on the Site (be verified) and to have such details remembered for later by utilising a HYS Login;
  2. enabling a HYS Member to avail of the HYS Services;
  3. enabling a HYS Member to participate in the HYS Program and to potentially earn HYS Commissions;
  4. recognising Your computer when You visit our Site;
  5. improving the Site’s usability;
  6. analysing the use of our Site;
  7. administrating the Site;
  8. preventing fraud and improving the security of the Site;
  9. personalising our Site for You
  10. to analyse the use of our Site through analytics software such as Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. The information generated by the cookie about Your use of our Site (including Your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google Analytics will use this information for the purpose of evaluating Your use of our Site, compiling reports on Site activity and behaviour – such as the typical length of stay on the Site or the average number of pages a user views or for the purpose of providing other services relating to Site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate Your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.
  11. we may at our discretion take advantage of the following Google Analytics features: Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Using the Google Ads Settings, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads. We may make use of Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone's past visits to your website. We make use of Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting using Google's 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) with Google Analytics.

Below is a full list of the cookies used by www.haveyouseen.com along with which cookie category they slot in to, whether they are first or third party, what their purpose is and when they expire on Your device:

COOKIE NAME TYPE OF COOKIE FIRST OR THIRD PARTY PURPOSE EXPIRE
PHPSESSID STRICTLY NECESSARY First party Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables End of session
hys.user.referral STRICTLY NECESSARY First party In order to track which user brought an item onto the site in order to allocate relevant loyalty points End of session
__utma PERFORMANCE Third party This is one of the main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables haveyouseen to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics 2 years
__utmc PERFORMANCE Third party This is one of the main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables haveyouseen to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance and to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors End of Session
__unam FUNCTIONALITY & PROFILE Third party Associated with the ShareThis social sharing widget placed in a site to enable sharing of content across various social networks. It counts clicks and shares of a page. End of Session
__utmz PERFORMANCE This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell us where visitors came from when arriving on the site 6 months
We keep our Cookie Policy under regular review. This Cookie Policy was last updated on 27 October 2014.