2. Definitions and Interpretation
“Cookie” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of our site;
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);
“Personal Data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
“We/Us/Our” means Energy Academy, a limited company registered in England under company number 10944094, of Heard Way, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME10 3SA.
3. Information About Us
Our site is owned and operated by The Energy Academy, a limited company registered in England under company number 10944094, whose registered address is Heard Way, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME10 3SA.
Our VAT number is 279782436.
Our Data Protection Officer is Alan Weaver, and can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , by telephone on 01795 503486, or by post at DPO, Energy Academy, Heard Way, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME10 3SA.
By using our site, you may also receive certain third-party cookies on your computer or device. Third party cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third party cookies are used on our site for advertising services and to enhance your experience. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.
All Cookies used by and on our site are used in accordance with current cookie law. We may use some or all of the following types of cookie:
4.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies
A cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of our site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.
4.2 Analytics Cookies
It is important for us to understand how you use our site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics cookies enable us to gather this information, helping us to improve our site and your experience of it.
4.3 Functionality Cookies
Functionality cookies enable us to provide additional functions to you on our site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality cookies may also be strictly necessary cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.
4.4 Targeting Cookies
It is important for us to know when and how often you visit our site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make our site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.
4.5 Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies are not placed by us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to us and/or to you. Third party cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on our site, or by third parties providing analytics services to us (these cookies will work in the same way as analytics cookies described above).
4.6 Persistent Cookies
Any of the above types of cookie may be a persistent cookie. Persistent cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit our site.
4.7 Session Cookies
Any of the above types of cookie may be a session cookie. Session cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit our site until you close your browser. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser
For more specific details of the cookies that we use, please refer to the table below.
5. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?
The following are used on our website and these cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
|Name Of Cookie||Purpose & Type||Cookie Type|
|CONSENT||Cookie Pop up||Necessary Cookie|
|NID||Google calendar – various unique identifiers and deleted within 4 months||Necessary Cookie|
|PHPSESSIS||To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page and deleted when the browser is closed||Necessary Cookie|
|_cfduid||The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis||Analytics Cookie|
|_ga||Google analytics – used to distinguish users and data expires after 2 years||Analytics Cookie|
|_gid||Google analytics – used to distinguish users and data expires after 24 hours||Analytics Cookie|
|_gat||Google analytics – used to throttle request rate.||Analytics Cookie|
|_biz_flagsA||Cloudflare – cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics||Analytics Cookie|
|_biz_nA||Cloudflare – cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics||Analytics Cookie|
|_biz_pendingA||Cloudflare – cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics||Analytics Cookie|
|_wpfuuid||Functional cookie||Necessary Cookie|
|c_user||Facebook – this cookie contains the user ID of the currently logged in user||Advertising, statistical and Social sharing cookie|
|catAccCookies||This remembers that you have seen the cookie notice so we don’t show you every time you view a page. It expires after 6 months.||Necessary cookie|
|datr||Facebook Cookie||Advertising, statistical and Social sharing cookie|
|fr||Facebook Cookie||Advertising, statistical and Social sharing cookie|
|optimizelyBuckets||The cookies hold short alphanumeric string values to store page variant and experiment data. The cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.||Advertising, statistical and Social sharing cookie|
|optimizelyEndUserId||The cookies hold short alphanumeric string values to store page variant and experiment data. The cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.||Advertising, statistical and Social sharing cookie|
|optimizelySegments||The cookies hold short alphanumeric string values to store page variant and experiment data. The cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.||Advertising, statistical and Social sharing cookie|
|sb||These cookies are set by Facebook. We use this service to show you have “liked” our website on the Facebook social network.||Advertising, statistical and Social sharing cookie|
|trwv.uid||Contains unique alphanumeric value to associate current visitor with the Marketo Web Personalization record. Used for personalization of visitor’s content.||Advertising, statistical and Social sharing cookie|
|xs||Facebook Cookie||Advertising, statistical and Social sharing cookie|
Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how our site is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve our site and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow us to use these cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our site, it does enable us to continually improve our site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
6. Consent and Control
Before cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop up requesting your consent to set those cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of cookies unless those cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of our site may not function fully or as intended.
In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third-party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
The links below provide instructions on how to control cookies in all mainstream browsers:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
- Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge
(Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
- Safari (macOS): https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
- Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies website-preferences
- Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en
(Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)
8. Further Information
For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following: