Cookie policy

Background

This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Website and Lab Merchant, the owner and provider of this Website. This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Website.

  1. Definitions and Interpretation

  2. In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

    “Data”
    means collectively all information that you submit to Lab Merchant via the Website. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;
    “Cookie”
    means a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in our Cookie policy;
    “Lab Merchant”
    means Lab Merchant Limited, a company incorporated in England with registered number 8166221, whose registered office is at 2 Royal College Street, London NW1 0NH;
    “UK and EU Cookie Law”
    means the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
    “User”
    means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by Lab Merchant and acting in the course of their employment; and
    “Website”
    means the website that you are currently using (http://www.labmerchant.com) and any sub-domains of this site, unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
  3. Scope of this Policy

  4. The Website places the following cookies onto your computer or device. These cookies are used for the purposes described herein. By accepting these terms and conditions, you are giving consent to Lab Merchant to place cookies on your computer or device. Please read the information contained in the Privacy Policy prior to acceptance.

    2.1 This Website may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer. First party cookies are those placed directly by Lab Merchant via this Website and are used only by Lab Merchant. Lab Merchant uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of products and services. Lab Merchant has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times. Details of these Cookies are set out in Clause 3 below.

    2.2 By using this Website you may receive certain third party Cookies on your computer. Third party cookies are those placed by websites and/or parties other than Lab Merchant. Details of the third party cookies used on this Website are set out in Clause 3 below. These Cookies are not integral to the services provided by the Website.

    2.3 All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

    2.4 Before any Cookies are placed on your computer, subject to sub-Clause 2.5 and sub-Clause 2.7, you will be presented with a pop-up message requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Lab Merchant to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

    2.5 Certain features of the Website depend upon Cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are those listed in rows 9, 10 and 11 of the table shown in Clause 3 below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below.

    2.6 This Website uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how Users use the Website. This, in turn, enables us to improve the Website and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, as detailed in Clause 3 below, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of the Website, it does enable us to continually improve our business.

    2.7 The analytics services used by this Website use Cookies to gather the required information. Certain of these Cookies may be placed immediately when you decide to visit the Website and it may not be possible to obtain your prior consent. You may remove these Cookies and prevent future use of them by following the steps set out below.

    2.8 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.

    2.9 You can choose to delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

    2.10 It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

  5. Description of Cookies

  6. The following Cookies may be placed on your computer:

    Name of Cookie Name of Provider 1st / 3rd Party Purpose
    _ga Google Analytics 3rd Party Used to distinguish users.
    PRUM_EPISODES Pingdom 3rd Party Session identifier to measure page load speed with Pingdom monitoring service. This helps to identify pages that don't perform as fast as we would like to, and fix the speed, so that you have pleasant site experience.
    __atuvc AddThis 3rd Party Created and read by JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.
    __utma Google Analytics 3rd Party Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
    __utmb Google Analytics 3rd Party Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
    __utmc Google Analytics 3rd Party Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the__utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
    __utmv Google Analytics 3rd Party Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the_setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated_setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent toGoogle Analytics.
    __utmz Google Analytics 3rd Party Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the Website. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
    cms_313c3_PHPSESSID Lab Merchant 1st Party Session cookie. Does not collect information from the user’s computer and is erased when the Web browser is closed.
    cms_313c3_loginsession Lab Merchant 1st Party Session cookie. Does not collect information from the user’s computer and is erased when the Web browser is closed.
    web_313c3_loginsession Lab Merchant 1st Party Session cookie. Does not collect information from the user’s computer and is erased when the Web browser is closed.
    _cfduid Pingdom 3rd Party Used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the user is coming from.
  7. Changes to this policy

  8. Lab Merchant reserves the right to change this Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

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Lab Merchant Limited

2 Royal College Street
London, NW1 0NH
United Kingdom

admin@labmerchant.com
www.labmerchant.com