Cookies in use on busybeeschildcare.co.uk

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse web sites.

As a company who believe in ethical use of Information Technology (IT) Busy Bees only ever use cookies that we believe help improve the services we provide and the functionality of our web site, the information we gain from analytical cookies is completely annonymous and used to ensure that we offer only relevant information to the users of our web site.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient and relevent (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this web site (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our web site, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Web site Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our web site work including:

  • Making our online payment system work.
  • Remembering your search settings
  • a session cookie to enable you to refine career searches

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site or by avoiding these areas and facilities of the web site

Third party functions

Our site, like most web sites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • YouTube -powers the videos on our site
  • AddThis - powers page sharing and bookmarking facilities
  • Facebook - Facebook's 'Like' button to show your approval of our web site to your facebook friends
  • Google+ - Google's 'Plus' button to show your approval of our web site to your Google plus friends / circles

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Web site Cookies

So you can easily "Like" or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Some of the main cookies are set by the following, however depending on what AddThis function you choose, you may trigger other social network based cookies in addition to the ones shown below::

  • AddThis
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit
  • Tumblr
  • Blogger
  • LinkedIn
  • Gmail
  • Google+

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our web site, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our web site These so called "analytics" programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use: Google Analytics

List of the most common cookies used within the Busy Bees Nurseries web site

Domain Name   Information
 
Busy Bees Nurseries BBSESSID   This is an internal system cookie that allows persistence of information from one page to another.
Busy Bees Nurseries bookavisit   This is an internal system cookie that ensures the Book A Visit popup will not appear everytime you visit the webpage.
Google Analytics __utma   Google Analytics - Google Analytics uses this cookie name.
  __utmb   Google Analytics - Google Analytics uses this cookie name.
. __utmc   Google Analytics - Google Analytics uses this cookie name.
  __utmz   Google Analytics - Google Analytics uses this cookie name
 
.youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE   YouTube
  use_hitbox   YouTube
  PREF   YouTube
Twitter pid   Created by twitter
  guest_id   Created by twitter
Facebook datr   Created by Facebook
addthis psc   Created by addthis link sharing and bookmarking service
  uid   Created by addthis link sharing and bookmarking service
       
 

Telephone Tracking Analytics

We also use technology to determine how people who phone us arrived on our web site (e.g. from a search engine or by clicking on an advert). This is to help us to identify how people heard about us. Please be aware that if you call us, using a phone number on the web site we can potentially tell how you arrived on our web site Again this ultimately helps us keep down costs for you.

We use: A third party company who allocate unique telephone numbers for each analytic that we track, this is an anonymous statistic unless the web site visitor later decides to manually provide personal contact information by way of an email address or telephone number.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's web sites as cookies are a standard part of most modern web sites

It may be that your concerns about cookies actually relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with anti-spyware software.