Business First Network Cookie Policy

BACKGROUND:
This website www.thebfn.co.uk (“Our Site”) uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, we are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better understanding how you use it. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur if you continue using Our Site. If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Site immediately.

Definitions and Interpretation
In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

“Cookie”
means a small file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain 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 Business First Network Ltd. a limited company registered in Northern Ireland under company number NI622685, whose registered address is 124A Castlereagh Street, Belfast, BT5 4NL, and whose main trading address is 124A Castlereagh Street, Belfast, BT5 4NL.  


Information About Us
Our Site is owned and operated by Business First Network Ltd a limited company registered in Northern Ireland under company number NI622685, whose registered address is 124A Castlereagh Street, Belfast, BT5 4NL, and whose main trading address is 124A Castlereagh Street, Belfast, BT5 4NL.

Our VAT number is 184335596.

Our Data Protection Officer/Data Representative is Michael Osborne, and can be contacted by email at michael@thebfn.co.uk, by telephone on 028 9045 1062, or by post at 124A Castlereagh Street, Belfast, BT5 4NL.


How Does Our Site Use Cookies?
Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. On your first visit to our site you will be prompted about these cookies by a pop-up. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our products and services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

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 essential operation of our site, website measurement, analytical performance, functionality such as playing video, targeting and advertising. 

All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We use the following cookies:

Strictly Necessary Cookies
A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as URL redirects, logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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 details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy  HYPERLINK "http://www.thebfn.co.uk/privacy-policy" www.thebfn.co.uk/privacy-policy.


Consent and Control
By using Our site, you are 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)


Changes to this Cookie Policy
We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time.  If We do so, details of the changes will be highlighted at the top of this page.  Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made.  You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.


Further Information
If you would like to know more about how We use Cookies, please contact Us at"membership@thebfn.co.uk" membership@thebfn.co.uk, by telephone on 028 9045 1062, or by post at 124A Castlereagh Street, Belfast BT5 4NL.

For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following:

www.thebfn.co.uk/privacy-policy;