1. Introduction

1.1    I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of my website visitors, service users, individual customers and customer personnel.

1.2    This policy applies where I am acting as a data controller and I determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3    My website incorporates privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy controls, you can specify whether you would like to receive direct marketing communications and limit the collection, sharing and publication of your personal data.

1.4    I use cookies on my website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of my website and services, I will ask you to consent to my use of cookies when you first visit this website.

1.5    In this policy, “I”, “me” and “my” refer to Ana Costa, founder of ACC Spanish. For more information about us, see Section 6.

2. About cookies

2.1  A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

2.2  Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

2.3  Cookies may not contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

  1. Cookies that I use

3.1  I use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)    personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise our website for you;

(b)    security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;

(c)    advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you;

(d)    analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services; and

(e)    cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

4. Cookies used by our service providers

4.1  My service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit this website.

4.2  I use Google Analytics. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of this website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of this website. You can find out more about Google’s use of information by visiting https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and you can review Google’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

4.3  I publish Google AdSense advertisements on this website. The advertisements may be personalised to reflect your interests. To help determine your interests Google and its partners use cookies. The cookies are used to track your previous visits to this website and your visits to other websites. You can opt out of Google’s personalised advertising by visiting https://www.google.com/settings/ads and you can opt out of third party cookies use for personalised advertising by visiting http://www.aboutads.info. You can review Google’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

4.4  I use a Facebook pixel on thiswebsite. Using the pixel, Facebook collects information about the users and use of this website. The information is used to personalise Facebook advertisements and to analyse the use of this website. To find out more about the Facebook pixel and about Facebook’s use of personal data generally, see the Facebook cookie policy at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/ and the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. The Facebook cookie policy includes information about controlling Facebook’s use of cookies to show you advertisements. If you are a registered Facebook user, you can adjust how advertisements are targeted by following the instructions at https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217.

5. Managing cookies

5.1  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647 (Chrome);

(b)    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c)    https://help.opera.com/en/latest/security-and-privacy/ (Opera);

(d)    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e)    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac (Safari); and

(f)    https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

5.2  Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

5.3  If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.

6. ACC Spanish details

6.1  This website is owned and operated by Ana Costa.

6.2  The principal place of business is at Ulsterville Avenue, BT9 7AT, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

6.3  You can contact Ana, founder of ACC Spanish:

(a)    using the website contact form

(b)    by email (hola@accspanish.com)

6.2  ACC Spanish is registered in Northern Ireland under registration number [number].

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