Cookie Policy

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Legislation about the use of Cookies

This Cookies Policy is an integral part of the Privacy Policy of Wessex Filling Station.

Accessing and browsing the website, as well as using its services, implies the acceptance of the Privacy Notice and Cookies Policy. Please, read them carefully. We wish to make your experience pleasant and as transparent as possible, and we have therefore drawn up this Cookies Policy for your perusal.

A GDPR Glossary of Terms used within the Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy [this document] can be found below:

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What is a Cookie?

Questions Mark Button Image [120x120]Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Their main purpose is to recognise the users every time they access a website, such as; and also allows the website to improve the quality and usability of the users experience whilst browsing said site. Cookies are essential for the function of the internet. They cannot damage the user's device and if they are activated in the configuration of your browser, they help identify and solve possible errors.

Types of Cookies

There are different types of cookies. They all work the same way, but there are slight differences:

  • Session-id Cookies:
    • These cookies are only employed during a particular session and are deleted when the user closes the browser.
    • Their main purpose is to identify the device type and support the website security and basic functions.
    • They do not contain personal data that permits identifying a person.
  • Persistent or Permanent Cookies:
    • These cookies are stored on the hard disc of the users device and the website is notified each time that user makes a new visit to a site.
    • They have an expiry date, after which the cookie stops functioning.
    • They allow the website to identify activities and preferences, analyse visits, all in order to improve services.
  • Functionality Cookies:
    • These allow a website to store decisions previously made by the user, like login or password.
    • The information gathered by such cookies remains anonymous, which means that they do not contain your name, address or other personal data.
  • Third-Party Cookies:
    • These cookies are the ones installed by a website that the user is not visiting.
    • These occur on social networks, like Facebook, or external content like Google Maps.
    • Some advertising companies use this type of Cookie file to follow a user's visits to each site where they are present.
  • Analytical Cookies:
    • These cookies serve the purpose of regular maintenance and guaranteeing the best possible function and service for the user by storing data of your activity.

The use of cookies

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By accessing the website users are given the option to explicitly accept the use of cookies and therefore acknowledge that cookies may be used on their devices. If cookies are deactivated on their device or browser, browsing of the website may not be the most efficient and some functionality may be hindered.

Third-party cookies.

Google Analytics Cookies

This site uses the Google Analytics service, which is provided by Google, Inc., with headquarters in 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States ("Google").

Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyse the use of a website. The data generated by the cookie regarding your activities (including your IP address) will be sent and stored directly in Google's server in the US. Google will use this data to our benefit in order to make reports of users activity on our website and providing other services related to the website activity and internet use. Google may transfer this data to third parties when this is required by the law, or when those third parties process this data for Google. Google shall not link your IP address to any other data at their disposal.If you wish, you may block the use of cookies in the configuration section of your browser. If you do so, however, you may not benefit from the full functionality of this website. By using this site, you agree to the treatment of your data by Google as mentioned above.

The Names of Google Analytics cookies:

Interested users can read more in depth on Google Analytics on the following Google Developers page:

Purpose of cookies:

Google Analytics cookies generate an anonymous user ID, which is used to count the number of times the user visits a site. They also store when a user visited the site for the first and for the last time. They calculate the length of a session and detect the origin of the user, and also establish certain keywords.

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User Configuration to Avoid Cookies:

In compliance with current legislation, Wessex Filling Station offer you the information necessary to configure your browser(s) in order to maintain your privacy and safety regarding the use of cookies. To this end, we provide the information and links to the official support sites of the top 5 main browsers so that you can decide whether to allow or block the use of cookies. This list is not exhaustive.

You can block cookies by means of browser configuration tools, or else configure your browser to receive notice when a cookie will be used. However as previously noted: If cookies are deactivated on your device or browser, browsing of the website may not be the most efficient and some functionality may be hindered.

  1. Firefox:
    1. Open Firefox:
    2. Click the menu button (three horizontal lines) and select 'Preferences'.
    3. Select the 'Privacy & Security' panel and go to the 'History' section.
    4. Select 'Use Custom Settings for History' and make appropriate selections in the tick boxes provided.
    5. For more details we recommend that you visit the Mozilla website:
  2. Google Chrome:
    1. Open Chrome.
    2. Go to menu Options > Advanced Options > Privacy.
    3. For more details visit:
  3. Microsoft Edge:
    1. Open the Edge app.
    2. Click/tap on the more actions button (3 dots) on the toolbar, and click/tap on Settings.
    3. Click/tap on View advanced settings towards the bottom.
    4. Under Cookies, select to either don’t block cookies (default), Block only third party cookies, or Block all cookies for what you want.
    5. For more details visit:
  4. Microsoft Internet Explorer:
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Go to menu option Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Configuration.
    3. For more details visit:
  5. Opera:
    1. Go to Safety and Privacy to configure your browser.
    2. For more details visit:

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