Cookie Policy

Artico Cookie Policy


Artico Holdings Ltd (“AHL” “we”, “our” or “us”) and our partners use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information about your use of the websites and mobile applications that comprise the Artico Network. Our Top Level Domains (TLD) and subdomains include, but are not limited to, artico.co.uk, articogems.co.uk, articojewellery.co.uk. Our mobile applications, Artico Mobile, MyArtico, ArticoShopping, and Artico Charities and Education programmes, and the associated services which include email communications (collectively, the “Services”), in-store tracking, push notifications and video broadcasts and podcasts.


“Cookies” are small data files that a website places on your browser when you visit the website. Cookies allow a website or third party to recognise your browser. There are three primary types of cookies:

Session cookies are specific to a particular visit and carry information as you view different pages within a website. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically in a short period of time, e.g., when you leave the website or when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies enable us to recognise you when you visit our website and remember your preferences. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser or mobile device until you choose to delete them, and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration.

Third-party cookies are placed by someone other than us, and may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and sessions. They are usually persistent cookies and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time period set in each third-party cookie.

“Web beacons” are small graphic files (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”) that are embedded in images on pages of a website or in an email and are typically used to track a user’s activity on the page or whether an email was opened. The beacon sends back to the home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located and the content viewed, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.

An “Application SDK” is an application supplied by a third-party which is software development kit that is typically embedded in mobile or website application. These are also sometimes referred to as ‘Platforms’.  These app SDKs permit the collection of information about the app itself, activity in the app, and the device the application is running on.


The cookies used in connection with your use of the Services will generally fall within one of the following categories:


Necessary functionality: These cookies are essential to enable you to navigate the Artico Network and access the Services in a safe and secure manner.

Important functionality: These cookies help us authenticate registered members, remember your the personal details you have chosen to record with us, your site preferences and content interests so that we can provide an enhanced and more personalised user experience. We endeavour to facilitate a ‘Progressive Web App’ experience which allows you to comprehensively customise your use of our services.

Performance and Analytics: These cookies provide data on how the Services are functioning to help us improve the performance of the Services and the user experience.

Advertising/Marketing Services: These cookies enable us to deliver advertisements within the Artico Network and on third party sites that are more relevant to you and your interests based on your member registration information, content browsing activity, use of the Services and in some cases, other information about you that we have obtained from other sources. Cookies may be used to limit the number of times you see a particular advertisement and to measure of the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.  Artico does not sell this information and any data collected using the Advertising and Marketing Services is used exclusively for and within the Artico Network.


We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to recognise individual users when they access the Services, remember user preferences, keep track of users’ access to and use of the Services, track whether our emails have been opened and whether links are clicked, ensure that the Services are functioning properly, analyze trends and to personalise the Services, including advertising within the Artico Network and on third party websites, so that it is relevant to individual user’s interests which may be inferred based on the details you choose to leave with us or third-party applications.

When you use the Services, we may collect information about your device including the IP address (which provides non-precise information, e.g., city or zip code level, about the approximate physical location of the device), unique device identifier (which is different than the device’s serial number), cookie information, advertising ID (which is a unique, user-resettable identification number for advertising associated with a mobile device), browser information (including referring URL), operating system, mobile carrier, device settings and App version and usage information, all of which we may associate with information about your use of the Services. When enabled by you, we collect precise location information provided by your mobile device, which you may disable through the device settings. If you are a member of the Artico Network, we may elect to associate the information collected by cookies and other tracking technologies with your registration information and other information we have about you.

We may personalise the Services, including the advertising you see within the Artico Network, on third party websites and in our email communications, based on your registration information, information collected about your use of the Services and information we receive from third party sources. For example, a user who Artico believes is primarily interested in a particular gemstone or alloy or who has browsed that specific content within the Artico Network may be served an advertisement promoting a particular product or range of products that fall within that description. We partner with third parties to manage and conduct our advertising activities including advertising on third party websites. The bonafides of these third-parties can be assessed using independent review sites not associated by Artico. These third parties may use cookies and other tracking technologies to deliver this advertising based on your activities and interests as inferred from your use of the Services and other information they have about you. The two principal third parties that Artico works with are Google and Facebook. In addition to using the information it collects performing services for Artico, Google may also use such information as described in its privacy policy. To see how Google may use information collected through our use of the Google services on the Artico Network visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners. While Facebook does not provide any personal information to Artico, Facebook may use information that it has about you and that it collects performing services for Artico (which may be associated with personal information that Facebook has about you) as described in its privacy policy available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.


Your Choices

Most browser software can be set to reject all cookies, including third party cookies, however, if you choose to reject all our cookies, your ability to access and use the Services will be limited. Typically the cookie settings are within the “options” or “preferences” menu in your browser. At the time of writing, the links below provide information about cookie settings for some commonly used browsers:

You can opt-out of interest-based advertising on the Sites by rejecting cookies and through a preferences manager or, if you are located in the European Union (EU), you may also opt-out here. Please note that even if you reject cookies and opt-out of interest-based advertising, you will continue to receive generic advertisements through the Services. Note that only where we have implemented appropriate code, a web browser’s “do not track” signal will be complied with. In time it is our intention to fully conform to this user preference across the entire Artico Network. You can learn more about managing your preferences for ads online, particularly for many third-party advertising networks, through resources made available by the Digital Advertising Alliance at https://www.aboutads.info/ or the Network Advertising Initiative at https://optout.networkadvertising.org. Note that if you delete cookies, use a different device, or change web browsers, you may need to opt out again.

You may control interest-based advertising on your mobile device by enabling the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting in your iOS device’s settings or “Opt out of Ads Personalization” in your Android device’s settings. This will not prevent you from seeing advertisements, but will limit the use of device advertising identifiers to personalise advertisements based on your interests. You also may disable the transmission of precise location information through your device settings.

Please refer to the Artico Privacy Policy to learn how you can contact us for more information.

We reserve the right to change this Cookie Policy at any time and any changes will be effective upon posting unless we advise otherwise. We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Policy for current information about our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

Last Updated on July 30th, 2018