What are cookies?

A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which a server downloads to your personal computer (PC) or mobile device when you visit a website. The server then sends a cookie back to the originating website each time you subsequently visit it, or if you visit another website which recognises that cookie.


Why do websites use cookies?

Web pages have no memory. If you are clicking from page to page within a website, you will not be recognised as the same user across pages. Cookies enable your browser to be recognised by the website. So cookies are mainly used to remember the choices you have made – choices such as the language you prefer and the currency you use. They will also make sure you are recognised when you return to a website.


Do all cookies do the same thing?

No, there are different types of cookies and different ways of using them. Cookies can be categorised according to their function, their lifespan and according to who places them on a website.


How does Seahorse automation use cookies?

Our website uses the following types of cookie:


How long do Seahorse automation cookies stay active?

The cookies we use have varying lifespans. The maximum lifespan is five years from your last visit to our website. You can erase all cookies from your browser any time you want to.


How can you recognise Seahorse automation cookies?

You can find our cookies in your browser settings.


Does Seahorse automation use third-party cookies?

Yes, Seahorse automation uses the services of trusted and recognised online advertising and marketing companies. Seahorse automation may also use third-party providers for analytical purposes. To enable their services, these companies need to place cookies.

The providers we use are committed to building consumer awareness and establishing responsible business and data management practices and standards.

In order to control the collection of data for analytical purposes by Google Analytics, you may want to visit the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


Who has access to Seahorse automation cookie data?

Only Seahorse automation employees have access to Seahorse automation cookies. Cookies placed by third parties can be accessed by these third parties.


How can you manage your cookie preferences?

Using your browser settings in, for example, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome, you can set which cookies to accept and which to reject. Where you find these settings depends on which browser you use. Use the “Help” function in your browser to locate the settings you need.

If you choose not to accept certain cookies, you may not be able to use some functions on our website. And opting out of an online advertising network does not mean that you will no longer receive or be subject to online advertising or marketing analysis. It means that the network from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and browsing patterns.


Does Seahorse automation use web beacons / pixels?

As well as using cookies, Seahorse automation sometimes uses web beacons. A web beacon is a tiny graphic image of just one pixel that’s delivered to your computer either as part of a web page request or in an HTML email message. Either directly or through service providers, we use these pixels as part of our online marketing activities either on our website or on third-party websites to learn what future activity a user, who is being communication with, takes – such as making contact with us, or viewing one of our service/product pages.


Further Information

Questions, Complaints and Subject Access Requests (SARs)

Any questions or Subject Access Requests (SARs) should be sent to: data.protection@seahorseautomation.com.

Seahorse automation will reply to all access requests within one month, there is no charge for this service.

You have a right to lodge a complaint in the event that you believe that Seahorse automation has not upheld the rights, obligations and responsibilities set out in this Privacy Policy. Please send any complaints to: data.protection@Seahorse automation.com.


Data Protection by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments

Whenever Seahorse automation develops a new system, security and the protection of your data comes first when designing the architecture of our systems.


Data Protection Officer

To contact our Data Protection Officer please use the following details::

Email: data.protection@seahorseautomation.com

Address: 17 Merton Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 5UA



Seahorse automation Ltd, a company registered in England & Wales, is located in the UK and, thus, our supervisory authority is based in the UK.


Review of this Policy

This Policy is regularly reviewed.


Notification of changes

We reserve the right to make changes to our privacy policy at any time, however if we do so any changes will be posted on this page immediately so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we collect it, and where it is kept.