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ABOUT COOKIES
GP Batteries International Limited (“GP Batteries”) is the operator of GP Batteries Online Store http://hk.gpbatteries.com. We adhere to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regards to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

For what are cookies used in this website?
We use cookies to provide services on our websites. These services include user log-in, setting language preferences and security protection. These cookies are essential to the operation of our Website. Some cookies provide us statistics about the number of visitors and the web pages viewed. This information helps us to design more useful content for you. You may refuse cookies, but this may limit your use of the site and its various features, and reduces our ability to improve our products and services and provide engaging content.

For what are the cookies NOT used in this website?
We do not store sensitive information of personal identification such as your address, password, credit card data, etc., in the cookies that we use. Neither do we use the cookies to guide advertising to our users according to your navigation nor for other advertising aims, not ours or of third parties.

Who uses the information stored in the cookies?

Use of cookies
You should be aware that when you use our website, we may collect information by using cookies, web beacons or unique device identifiers to identify your device that is accessing our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your mobile device when you access our website, and they record your preferences and actions when accessing the same. We use cookies to track the use of and the browsing behavior on our website, as well as to monitor traffic, to maintain and improve our website to make it easier and/or more convenient for your use. Cookies do not recognize you personally and are not harmful to your device. None of the cookies that we use contain information such as your real name or address, so you cannot be identified personally by them.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can manage and adjust your cookies settings at any time by changing the browser setting (e.g. Google Chrome setting) for your device to disable cookies or clear all cookies and web browsing histories. However, if you choose to decline or disable cookies on your device, certain features and functionality of our website will not work properly, e.g. the items added to your shopping cart may be deleted once you exit the Website.

We use the following types of cookies when you access our website:
• Essential cookies: These cookies enable you to use our website; they are essential to enable you to browse our website and use certain features. Disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts of the website. These cookies also help keep our website safe and secure.

• Preference cookies: These cookies store information such as your location data and language selection, login data and website preferences. Without these cookies, our website may not be able to remember certain choices you have previously made or personalize your browsing experience by providing you with relevant information. These cookies can also be used to recognize your device so that you do not have to provide the same information more than once.

• Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use our website, such as which pages you visit regularly. These cookies are used to provide you with a high-quality experience by doing things such as tracking page load, site response times, and error messages. They are also used to gather feedback on customer satisfaction through surveys.

• Content / advertising cookies: These cookies gather information about your use of our website so we may improve your experience and provide you with more relevant content and advertising. They remember that you've visited our website and help us understand how you use them. Some of these cookies are from third parties that collect information about users of our website in order to provide advertising based on users’ online activities. The third parties involved in this type of advertising collect internet browsing information (e.g., websites visited, time of visit) across different websites and over time, and they may use the information they collect on our website to provide you ads (from us and other companies) across the internet.


How we use your data
We may use your Personal Data and Non-Personal Data in the following ways:
• Register, verify and manage your account on our website;
• Facilitate your log-in access our website including through the use of cookies, as described above, e.g. establish and maintain your logged-on identity so that you can conveniently browse, access and use our website without being requested to log-on repeatedly;
• Processing your purchase orders and contacting you regarding your purchase orders if necessary, as well as arranging delivery of the purchased goods;
• Copying, distributing, publishing, sharing or otherwise exploiting your user-generated contents on our website or other social media platforms, in whole or in part, through website, other social media accounts or any other marketing campaigns of GP Batteries
• Providing product warranty and maintenance services and customer and/or technical support to you;
• Communicating with you about your account and sending you information about our products and services, as well as features of our website;
• Operating, monitoring, customizing, enhancing, maintaining, optimizing and/or improving our website as well as our goods and/or services offered and customizing, providing and improving our services and your browsing experience on our website;
• Obtaining various types of demographics information from our website, which we use to operate, maintain and/or improve our website;
• Reviewing and customizing the advertising and content of our website, as well as promotional materials;
• Reviewing, improving and strengthening our marketing strategies, including without limitation to formulating and/or conducting market analysis and research, such as interviews and focus groups;
• Administering contests, competitions and promotions including informing you of a prize you have won;
• Managing and responding to your comments and inquiries submitted to us;
• Communicating with you about changes to our policies or terms and conditions;
• Detecting, investigating and preventing activities that may violate our terms and conditions, policies or may be illegal;
• Compile, process and generate statistics and crash reports for the Website, and performing statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of our customers as well as users of our website;
• Compile, maintain and update our database of account holders and users on our website;
• Our customer relationship management (such as conducting consumer satisfaction surveys) as well as other internal management or administrative purposes in relation to website.


Can the use of cookies be deactivated?
Yes, the cookies can be deactivated. However, if you select this configuration, you might not be able to access certain parts of our website, it may cause less efficient navigation and you cannot take advantage of some of our services. If you prefer to restrict, block or erase the cookies from this website, you can do so by modifying your browser's configuration. Although the parameterization of each browser is different, the configuration of the cookies is usually done in the "Preferences" or "Tools" menu. For more details on the configuration of the cookies in your browser, consult its "Help" menu. You can read more about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies