Cookie Policy

Thanks for visiting MyShed, the London tool hire and sharing app. We want to help you understand what cookies are and how we use them. Our Cookie Policy explains what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device when you access our platform. We use cookies on our platform to:

  • keep track of the items you have requested to rent or list for rental on our platform
  • recognise you whenever you visit this platform (this speeds up your access to the platform as you do not have to log on each time);
  • obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitor requirements and interests;
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally.

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on the platform. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested (e.g., to enable you to put items in your shopping basket and use our rental booking process).

If you visit our platform when your browser is set to accept cookies, we will interpret this as an indication that you consent to our use of cookies and other similar technologies as described in this Privacy Policy. If you change your mind in the future about letting us use cookies, you can modify the settings of your browser to reject cookies or disable cookies completely.

Description of cookies

The table below is designed to provide more information about the cookies we use and why:

Name of cookiePurpose for the cookie
Google Analytics This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc which uses cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our platform, and how we can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors (e.g., how long they stayed on the platform, the average number of pages viewed) and also tells us how many visitors we have had.). See www.google.com/analytics/analytics/
MixpanelOur mobile app uses Mixpanel. Mixpanel uses cookies to help analyse how visitors arrive at and use MyShed, and provides us with statistical reports on activity. The information generated by the cookies or other technologies about your use of MyShed (including IP address) is transmitted to Mixpanel and potentially stored on servers in the United States. Mixpanel will use the information to compile reports on the activity on MyShed for us.

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this platform. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our platform – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can opt-out of Mixpanel’s practices by visiting https://mixpanel.com/legal/privacy-overview/

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