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About cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Cartmore Building Supplies use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies we use

What cookies are and how we use them, a list of all the cookies used on the site and how to opt out of or block non-essential cookies.

We use several types of cookies for a range of reasons across the website. Some are essential, while others you can opt out of or block.

Opting out or blocking some cookies may affect the functionality of the website.

On this page

  • Why and how we use cookies
  • How to block cookies
  • Strictly necessary cookies
  • Performance cookies
  • Third party cookies

Some of the cookies we use are essential to the performance of the website, while others are not.

We want to be open in the way we use cookies, and to help you make informed choices about the information you provide to us and third parties when you visit our website.

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

From the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance on use of cookies

Why and how we use cookies

There are broadly four reasons why a cookie might be stored on your device when visiting the website.

  • Cookies that make the website work properly for you and enable you to make use of the secure online services that we provide.
  • Cookies that collect data about your use of the website which is then anonymised and used to help us improve our online services.
  • Cookies that remember your preferences and make the site easier for you to use.
  • Cookies that are placed by third party services we make use of to enhance the information we present online. We have no control over these third-party cookies.

These cookies are placed on your device either by the website or by the third parties whose services we use as part of the website.

Some cookies are retained in your browser for only as long as you visit our website, while others persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.

How to block cookies

You can restrict or block all cookies which are set during your use of the website by changing your browser’s settings. Some pages may not work if you completely disable cookies, but many third-party cookies can be safely blocked.

You can also use the controls on the bottom right of the website to control the cookies set by this site.

Check information in your browser’s help section for specific instructions on how to manage cookies. Alternatively, websites such as “All About Cookies” provide comprehensive guidance.

Guide to managing cookies

 

Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies we place on your browser ensure that the website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. These can be blocked via browser setting detailed above, but areas such as our online shop may not function correctly. These do not store personal data.

You must accept these essential cookies to be able to make use of our online systems.

Name Example Data Purpose Expires
CookieConsent {stamp:’8FA6Uirnot8qJJs+tk3Lydy3jbJZtyn/… Used to remember if the user is accessing the website on a computer or mobile device. 1 Year
__EC_TEST__ Fri%2C%2004%20May%2020… Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. Session
wc_cart_hash_# 107a6b47c4838e80546a12de95834b0c information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes Session
wc_fragments_# fcc9b219641d7ed584719ea82be1ac0a%7C.. contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. 1 Day
wc_cart_created 1525421963592 information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes Session
woocommerce_items_in_cart 1 information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes Session
woocommerce_cart_hash 2a815244e5c9080d48dbbaaab8e7bf1d information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes Session

 

Performance cookies

We use a number of tools that monitor visitor behaviour on our website to help us improve our information and services.
The tool we use most consistently is Google Analytics. Anonymous data about your visit is collected and amalgamated with that of other visitors so we can better understand how people use our website.

You can opt out of providing us with this information if you wish, with no impact on your experience of our website.

Name Example Data Purpose Expires
_ga GA1.2.738558195.1525353748 Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
_gid GA1.2.486209962.1525353748 Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Session
_gat 1 Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Session

 

Third party cookies

Some website pages use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies on your device.

You can also block or remove cookies yourself by altering the settings of your browser. Blocking these cookies is unlikely to impact on your experience of our website.

Name Example Data Purpose Expires
NID 129=YiAwBCwOU70AdU5oSYK6sIn… Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. 6 Months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE dIFveS6TX0U Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 days
PREF f1=50000000 Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. 8 months
YSC D6hqaRPJbbE Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Session