What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They enable you to be remembered when using that computer or device to interact with websites and online services and can be used to manage a range of features and content as well as storing searches and presenting personalised content.
How long do they last?
A number of cookies and similar technologies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Others may be used to remember you when you return to our site and will last for longer.
What type of cookies do we use?
We use the following types of cookies:
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us for our legitimate interests of improving the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalise our content, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
Cookie Name & Purpose:
Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz)
These cookies are used to collect information about how our visitors use our website. We use this information to see what visitors have found particular pages of use and how long they stayed on our website. This information is viewed in an anonymous format and also provides information on where our visitors come from.
Google Remarketing (RLSA)
GripClad use remarketing cookies to provide you with additional advertising of our products only once you’ve visited a similar product within the website. We also use re-marketing to improve reporting on our campaign performances; and to avoid showing the same adverts as visitors have already seen. We will only show adverts to visitors of Google Search Results and Google’s Display Network.
Session Cookie (wfvt)
These contain information about your general geographic location (used to remember your time zone, for example). These are known as session cookies and are deleted when you leave the site.
Third party cookies
These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.
The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable but, in general, the website may not operate properly if all cookies are switched off. If you want to disable cookies on our site, you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Other helpful resources
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.