Cookie policy

Definition​ ​of​ ​Cookies

Internet​ ​’cookies’​ ​are​ ​small​ ​text​ ​files​ ​that​ ​get​ ​stored​ ​in​ ​your​ ​browser​ ​while​ ​you​ ​browse websites.​ ​Cookies​ ​don’t usually ​contain​ ​any​ ​information​ ​that​ ​would​ ​identify​ ​a​ ​user. Generally, ​they​ ​contain​ ​a​ ​string​ ​of​ ​text​ ​or​ ​”unique​ ​identifier”.​ ​This​ ​acts​ ​in the same way a label does.  

When​ ​a​ ​website ​views​ ​the​ ​string​ ​of​ ​text​ ​it​ ​creates​ ​a​ ​cookie,​ ​it recognises ​the​ ​browser​ ​as ​one​ ​it​ ​has previously seen. ​Contrary​ ​to​ ​common​ ​belief,​ ​cookies​ ​do​ ​not​ ​contain​ ​software​ ​programs,​ ​so cannot​ ​install​ ​content ​on​ ​a​ ​computer​ ​or​ ​damage​ ​the device ​in​ ​any​ ​way.  

You​ ​can​ ​learn ​more​ ​about​ ​cookies​ ​by​ ​visiting​ ​​http://www.allaboutcookies.org   

 

Why​ ​We​ ​Use​ ​Cookies 

We​ ​use​ ​cookies​ ​for​ ​the​ ​following​ ​purposes: 

  • To​ ​offer​ ​a​ ​customised ​experience​ ​to​ ​our​ ​customers 
  • To​ ​offer our​ ​services​ ​to​ ​you​ ​in​ ​the​ ​most​ ​dynamic way possible 
  • To​ ​remember​ ​your​ ​preferences​ ​and​ ​personalise​ ​our​ ​site​ ​appropriately.   

This​ ​information​ ​is​ ​never​ ​shared​ ​with​ ​third​ ​parties​ ​without​ ​your​ permission.

Here​ ​are​ ​definitions ​of​ ​all​ ​the​ ​cookies​ ​that​ ​may​ ​be​ ​set​ ​by​ ​us​ ​when​ ​you​ ​visit​ ​our​ ​site​ ​and why​ ​we​ ​use​ ​them:

  • __utma,​ ​__utmb,​ ​__utmc,​ ​__utmz​ ​-​ ​These​ ​cookies​ ​facilitate​ ​the​ ​function​ ​of​ ​Google Analytics.​ ​This​ ​software​ ​helps​ ​us​ ​evaluate​ ​visitor​ ​information​ ​such​ ​as​ ​browser​ ​usage, new​ ​visitor​ ​numbers,​ ​response​ ​to​ ​marketing​ ​activity.​ ​That​ ​information​ ​helps​ ​us​ ​better our​ ​website. 
  • _vis_opt_xxxxxxxi​ ​-​ ​These​ ​cookies​ ​are​ ​created ​by​ ​Visual​ ​Website​ ​Optimizer,​ ​which​ ​allows us​ ​to​ ​better develop​ ​website​ ​usability. 
  • ASP.NET_SessionId​ ​-​ ​ASP.NET​ ​issues​ ​a​ ​cookie​ ​called​ ​ASP.NET_SessionId.​ ​These cookies​ ​are​ ​used​ ​to​ ​maintain​ ​your​ ​user​ ​session.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​forbid​ ​this​ ​cookie,​ ​it​ ​may cause​ ​the​ ​application​ ​to​ ​not work correctly. 
  • WRUID​ ​-​ ​These​ ​cookies​ ​enable​ ​the​ ​function​ ​of​ ​Clicktale.​ ​Clicktale​ ​encourages​ ​us to understand​ ​how​ ​people​ ​interact​ ​with​ ​our​ ​website,​ ​allowing​ ​us​ ​to​ ​make​ ​improvements to​ ​site​ ​content​ ​and​ ​navigation. 

 

Third​ ​Parties​ ​and​ ​Cookies

We​ ​work alongside​ ​third-party​ ​partners​ ​who​ ​serve​ ​advertisements​ ​on​ ​our​ ​behalf.​ ​Most​ ​of​ ​these third-party​ ​marketing​ ​sites​ ​use ​both​ ​session​ ​and​ ​persistent​ ​cookies.​ ​All​ ​data​ ​gathered​ ​by these​ ​third​ ​parties​ ​is​ ​unidentifiable ​and​ ​will​ ​never​ ​contain​ ​your​ ​name,​ ​address,​ ​telephone number,​ ​email​ ​address​ ​or​ ​payment​ ​details.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​eliminate​ ​your​ ​cookies​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time​ ​from any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​third​ ​party​ ​marketing​ services​ ​and​ ​technology​ ​partners​ ​mentioned​ ​below.​ ​We​ ​will never​ ​reveal​ ​your​ ​personal​ ​details​ ​to​ ​third​ ​parties​ ​without​ ​your content.   

Here’s​ ​some​ ​information​ ​on​ ​the​ ​cookies​ ​that​ ​may​ ​be​ ​used​ ​our​ ​third-party​ ​relationships:

  • Adform​ ​(various)​ ​-​ ​Adform’s​ ​advertising​ ​technology​ ​is​ ​used​ ​on​ ​many​ ​websites​ ​to gather​ ​statistics​ ​about​ ​visitors​ ​and​ ​collect​ ​information​ ​used​ ​to​ ​decide​ ​which​ ​ads​ ​to display,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​showing​ ​similar​ ​products​ ​to​ ​those​ ​a​ ​visitor​ ​has​ ​looked​ ​at​ ​before. Adform​ ​uses​ ​a​ ​cookie​ ​mechanism​ ​for​ ​this​ ​purpose,​ ​but​ ​only​ ​on​ ​an​ ​anonymous​ ​basis. This​ ​means​ ​that​ ​Adform​ ​stores​ ​no​ ​personal​ ​information​ ​such​ ​as​ ​email​ ​addresses, names​ ​or​ ​addresses​ ​in​ ​the​ ​cookie​ ​or​ ​in​ ​the​ ​cookie-based​ ​profile.  
  • DoubleClick​ ​(various)​ ​-​ ​Doubleclick​ ​is​ ​an​ ​advertising​ ​business​ ​owned​ ​by​ ​Google. DoubleClick​ ​uses​ ​cookies​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​our​ ​adverts​ ​on​ ​third​-party​ ​websites.​ ​The DoubleClick​ ​cookie​ ​serves​ ​applicable ​ads​ ​to​ ​potential​ ​customers​ ​and​ ​collects data regarding how​ ​or​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​interacting​ ​with​ ​these​ ​ads.​ ​We​ ​use​ ​DoubleClick conversion​ ​tracking​ ​cookies​ ​to​ ​track​ ​on-site​ ​conversions. 
  • Struq​ ​(pref)​ ​-​ ​Struq​ ​cookies​ ​collect​ ​browsing​ ​data​ ​–​ ​such as​ ​the​ ​products​ ​you​ ​have viewed.​ ​This​ ​data​ ​may​ ​later ​be​ ​used​ ​by​ ​other​ ​website(s)​ ​in​ ​their​ ​network​ ​to​ ​serve advertisements​ ​consisting of ​products​ ​that​ ​you​ ​may​ ​have​ ​looked​ ​at​ ​or​ ​equivalent​ ​products. Advertisements​ ​will​ ​always​ ​contain ​a​ ​link​ ​to​ ​Struq’s​ ​Privacy​ ​Policy​ ​page.​ ​If​ ​you wish to​ ​opt​-out of this type of targeting,​ ​or​ ​would like to view  ​more​ ​information​ ​on​ ​why​ ​you​ ​are​ ​being retargeted,​ ​simply​ ​click​ ​the​ ​blue​ ​’i’​ ​icon​ ​which​ ​appears​ ​in​ ​the​ ​top​ ​right​ ​corner​ ​of each ​advertisement.