Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy sets out the basis on which we, CDR Electrical Wholesalers Limited, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, www.cdrelectrical.co.uk (our website). This Cookie Policy is effective from 14/05/2018.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

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Contents

1. About cookies
2. List of cookies used
3. Essential cookies
4. Non-essential cookies
5. Other technologies
6. How to accept or reject cookies
7. Copyright and credit

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1. About cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

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2. List of cookies used

We use the following essential cookies on or in relation to our website:

Cookie NameType of CookieFirst or Third partySession or PersistentPurpose
civicAllowCookies, civicShowCookieIcon, civicAnalyticsFunctionalFirst partyPersistent (90 days)To remember which types of cookies you have consented to on our website

We use the following non-essential cookies on or in relation to our website:

Cookie NameType of CookieFirst or Third partySession or PersistentPurpose
_gaAnalyticalFirst partyPersistent (2 years)From Google Analytics to distinguish users (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)
_gidAnalyticalFirst partyPersistent (24 hours)From Google Analytics to distinguish users (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)
_gatAnalyticalFirst partyPersistent (1 minute)From Google Analytics to throttle requests (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)
__utmaAnalyticalFirst partyPersistent (2 years)From Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)
__utmtAnalyticalFirst partyPersistent (10 minutes)From Google Analytics to throttle requests (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)
__utmbAnalyticalFirst partyPersistent (30 minutes)From Google Analytics to determine new sessions and visits (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)
__utmcAnalyticalFirst partySessionFrom Google Analytics to determine new sessions and visits (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)
__utmzAnalyticalFirst partyPersistent (6 months)From Google Analytics to store how you reached our site (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)
__utmvAnalyticalFirst partyPersistent (2 years)From Google Analytics to store custom variable data (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)
__utmxAnalyticalFirst partyPersistent (18 months)From Google Analytics to determine experiments that you may be included in (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)
__utmxxAnalyticalFirst partyPersistent (18 months)From Google Analytics to determine the expiry of experiments that you may be included in (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)

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3. Essential cookies

These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:

  • first party persistent cookies to recognise whether you have accepted the use of cookies on our website. These cookies are: civicAllowCookies, civicShowCookieIcon, civicNecessary, civicAnalytics and civicSocial. These cookies expire after 90 days.

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.

How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.

You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.

For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

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4. Non-essential cookies

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

  • Analytical (or performance) cookies
  • Targeting (or advertising) cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website:

  • We use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on, your location (based on your IP address).
    • The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga, _gid, _gat, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz, __utmv, __utmx, __utmxx. These cookies are both session and persistent cookies. For more information on which are session and which are persistent cookies and their expiry dates, refer to the table under the List of cookies used section.
    • The information we collect using analytical cookies and submit to Google Analytics is collected on an anonymised basis.

More information

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.cdrelectrical.co.uk/privacy-policy/.

Third party cookies

Third parties use cookies to analyse your use of our website and to enable advertisement conversion tracking with Google AdWords. Third party cookies used in relation to our website include:

  • Google AdWords cookies to track whether you have come to us via an advertisement we have placed on a search engine results page or elsewhere across the internet, such as another website and to record information relating to how you came to us such as your location when you accessed our website, the time of day you visited and the device you were using. Google may use different cookies to track how you came to our website depending on what advertisement you clicked on and where. We use this information to analyse who accesses our website and from where.
  • Google remarketing cookies to display advertisements to you about our goods and services across the internet, including on other websites you visit. Google uses cookies to display advertisements to you about our products and services on other websites and locations across the internet based on the fact that you have visited our website. Google may also display other advertisements across the internet to you about third party services using the Google AdSense network, although this is beyond our control. For more information about Google remarketing, click here: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2453998?hl=en.

More information

For information about the cookies Google uses in relation to the above, see the ‘Advertising’ section on the Types of cookies used by Google page in Google’s cookie policy, which is available here: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/.

For information about how Google uses data from cookies for its own purposes, please visit the following link https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

How to opt in or out from third party cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: the purposes for which we use the third party cookies as described above. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of third party cookies, including automated decision making and profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.cdrelectrical.co.uk/privacy-policy/.

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5. Other technologies

Web beacons

We and any marketing companies we use also embed web beacons in our marketing emails. Web beacons are small GIF image files which enable us to track your receipt of our marketing emails, how often you view our website pages, your location, IP address and browser information. Web beacons are activated whenever you open a marketing email or access a page on our website which contains a web beacon. Web beacons transmit data when you view them but are not capable of accessing any other information on your computer. Web beacons are not stored on your hard drive unless you download a GIF image containing them.

Some (but not all) browsers enable you to restrict the use of web beacons by either preventing them from sending information back to their source (for example, when you choose browser settings that block cookies and trackers), or by not accessing the images containing them (for example, if you select a ‘do not display images (in emails)’ setting in your email server).

How to opt in or out

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process the information we gather from the use of web beacons in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interest: analysing the effectiveness of our email marketing campaigns. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of web beacons, including automated decision making and profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.cdrelectrical.co.uk/privacy-policy/.

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6. How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.

Accepting or rejecting cookies

Cookie control tool

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool. You can access the tool at any time from any page on our website by clicking the grey triangle at the bottom left. From here, you can opt-in and opt-out of any non-essential cookies.

Browser settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

Google Adsettings

You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:

  • unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
  • switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).

Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Web beacons

You can opt in to us using web beacons in our marketing emails by subscribing to our email newsletter.

You can opt out of our use of web beacons in our marketing emails by unsubscribing from our email newsletter. Simply log into your account on our website, or click the unsubscribe link in any of our newsletters.

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7. Copyright and credit

This Cookie Policy is based on a template provided by GDPR Privacy Policy. For further information, please visit gdprprivacypolicy.org.

The copyright in this Cookie Policy is either owned by, or licensed to, us and is protected by copyright laws around the world and copyright protection software. All intellectual property rights in this document are reserved.
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