COOKIE POLICY

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • 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 to improve 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 to personalise our content for you, 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 in the tables below:

First Party Cookies

Cookies which are generated as a result of visiting our domain (www.signfix.co.uk)

Cookie NameCategoryExpiryPurpose
_gaPerformance730 daysThis cookie is used to distinguish unique users and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
_gatPerformance< 1 dayThis cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_gidPerformance< 1 dayThis cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
PHPSESSIDStrictly NecessarySessionThis is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. A good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.
w3tc_logged_outPerformanceSessionThis cookie is required and added automatically by the cache plugin that runs on this website.
woocommerce_cart_hashStrickly NecessarySessionStores an encoded string representing the contents of the WooCommerce shopping cart
woocommerce_items_in_cartStrickly NecessarySessionRecords if there are any items in the WooCommerce shopping cart
wordpress_test_cookiePerformanceSessionWordPress test cookie
wordpress_Performance14 daysThis cookie is required and added automatically by the plugin that runs on this website.
wordpress_logged_in_Performance14 daysWordPress cookie for a logged in user
wp_woocommerce_session_Strickly Necessary2 daysThe cookie contains information identifying the customer and session expiration time.

 

Third Party Cookies

Please note that third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control.  Third-party cookies are cookies that are on www.signfix.co.uk but come from different domains. An example of this is some of our products display videos hosted by youtube. Although the videos are produced and displayed by us the actual content comes from youtube which is a third party domain therefore you may receive their cookies.

HostCookie NamesExpiryCategoryPurpose
.doubleclick.net_drt_

id

<= 804 daysTargetingThe main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange.
.google.comAPISID

SSID

NID

PREF

SID

SAPISID

HSID

<= 804 daysTargetingAlthough Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. PREF is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference and can be used to personalise ads on google searches. SID is a very common cookie name, but where it is found as a session cookie it is likely to be used as for session state management. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. HSID by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time
.twitter.comauth_token

twll

__utmz

secure_session

guest_id

__utma

remember_checked

remember_checked_on

__utmb

<= 5,789 daysTargetingThis domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services.  Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.
.youtube.comSID

HSID

demographics

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

PREF

APISID

SSID

LOGIN_INFO

YSC

SAPISID

<= 2134 daysTargetingYouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors. This is a very common cookie name, but where it is found as a session cookie it is likely to be used as for session state management. SID cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. Demographics cookie is used for demographic profiling and targeting for advertising. VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos. PREF is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches.

 

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