Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

 

What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your browser or the hard drive of your device.  These cookies allow us to distinguish your browser from that of other users of our website.  Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

Cookies do lots of different jobs.  They help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site both generally and for your specific use. 
 

Acceptance of Cookies

When you first access our site, you will receive a message advising you that cookies are in use. This message may also appear in the event that we change any cookies in use that have a bearing on this policy. By clicking to accept, closing the message or continuing to browse the site, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these cookies, as further described in this policy.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings including the ability to refuse or restrict cookies. You may also delete cookies after they have been placed on your device. However, if you do not accept, restrict or delete cookies at any time, this may affect the functionality of the site and it may take more time to work. You can find more information about cookies at https://www.gov.uk/help/cookie-details.

 

Cookies that We Use

The cookies we use on this site are as follows:

Opt-In Cookies

If you chose to accept cookies, we then use a cookie to record your acceptance of the use of cookies on our site.  We also use cookies to test if your browser is set to allow cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website for it to work properly.  They include, for example, cookies that save the current store language and further cookies that enable you to make use of services provided through the site. These expire at the end of the session when a user exits the browser.

Analytical or performance cookies

These analytical cookies are used to recognise different new and returning visitors and count the number of visitors to the site and to see how visitors use our site and move around it when they are using it.  The performance cookies also measure the performance of the site and its various pages.  We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.  The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, the pages they have visited on the site and where visitors have come to the site from, and the performance of pages.  This allows us to make improvements to the site by understanding how people use it and the user experience.  They do not track your browsing activity on other websites.  These cookies include Google Analytics.   Certain types of these cookies do remain on your browser after the end of a session for up to 2 years.

Functionality or customisation cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our site.   They also collect information about how users access and move through the site. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).  Some of these cookies do remain on your browser after the end of a session for up to 3 months.

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 more relevant to your interests.   Some of these cookies do remain on your browser after the end of a session for up to 3 months.
 

Cookie

Purpose

PHPSESSID

This cookie is essential for our site to enable us to allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient.  It stores a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page.  For example, if an enquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission.


When an enquiry form is submitted successfully, a message is stored and presented to the user thanking them for their enquiry.


No personal information is stored in this cookie.

form_key

This cookie is used to track form submissions.

store

This cookie is used to store the current store view to remember by our preference.

section_data_ids

This cookie is used to store user-initiated actions such as displaying wish lists, checkout information etc.

product_data_storage

This cookie stores product information, enabling it to be updated without sending additional requests to the server.  Speeding up the use of the website and enhancing your experience.

recently_compared_product, recently_compared_product_previous

This cookie stores compared product, enabling it to be updated without sending additional requests to the server.  Speeding up the use of the website and enhancing your experience.

recently_viewed_product, recently_viewed_product_previous

This cookie stores recent viewed product, enabling it to be updated without sending additional requests to the server.  Speeding up the use of the website and enhancing your experience.

mage-messages

This cookie is used to store messages to be shown after you submit a form on our website.

amcookie_allowed

This cookie informs Elcometer whether you have agreed to our request to store cookies.

mage-cache-sessid

mage-cache-storage

mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation

These cookies help assist with caching, ensuring the latest source of data is available for you as a user without having to wait for the server.

mage-translation-storage

mage-translation-file-version

 

As Elcometer operates on a global scale, we use the following cookies to convert the language and content to meet your  individual preferences.

 

_ga

 _gat

_gat_gtag_UA_4285841_14 _gid

These Google Analytic cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use Elcometer websites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us further improve our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.


Website visitors who don’t want their data used by Google Analytics can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here.



Automatically collected data

 

We log visitor's domain and IP addresses automatically; this information does not identify you as an individual, but only the computer that is being used to view the site. This data is used to better understand site usage, so that we can improve our service. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals.



Third parties

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting.

We use YouTube to host our video content and embed YouTube videos into our web pages to allow users to watch the videos without leaving our website. We have no direct control over YouTube’s use of the data stored. For more information, please read YouTube’s privacy policy at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/

 

Managing cookies

You can control and remove cookies via settings in your web browsers. However, restricting cookies may affect the use of Elcometer websites. For this reason we recommend that you accept cookies.

To find out how to refuse the use of cookies, click here: How to disable cookies in your browser.

We may edit this policy from time to time. Please check this policy regularly for any changes.

Further information about how we use your information is available in our Privacy Policy.