Cookie Policy


What are 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.
They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.


How does ParkerTools use 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.
The information collected by cookies is only used by the internal team and will not be shared with any third parties.


What cookies does ParkerTools collect?

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 or performance cookies. These 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.
 

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Description and purpose Expiry Date
AutoLogin Auto login cookie is a functional cookie used to automatically login visitor returning to parkertools.co.uk. Expires 10 years after creation
cookiePreference Cookie preference cookie is a functional cookie used to remember whether parkertools.co.uk visitor accepted use of 'all' or 'essential' cookies. Expires 1 year after creation
_ga ga cookie is an analytical cookie used to set apart unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier and is used to calculate visitor and session data for analytics reports. Expires 2 years after creation
_gat gat cookie is an analytical cookie used to throttle the request rate. Expires 1 minute after creation
_gid gid cookie is an analytical cookie to store and update a unique value of each page visited, distinguishing users. Expires 1 day after creation
hierClassThumbs Hierarchy class thumbnails cookie is a functional cookie used to remember whether parkertools.co.uk visitor prefers to show or hide catalogue product thumbnail images. Expires when the browsing session ends
PHPSESSID PHPSESSID cookie is an essential cookie native to PHP and enables parkertools.co.uk to store serialized data using this session identifier. Expires when the browsing session ends
VAT VAT cookie is a functional cookie used to remember whether parkertools.co.uk visitor prefers to view prices including or excluding VAT. Expires 1 year after creation

How to control and delete cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. Alternatively, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.


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