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Cookies

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

What we do with the information we gather

Your Privacy is important to us, find out more how we look after your privacy here.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at privacy@plumbingstocks.co.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to .

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

Cookie name Cookie Description Requirement
mage-cache-sessid The value of this cookie triggers the cleanup of local cache storage. When the cookie is removed by the backend application local storage is cleaned up Required
mage-cache-storage Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables ecommerce functions Required
mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation Forces local storage of specific content sections that should be invalidated Required
mage-messages Tracks error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages. The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper Required
form_key A security measure that appends a random string to all form submissions to protect the data from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Required
product_data_storage Stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products Required
recently_compared_product Stores product IDs of recently compared products for faster browsing Required
recently_compared_product_previous Stores product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation Required
recently_viewed_product Stores product IDs of recently viewed products for easy navigation Required
recently_viewed_product_previous Stores product IDs of recently previously viewed products for easy navigation Required
X-Magento-Vary Used by server performance boosting technologies Required
PHPSESSID Used to link cookies generated in a session Required
_GRECAPTCHA Spam protection for blocking automated bots Required
disable-cookies Stores visitor's choice to disable optional cookies Required
__atuvc Used by AddThis sharing widget to allow visitors to share content. Disabling this cookie will prevent this widget from loading Optional
__atuvs Used by AddThis sharing widget to allow visitors to share content. Disabling this cookie will prevent this widget from loading Optional
loc Used by AddThis sharing widget to cacluate where interactions are coming from. Disabling this cookie will prevent this widget from loading Optional
uvc Used by AddThis sharing widget to recognise visitors across websites. Disabling this cookie will prevent this widget from loading Optional
user_allowed_save_cookie Stores user's cookie consent, if given Optional
zync-uuid Allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisements Optional
sd-session-id Rezync uses this information to measure the efficiency of advertisement on websites Optional
_fbp Facebook site anayltics Optional
_ga Google Ads visitor distinguisher Optional
_gid Google Ads visitor distinguisher Optional
_gat Used to throttle request rates to Google Analytics Optional
_gcl_au Google conversion tracking Optional
_pin_unauth Pinterest Tag for non-logged in users to group actions across pages Optional
_uetsid This contains the Bing Advertisement session ID for a unique session on the site Optional
_uetvid Bing Advertisement assigns this unique, anonymized visitor ID, representing a unique visitor. UET stores this data in a first-party cookie Optional
btIdentify Used by Disqus to identify users when making comments and authenticating Optional
_bti Used by Disqus to identify users when making comments and authenticating Optional
_bts Used by Disqus to identify users when making comments and authenticating Optional
IDE Targetted ads and conversion tracking by DoubleClick Optional
CONSENT Used by Google for cookie consent settings Optional
NID Unique ID used by Google to remember preferences and also sometimes to customise ads Optional
RUD Rocket Fuel uses this to deliver targeted advertising across their network sites ensuring users see relevant advertising Optional
RUDS Rocket Fuel uses this to deliver targeted advertising across their network sites ensuring users see relevant advertising Optional
OGPC This cookie is required by Google Maps to function Optional