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Cookies Policy

What are ‘cookies’?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

 

Types of cookies

Cookies fall into one of two categories – session or persistent – and the type of cookie is determined by how long each cookie is used:

  • Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.

 

Cookies that we use

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

 

NameProviderDescriptionTypeExpiry
wc_fragments_#duracomposites.comEssential WooCommerce cookie to remember what is in a user’s cartHTMLSession
variantduracomposites.comThis sets the homepage version that a user is shown (new vs old)HTTP5 day
viewed_cookie_policyduracomposites.comThis records whether the cookie policy has been viewed and accepted by the visitorHTTP1 year

 

Statistic cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

 

NameProviderDescriptionTypeExpiry
_gaduracomposites.comRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.HTML2 years
_gatduracomposites.comUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rateHTMLSession
_gidduracomposites.comRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site. HTMLSession
gwccduracomposites.comProvides anonymous information that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site, such as pages they visited. HTTP3 months
@@History/@@scroll|#duracomposites.comThis records where a user has scrolled to on a page to enable a smooth user experience when the user decides to return to a previously visited page. HTMLSession

 

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

 

NameProviderDescriptionTypeExpiry
ads/ga-audiences, ads/user-lists/#google.comUsed by Google Adwords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s behaviour across websites. PixelSession
collectgoogle-analytics.comUsed to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. PixelSession
IDEdoubleclick.netUsed by Google DoubleClick to register and report the web site users actions after viewing or clicking on one of the advertisers ads without the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. HTTP2 years
NIDgoogle.comRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. HTTP6 months
test_cookiedoubleclick.netUsed to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. HTTPSession
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEyoutube.comTries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. HTTP179 days
YSCyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. HTTPSession
GPSyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.HTTPSession
Khaos, c, put_#, rpb, rpxrubiconproject.comRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited web sites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.HTTPSession

 

Other cookies

 

NameProviderDescriptionTypeExpiry
/wp/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php-wc_cart_hashduracomposites.comContains information about the ecommerce cart and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes.HTMLSession
_gs, _gd#duracomposites.comUsed by GetSiteControl to determine if a user has seen or interacted with survey and special offer pop-up messages. HTTPSession
_gu, _gw1 year
FirstSession, ReturningSessionduracomposites.comUsed by the site to determine whether the user is a new user or a returning user. HTTP6 months