Cookies Policy

Information About Cookies

What are Cookies?

Our website uses cookies, which are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit our Sites.

A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e. how long the cookie will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.

What do we use Cookies for?

We use cookies to make our Sites easier to use and to better tailor the Sites and our products to your interests and needs. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experience on our Sites. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our Sites and to help us improve the structure and content of our Sites. We cannot identify you personally from this information.

If you would like more information about the purposes of the cookies we use, please see "What Cookies do we use?"

What types of Cookies do we use?

Two types of cookies may be used on the Sites, which are called "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Site. A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific cookie. For more information please see "What Cookies do we use?"

What Cookies do we use?

We have listed below the cookies that we use on the Sites and have explained the purpose of each cookie and how long the cookie will remain on your device.

[Site]/[Application]

Cookie Name

Purpose of the Cookie

Duration of the Cookie

Lowepro.co.uk /  Metacommerce

 ASP.NET_SessionId

Data keys to website database to identify returning users.

 Session Based

 Lowepro.co.uk /  Metacommerce

 Session

Data keys to website database to identify returning users.

Session Based

Lowepro.co.uk / Metacommerce

SecSession

Data keys to website database to identify returning users.

Session Based

No personal information is stored within these cookies. The cookies are marked as “httpOnly” – this means that the browser will only communicated to our servers, and are not accessible via javascript, which also helps protect against cross site scripting accounts. Additionally the cookie “SecSession” is only issued over HTTPS and contains a separate key to help protected against “man in the middle” attacks.

Do we use Third Party Cookies?

We use a number of suppliers that may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our Sites to allow them to deliver the services they are providing. If you would like more information about these cookies, as well as information about how to opt-out of receiving such cookies, please see their privacy policies listed below:

Cookie Name

Description

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purpose set out above.

Further information and how to reject this cookie:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

[When you visit the Sites you may receive cookies from third party websites or domains. We do not control the placing of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information about these cookies. The types of third party cookies used on our Sites are listed below:]

Cookie Name

Description

 

 

How can I control or delete Cookies?

Although most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies, most internet browsers allow you to change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to lean more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.

If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact the way you experience our Sites, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of our Site or you may not receive personalised information when you visit the Site.

If you use different devices to view and access the Sites (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

Pixel Tags

Some of the pages you visit on the Site may also collect information through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs) that may be shared with third parties which directly support our promotional activities and website development. For example, website usage information about visitors to our Sites may be shared with our third party advertising agency to better target Internet banner advertisements on our websites. The information collected through the use of these pixel tags is not, however, personally identifiable, although it could be linked to your personal information.

Web Analytics Tools

The Sites may use web analytics tools, such as Google Analytics and/or Unica, to track your interactions with a site and to store information, such as what time you visited it, whether you’ve visited it before and what site referred you to it.  Site measurement statistics may be used to personalise your website experience, as well as to evaluate (anonymously and in the aggregate) statistics on website activity. We use this information to measure the effectiveness of our web presence and to compile statistical reports. 

Where we use Google Analytics, we may share this information with Google to help Google improve its products and services. Neither we nor Google shall use (or authorise any third party to use) this tool to track or collect personal information about you or associate your personal information with Google Analytics data.  For more information about Google Analytics, go to:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

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